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John Davey

John Davey has released the CD “You Are Here” with his world music-jazz trio GlobeTrotting, featuring bansuri flutist/multi-reedist Steve Gorn and percussionist Brian Melick. He released his first CD as a leader, entitled "Sound Bites", in the Fall of 2005, featuring pianist Jeremy Wall, guitarist Chuck D'Aloia, percussionist Brian Melick, and vocalist Lorena Guillen. His chamber-jazz string trio From The Bridge, featuring classical guitarist Dennis Turechek and violist Amy Merrill, released their debut CD “9 views” in the Spring of 2001. He has studied with jazz bassists Gary Peacock, Dave Holland and Mark Helias. He performed for three years with his quartet The Bridge, appearing at The Syracuse JazzFest in 1995 and 1996. He has performed with The Catskill Symphony, jazz pianists Mike Holober and Francesca Tanksley, saxophonists Al Galodoro, Erica Lindsay, Brian Patneaude and J.R. Montrose, the late percussionist Collin Walcott, and jazz cellist Hank Roberts. He recorded and performed with the NJ based jazz trio Interweave for ten years, featuring pianist Frank Giasullo and drummer Pat Tamminen. They recorded their album “Expedition” at Rudy Van Gelder’s Englewood Cliffs, NJ studio in 1986. He is a member of BMI, and teaches jazz bass at SUNY Oneonta and Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY, where he also teaches Jazz Combo. He has recently released the CD “Let Them Tell Us”, a spoken word/poetry/original music project with his wife Alison Black, collectively known as THEY SAY.


Album Review

John Davey - Dean Sharp - Ken McGloin: Open Range

Read "Open Range" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Recorded in upstate New York and mastered by iconic experimental guitarist David Torn, the band led by bassist, educator John Davey embraces jazz power trio fare amid Americana, and jazz-folk and navigates through a potpourri of improvisation-based scenarios. However, the musicians sustain an open landscape via a loose but potent mode of operations. Consisting of works spanning two to five minutes in length, the trio sustains an upbeat demeanor with a diverse mix. “Freakshow" is a piece where ...

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"John Davey is a melodic bassist as well as a fine composer...The musical content has a a lot of value.. The ambiance is friendly and intimate with very listenable results." - Malcolm Creese, Double-Bassist Magazine, UK

"John Davey has a special way with the upright bass. Anybody listening to him could tell that he's got the right touch...original and compelling music, reminding us what a wide open world jazz really is... successfully spanning many islands of jazz" - Mark Bialczak, Syracuse Post-Standard

"Very cool and soothing, This is a record (9 views from the bridge) that will take you away...one of the best I've ever heard." - Derek Sivers, President, cdbaby.com

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Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Open Range

Lil' Pumpkin Records


Sound Bites

Unknown label



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