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Thursday, December 3, 2015

USA: A Jazz Symphony! Music Inspired By Art /"Hand In Hand In The Hand Of The Moon" Billie Davies

Billie Davies | Hand in Hand in the Hand of the Moon

"Hand In Hand In The Hand Of The Moon"
Billie Davies

"Hand In Hand In The Hand Of The Moon"
Music 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 Vandercams
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.

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

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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