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Caroline Davis

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Mobile since her birth in Singapore, composer and saxophonist Caroline Davis’s music covers a wide range of styles, owed to her shifting environment as a child. As a leader, she has released six albums: Live Work & Play (2012), Doors: Chicago Storylines (2015), Heart Tonic (2018), Alula (2019), Anthems (2019), and Portals (2021). She won Downbeat’s Critic’s Poll Rising Star Alto- Saxophonist (2018) and was listed in both Downbeat’s Readers Poll (2021) and JazzTimes Expanded Critics Poll (2021). Her work has garnered much praise from NPR, The New York Times, The Wire, DownBeat, JazzTimes, and many international publications. Davis is active as both a side-person and a leader in a diverse set of music communities (jazz, improvised music, modern classical, R&B, folk)

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

From Sergio Mendes to Susan Alcorn

Read "From Sergio Mendes to Susan Alcorn" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


This show covers a wide swath of creative music, going from Sergio Mendes and Julie Driscoll to June Tyson and Susan Alcorn. Don Byron and Ryan Keberle are among the others who appear on the program. Playlist Henry Threadgill Sextett “I Can't Wait Till I Get Home" from he Complete Novus & Columbia Recordings ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Resetting the Standard - Part 1

Read "Resetting the Standard - Part 1" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


In the wake of the recent publication of New Standards, the collection of 101 compositions by women composers curated by Terri Lyne Carrington for Berklee Press, this week we feature some of the compositions featured in the new book, and a few more that we hope may appear in a future expanded edition.Happy listening!

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Summer Releases from Sasha Berliner, Lia Booth, Vicki Burns, Sheila Jordan, Naima Shamborguer & More

Read "Summer Releases from Sasha Berliner, Lia Booth, Vicki Burns, Sheila Jordan, Naima Shamborguer & More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast presents new releases from vocalists Sheila Jordan, Lia Booth, Vicki Burns, Naima Shamborguer and the first single from vibraphonist Sasha Berliner's latest project, plus birthday shoutouts to writer Joan Whitney (Behave Yourself, Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens), trombonist Natalie Cressman, saxophonist Caroline Davis, vocalists Suzanne Pittson, Lezlie Harrison and Mavis Staples, among others. ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

John Scofield, Koma Saxo, Elias Stemeseder, Biréli Lagrène & More New Releases

Read "John Scofield, Koma Saxo, Elias Stemeseder, Biréli Lagrène & More New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


In this segment several projects featuring the restless Swedish bassist Petter Eldh, solo projects by guitar masters and a young piano virtuoso, interesting combinations of forward looking jazz and strings, & more.Happy listening!PlaylistBen Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 Koma Saxo, Sofja Jernberg “Lo Ve Ko Ma" ...

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Article: My Playlist

Federico Calcagno: gli album che sto ascoltando

Read "Federico Calcagno: gli album che sto ascoltando" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero


1. Michele Mazzini, A Flemish Fantasy, (Produzione Indipendente, 2021). Un lavoro sperimentale che nasce durante la pandemia, un collage di suoni sintetizzati e registrati da Michele Mazzini, artista italiano di base ad Amsterdam poco conosciuto, nonché principalmente clarinettista. Una testimonianza interessante di come la creatività non possa essere stroncata, nemmeno da un'emergenza globale. Molti ...

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Article: Year in Review

Ludovico Granvassu's 2021 Sonic Delights

Read "Ludovico Granvassu's 2021 Sonic Delights" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


Jazz is not a competitive sport and “Best Ofs" are misnomers. End of the year listicles have no bearing on the artistic standing of the albums they include, or on those they neglect, just like a five star review doesn't make the album it graces any better than it already is. But, apparently, humans ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Berne and Helias

Read "Berne and Helias" reviewed by Bob Osborne


On this weeks show, a focus on recent releases of live material by the Bloodcount band led by Tim Berne, plus some of his work with Mark Helias. There are also new albums from Caroline Davis and Joachim Caffonette and a classic track from Eric Dolphy. Playlist Bloodcount “Byram's World" from ...

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Article: 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" ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Music and Archive Classics

Read "New Music and Archive Classics" reviewed by Bob Osborne


On this week's show we'll feature brand new releases plus some classic Blue Note sounds from 1957 and British Jazz from 1966. You'll hear Jon Gordon, Lisa Hilton, Marc Johnson, Neil Ardley & The New Jazz Orchestra, Caroline Davis, Curtis Fuller, Kazemde George, Roy Campbell, Strange Winds and Alex Norris.Playlist Alex Pope Norris “Fleet ...


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