Billie & The Bad Boyzzzz
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BILLIE & The Bad Boyzzzz BILLIE DAVIES - drums, OLIVER WATKINSON - bass, BRANDEN LEWIS - trumpet, EVAN OBERLA - trombone, ARI KOHN - reeds Rehearsals are mostly like jam sessions, framed with extreme care by the technical preparations and treatments. This looseness, with no music written down beyond basic song structures, is exactly what Billie Davies wants... A band with an award winning sound that brings you an Upbeat, New, Modern and Avant-garde Jazz created in New Orleans. One has to give that justice to art, That it brings proof that nothing functions. It establishes that there is no use, Not for the universe, Not for religion. It's flagrant uselessness makes one discover that something, Of which no-one gave much thought, Suddenly becomes essential. "by François Jacqmin" Why art? From where comes the creative urge? Music, in general, is extremely abstract, and reaches our emotional center through some unknown conduit, sometimes changing our lives forever. Jazz lives on the boundary of art and entertainment, and can exist in each world, performing different functions. However, improvised creative music that ventures beyond "style," that aims for direct emotional communication from player to listener, can become "Art With No Purpose" other than to exist for the time it is played. Recording the ephemeral almost becomes a sacrilege. (Budd Kopman, All About Jazz) "Avant-garde music really finds its beauty in the way it rids musical expression of a number of conceptual restraints, leaving the core of the artist’s emotion to be exposed bare. This kind of intimate connection with the listener is what drummer Billie Davies offers". (Noé Cugny, OffBEAT Magazine ) "Drummer/composer Billie Davies’ latest stop in her musical journey is a fruitful pairing of what she brought into New Orleans with what New Orleans brought to her." (S Victor Aaron, Something Else!)
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