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Radio & Podcasts

Caroline Davis, Legraux Tobrogoï, De Beren Gieren, Jamire Williams & Other New Releases

Read "Caroline Davis, Legraux Tobrogoï, De Beren Gieren, Jamire Williams & Other New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


A transatlantic collection of amazing new releases, building bridges between the US and the Belgian, French and British scenes.Happy listening!Playlist Ben Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 Legraux Tobrogoï “Arrête ton char" Pantagruel résolu (Self-released) 0:16 Host talks 5:44 Sébastien Texier “Another Country -Dédié à James Baldwin" We Celebrate Freedom Fighters! (Cristal) 6:52 Host talks 13:23 Joachim Caffonnette Extended “Bittersweet Times" Bittersweet Times (Hypnote) 14:35 Caroline Davis “Highlighter Hearts" Portals, Volume ...

Radio & Podcasts

New releases and a focus on Caroline Davis

Read "New releases and a focus on Caroline Davis" reviewed by Bob Osborne


On this episode of the show you'll hear new releases from Ben Wilcock, Jake Baxendale and Jasmine Lovell-Smith, William Parker as a leader, and, Francisco Mela featuring Matthew Shipp and William Parker as a sideman. There's also a deep dive into jny: Chicago jazz in 2015 with a focus on alto saxophonist Caroline Davis and various bands she was involved with.Playlist Ben Wilcock “Sol Draconi Septum" from The River Tethys (Thick Records) 00:00 Jake Baxendale and Jasmine Lovell-Smith ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Milton Man Gogh, Rachel Musson Curtis Nowosad & More

Read "Milton Man Gogh, Rachel Musson Curtis Nowosad & More" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


Trios and quartets dominate this episode: three-quarters of the playlist are from groups of that size. Featured is German saxophonist Philipp Gropper and his quartet Philm with music from his new album Consequences. Another quartet heard for the first time is Ornicar from France, and OGJB is back. Of the threesomes, first timers are Gentiane MG from Montreal, Milton Man Gogh from Australia, Alexi Tuomarila from Finland, New York's Caroline Davis, Polish bassist Franciszek Pospieszalski, and England's free-jazz saxophonist Rachel ...

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Album Review

Caroline Davis: Heart Tonic

Read "Heart Tonic" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


Reared in Chicago where she attained her PhD in Music Cognition at prestigious Northwestern University, alto saxophonist / composer Caroline Davis recently migrated to New York, while nestling into its fertile jazz and improvisational environs. And while this vibrant quintet date is perhaps more conventional than some of her freer works, Davis' complex harmonic fabrications ring loud and clear via these noteworthy compositions. Moreover, the album title refers to Davis' heart research to obtain a better understanding of its properties ...

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Caroline Davis

Read "Caroline Davis" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero


After honing her skills on the jny: Chicago scene, Caroline Davis has rapidly established herself as an in-demand musician and educator in jny: New York, where she moved in 2013, and internationally. Her debut album, Live Work & Play, was featured on All About Jazz's best releases. The leader or co-leader of several interesting projects, ranging from her quintet to the duos Maitri and Alula, with Matt Mitchell, Caroline's voracious music interests, which go well beyond jazz, made her the ...

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Album Review

Caroline Davis: Doors: Chicago Storylines

Read "Doors: Chicago Storylines" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian


Doors: Chicago Storylines is altoist Caroline Davis' unique take on oral history. Interweaving original compositions with area musicians' narratives Davis reconstructs the history of Chicago jazz in a uniquely engaging and articulate style. On “Chicago Sound?" for instance, after a discussion on the type of jazz played in various neighborhoods, Davis plays soulfully with a cool swagger and embellishes it with clever and soulful ornamentations. Guitarist Mike Allemana follows with a blues drenched earthy improvisation. Allemana ...

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Album Review

Caroline Davis: Live Work & Play

Read "Live Work & Play" reviewed by Mark F. Turner


It's easy to become jaded in an ocean of music where many recordings sound so much alike. But every now and then something piques even great curiosity, as is the case with Live Work and Play , the captivating debut by saxophonist/composer Caroline Davis. Her abilities as a musician and leader signal not just another new voice, but one that is acutely focused, reminiscent of another striking female Chicagoan, saxophonist Matana Roberts. The factors that have shaped ...


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