all about Love.

by The Billie Davies Trio

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Going back in time, finding wonderful classics, and giving them a contemporary/improvisational twist... It gives Billie Davies the greatest pleasure to be able to bring back these particular songs with a new perspective to an audience. The style and spirit is jazz, in its purest form, I adopted “post-cool” to name the genre/style. “... I would describe this music as “contemporary modal with a romantic twist” or perhaps “neo-cool jazz.” Very much like Freddie Hubbard, Tony Williams, Wayne Shorter, Miles Davis, Eric Dolphy and Jackie McLean but in 2012. The music is lyrical, good phrasing, nice rhythms, but at the same time very approachable and listenable even for non-jazz audiences. One could not better describe it then “post-cool jazz”... D. Coffeng.

Billie in her words explains the journey. “The recordings were done true to the jazz tradition, all the musicians are playing live in a circle in one room that has been acoustically treated to the extent of hearing the right acoustics. In recording, mixing and mastering we made sure to preserve the integrity of the playing, and work with the bleed rather than against it. Nothing was added, deleted, gated, filtered or equalized except for some reverb on the horn. What you hear is what we played. I for one, am very happy with the balanced sound we achieved from mixing. The dynamics were of the highest importance in all recordings... and the title says it all... All About Love is in my opinion romantic and passionate.

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released June 6, 2012

Album Title: all about Love.
Release Date: June 06, 2012.
Musicians
On Trombone: Tom Bone Ralls
On Bass: Oliver Steinberg
On Drums: Billie Davies
Tracks
01 Stella By Starlight (Ned Washington, Victor Young)
02 Downtown in the Rain (Tom Bone Ralls)
03 Jean Pierre (Miles Davis)
04 Naima (John Coltrane)
05 Afro Blue (Mongo Santamaria)
06 Green Cheese (The Billie Davies Trio)
07 BUrst! (The Billie Davies Trio)
08 High Noon (The Billie Davies Trio)
09 Afro Blue Too (Mongo Santamaria)
10 Stella By Starlight Too (Ned Washington, Victor Young)
Recording: George Radai.
Mixing: Mike Davies, Billie Davies.
Mastering: John Vestman at Vestman Mastering on 05/18/2012 in HD format.
Recording & Sound Technology/Engineering Management: Mike Davies.
Production & Publishing...
CD Art & Design: by Billie Davies.
Photography: Cover photo by Inez Lewis. Back photos by Halina Duval, Al Tom, Mike Davies. CD label photo by Halina Duval.

Billie Davies, Cobra Basement Production Services.

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BILLIE DAVIES New Orleans, Louisiana

“Billie Davies is a very accomplished free-jazz drummer. Born in Belgium, she now lives in New Orleans. There is a vitality and fluidity in the way that she plays the drum kit...; she speaks through the drums to the other players, asking questions of them and replying with the fusion of styles that she has built up over her travels.” (Chris Baber, Jazz Views) ... more

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