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New Orleans Drummer Billie Davies Announces Her New Release, "Perspectives II" By Billie Davies Trio, For September 27, 2018

New Orleans Drummer Billie Davies Announces Her New Release, "Perspectives II" By Billie Davies Trio, For September 27, 2018

About Perspectives II “All of my music is improvisational... a conversation between musicians and musical instruments. A joint emotional expression inspired by a certain common feeling, thought or perspective in an instinctual, unpredictable, freely expressed improvisation exploring authentic feelings and inspirations that is being communicated to an audience, a listener, a community."—Billie Davies Perspectives II is an ...

Billie Davies Announces Perspectives 2 Performance At Art Klub Theatre in New Orleans On June 1

Billie Davies Announces Perspectives 2 Performance At Art Klub Theatre in New Orleans On June 1

Billie Davies Perspectives at Art Klub Theater
1941 Arts Street
jny: New Orleans, LA 70117 June 1, 2018 at 8 pm
$18 general admission $15 for artists seniors students teachers Perspectives II Billie Davies announces her Perspectives project finale performance, “Perspectives II”. The performance will be recorded live for sound by Mike Davies ...

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Billie Davies

Billie Davies is an American female jazz drummer and composer best known for her Avant-garde and Avant-garde Jazz compositions since the mid-1990s, and her improvisational drumming techniques. "All of my music is improvisational... a conversation between musicians and musical instruments. A joint emotional expression inspired by a certain common feeling, thought or perspective in an instinctual, unpredictable, freely expressed improvisation exploring authentic feelings and inspirations that is being communicated to an audience, a listener, a community." - Billie Davies “Billie Davies is a very accomplished free-jazz drummer

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Billie Davies: On Hollywood Boulevard

Read "On Hollywood Boulevard" reviewed by Budd Kopman

There could not be much more of a musical, emotional or just vibe difference than that between drummer Billie Davies' latest album On Hollywood Boulevard and her previous project, Hand In Hand In The Hand Of The Moon.

However, although they inhabit completely different worlds, both projects had a very long gestation and originate ...

ARTICLE: BEST OF / YEAR END

Budd Kopman's Best Releases of 2016

Read "Budd Kopman's Best Releases of 2016" reviewed by Budd Kopman

Of the seventy or so albums I was fortunate to review this year (with many still waiting in the wings), the releases below (in chronological order) are those that moved me the most and hence that I remember the clearest, even after a year. The quality of the music is uniformly high, and leaving something off ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Billie Davies - A Nu Experience: On Hollywood Boulevard

Read "On Hollywood Boulevard" reviewed by Sacha O'Grady

From Buddy Rich to Billy Cobham, jazz drumming (as opposed to pop-rock) has been a predominately masculine affair, and something which perhaps remains so even to this day -which isn't to say that women are excluded from the club entirely.

Drummer Billie Davies began her career in Europe, performing extensively across the continent, before ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Billie Davies - A Nu Experience - A New Direction In New Orleans

Billie Davies - A Nu Experience - A New Direction In New Orleans

After 20 years of playing, producing and releasing instrumental jazz, Billie Davies is turning a page and is bringing us a Nu Vocal and Electric Experience, On Hollywood Boulevard. Billie Davies' 2012 release of All About Love solidified her position as a professional jazz musician. This recording of standards and original music, charted #1 in CMJ Jazz ...

Billie Davies: Hand In Hand In The Hand Of The Moon

Read "Hand In Hand In The Hand Of The Moon" reviewed by Budd Kopman

Free drummer Billie Davies calls Hand In Hand In The Hand Of The Moon a symphony, which implies composition, larger planned structures, etc. Nothing like that is here, as the music was improvised and recorded in one session. However, this music is not just a free session of highly intuitive and sensitive players; it has a ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Billie Davies: Hand In Hand In The Hand Of The Moon

Read "Hand In Hand In The Hand Of The Moon" reviewed by Roger Farbey

Hand In Hand In The Hand Of The Moon is a heartfelt homage to the artist Serge Vandercam (1924-2005) whose paintings, depicted on the inside CD cover, originally inspired this suite of collaborative improvisations. Initially the inspiration drew from a period of three days of the full moon in 1995 when the artist was influenced by ...

NEWS: RECORDING

"Hand In Hand In The Hand Of The Moon" - Drummer Billie Davies With Art Inspired By Music, Music Inspired By Art!

"Hand In Hand In The Hand Of The Moon"  - Drummer Billie Davies With Art Inspired By Music, Music Inspired By Art!

Billie Davies' Hand In Hand In The Hand Of The Moon Inspired by Artist Serge Vandercam Drummer Billie Davies pays homage to Danish-born Belgian artist Serge Vandercam in this exciting free-form adventure. Hand In Hand In The Hand Of The Moon is a musical symphony inspired by Vandercam's exquisite creations. Davies says it is, “The painter influenced by ...