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Pianist-composer Kris Davis has blossomed as one of the singular talents on the New York jazz scene, a deeply thoughtful, resolutely individual artist who offers “uncommon creative adventure,” according to JazzTimes. The Vancouver-born, Brooklyn-residing Davis was dubbed one of the music’s top up-and-comers in a 2012 New York Times article titled “New Pilots at the Keyboard,” with the newspaper saying: “Over the past couple years in New York, one method for deciding where to hear jazz on a given night has been to track down the pianist Kris Davis.” Reviewing one of the series of striking albums Davis has released over the past half-decade, the Chicago Sun-Times lauded the “sense of kaleidoscopic possibilities” in her playing and compositions. Long favored by her peers and jazz fans in the know, Davis has earned high praise from no less than star pianist and MacArthur “Genius” Grant honoree Jason Moran, who included her in his Best of 2012 piece in Art Forum, writing: “A freethinking, gifted pianist on the scene, Davis lives in each note that she plays

Blood Moon

Label: Intakt Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Snakes And Lattices; Blood Moon; Gunweep; Flying Embers; Whistlings; Maroon; Golgi Complex; Elephant In The Room; Jagged Jaunts.

Freya

Label: Edition Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Parallax; Scáthach Isle of Skye; Aspasia and Pericles; In the Light of Reverence; Freya; Interlude #1; Heart to Heart; Juno Lucina; Geri’s Print; Interlude #2.

Inland Empire

Label: Clean Feed Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Inland Empire; Truffle Pigs and Katmandu Stray Dogs; Jag Vet Inte; Surf Curl; Hindsight Bias; Fighter.

Slipknots Through a Looking Glass

Label: Pyroclastic Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Baby Renfro; SpAE; Earl & the Three-Fifths Compromise; Slipknots Through a Looking Glass, Part 1; Shutter; ProByte; Slipknots Through a Looking Glass, Part 2; House of Leaves; When I Become Nothing; Vimen; Slipknots Through a Looking Glass, Part 3.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Eric Revis: Slipknots Through a Looking Glass

Read "Slipknots Through a Looking Glass" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

Eccola la nuova formazione del contrabbassista Eric Revis, un incontro di storici collaboratori che promette meraviglie. Al quartetto che licenziò nel 2014 In the Memory of Things Yet Seen si aggiunge la pianista Kris Davis già presente nel precedente City of Asylum e nel successivo Sing Me Some Cry (tutti per Clean Feed) e il cerchio ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Tineke Postma: Freya

Read "Freya" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Following the co-led outing with Greg Osby that was Sonic Halo (Challenge Records, 2014), Dutch saxophonist Tineke Postma took a step back from her solo career to raise a family. In the intervening years there were two trio albums with Nathalie Loriers, but Freya-- Postma's debut on Edition Records--marks her comeback as a leader. Inspiration comes ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Eric Revis: Slipknots Through a Looking Glass

Read "Slipknots Through a Looking Glass" reviewed by Troy Dostert

Bassist Eric Revis typically has so many ideas in play that it's virtually impossible for him to limit himself to one ensemble at a time. This is one of the reasons why he's used a variety of groups over the years to deliver his music. His trio with pianist Kris Davis and drummer Andrew Cyrille released ...

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New Releases from Felice Clemente, Jorma Tapio, Øyvind Skarbø and More!

Read "New Releases from Felice Clemente, Jorma Tapio, Øyvind Skarbø and More!" reviewed by Bob Osborne

This week I have a selection of new releases from Europe with music from Finland with Jorma Tapio, from Norway with Øyvind Skarbø and friends, and Russian jazzers BROM. I am also focusing on an excellent solo album from Italian saxophonist Felice Clemente. There's some Latin sounds from Bocana and John Finbury and to round things ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Ingrid Laubrock + Kris Davis: Blood Moon

Read "Blood Moon" reviewed by John Sharpe

Saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock and Canadian pianist Kris Davis recognized each other as kindred spirits early on after the German's move to New York City. They have remained close collaborators ever since. So much so that it's almost a surprise that this is their first record as a twosome. They've honed their shared sensibilities in Laubrock's Anti-House, ...


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