Caroline Davis Quartet – Live Work & Play

December 4, 2012 / No Comments / Tags: Caroline Davis, Jeremy Cunningham, live work & play, Matt Ferguson, Mike Allemana, quartet

(Ears and Eyes Records)

Live Work & Play is the compelling third release from Chicago-based saxophonist and composer Caroline Davis. There’s an intensity to Davis’ playing and writing which seems to come from a true desire to forge her own path as an artist. She’s joined in this effort by her quartet featuring guitarist Mike Allemana, drummer Jeremy Cunningham and bassist Matt Ferguson. The song selection is mostly Davis’ own work, with a composition from Allemana and nods to works by Billy Strayhorn and Charlie Parker. Davis is a dynamic musical voice that simply cannot be missed.

Click here to listen to a clip of “Dionysus”.

Tracks: Kowtow, Passive Cloud, Blood Count, Dionysus, Old Rims, Shiny Rims, Real Rims, For Kalvin, Craftsmanship and Emptiness, For Rumi, The Academic Freedom Suite (Part 1), Cheryl.