Thursday, October 15, 2015

USA: "Hand In Hand In The Hand Of The Moon" - Billie Davies

A Jazz Symphony! Art Inspired By Music, Music Inspired By Art  October 1st Release Date!   "Hand In Hand In The Hand Of The Moon"  Billie Davies 

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 the drummer and the drummer influenced by the painter over a period of three days of the full moon."  Born in Belgium and now living in New Orleans, she continues "A collaborative work, conceived in 1995 resulting 20 years later in a series of 8 paintings and a jazz symphony of eight musical movements."

This music was recorded 'live' in one take on an afternoon in April.  For each movement, the corresponding actual painting was hanging on the wall, visible to all musicians, in bright light.  True art.

Alex Blaine - tenor sax
Branden Lewis - trumpet
Evan Oberla - trombone
Ed Strohsahl - upright bass
Billie Davies - drums

Billie Davies Bio: 
Billie Davies is an American female jazz drummer and composer best known for her Avant Garde and Avant-garde jazz compositions since the mid nineties, and her improvisational drumming techniques she has performed in Europe and in the US.

Davies was born in Brugge, Belgium and mostly grew up on the Belgian Coast, Europe, at the North Sea. Her grandfather, Maurice Clybouw, was the first influence in her life to introduce her to the drums when Billie was about three years old. She has had a love relationship with rhythm and drums ever since.
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