KRIS DAVIS

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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
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KRIS DAVIS Lifespan album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Lifespan
Avant-Garde Jazz 2004
KRIS DAVIS The Slightest Shift album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Slightest Shift
Avant-Garde Jazz 2006
KRIS DAVIS Rye Eclipse album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rye Eclipse
Avant-Garde Jazz 2008
KRIS DAVIS Ridd Quartet: Fiction Avalanche album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ridd Quartet: Fiction Avalanche
Avant-Garde Jazz 2008
KRIS DAVIS Good Citizen album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Good Citizen
Avant-Garde Jazz 2010
KRIS DAVIS Aeriol Piano album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Aeriol Piano
Avant-Garde Jazz 2011
KRIS DAVIS Capricorn Climber album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Capricorn Climber
21st Century Modern 2013
KRIS DAVIS Massive Threads album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Massive Threads
Avant-Garde Jazz 2013
KRIS DAVIS Waiting For You To Grow album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Waiting For You To Grow
Avant-Garde Jazz 2014
KRIS DAVIS Save Your Breath album cover 4.02 | 2 ratings
Save Your Breath
21st Century Modern 2015
KRIS DAVIS Duopoly album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Duopoly
Avant-Garde Jazz 2016
KRIS DAVIS Davis / Mitchell / Ortiz / Shipp : New American Songbooks, Volume 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Davis / Mitchell / Ortiz / Shipp : New American Songbooks, Volume 2
21st Century Modern 2018
KRIS DAVIS Diatom Ribbons album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Diatom Ribbons
Eclectic Fusion 2019

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KRIS DAVIS Kris Davis & Craig Taborn : Octopus album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kris Davis & Craig Taborn : Octopus
Avant-Garde Jazz 2018

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KRIS DAVIS Save Your Breath

Album · 2015 · 21st Century Modern
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Canadian pianist Kris Davis is known as one of key figures in New York new avant-garde jazz since she relocated to Brooklyn some years ago. She studied jazz piano in University of Toronto and extended piano techniques with Benoit Delbecq in Paris.During last decade she recorded series of solo,duo,trio,quartet and quintet albums, and in 2014 formed her most ambitious project - Infrasound octet.

"Save Your Breath" is Infrasound's second album, and it's a real beast. Among Kris on piano and her different previous projects' members guitarist Nate Radley (Davis' husband), organist Gary Versace and drummer Jim Black Infrasound contains bass clarinetists quartet(Oscar Noriega,Ben Goldberg,Joachim Badenhorst and Andrew Bishop).New album is engineered by Sonic Youth / Living Colour veteran engineer Ron Saint Germain.As a result recorded music has new quality - it's impossible to separate where finishes contemporary classic composition and starts free improvisation or hammer-heavy avant-rock riffs.

Infrasound's music is heavy,quirky with complex but well controlled rhythm structures,lot of reeds soloing, all based on well-composed academic base.Rhythm section is generally avant-rock,doubled by bass reeds quartet it with no doubt is a trouble for your flat's windows if played loud. Guitar sounds as if Marc Ribot would be on board and dark organ's sound recalls Jamie Saft's passages.Despite of obvious rock aesthetics,this album is first of all jazz release - level of musicianship techniques,musicians' interplay and inventiveness that possible on advanced jazz scene only. Best tag (if tag is needed) would be Infrasound is advanced jazz collective playing modern creative avant-jazz-prog - on very their own way.

Six compositions - all longer than ten minutes,but surprisingly accessible (being in reality really complex and quirky). Great release on the border between progressive jazz,rock and academic music, excellent evidence against skeptics saying nothing new happens in today's music.

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