JazzNOW: Kris Davis’ Diatom Ribbons — Live At GBH
Kris Davis’ Diatom Ribbons with Terri Lyne Carrington and Val Jeanty – A live performance at WBGH in Boston
Music Video for Combustion 2 (Cory Smythe). Video by Frank Heath
Protect Your Home (Interpret It Well)
“Interpret It Well” appears courtesy of the artist and Pyroclastic Records and is the title track from the record by Ches Smith on Pyroclastic Records. Directed/Edited by Frank Heath, Produced by David Breskin
Ingrid Laubrock - The Last Quiet Place – Jazzwise – John FordhamMay 24, 2023
★★★★ Inspired by the Pulitzer-prizewinning writings of environmental journalist Elizabeth Kolbert, much-lauded German saxophonist/composer Ingrid Laubrock composed most of the music for The Last Quiet Place in solitude and outdoors – but if she was feeling that the imagination might be the …
Kris Davis – Bandcamp – Britt RobsonMay 17, 2023
In 2019, pianist Kris Davis released the debut album from her group Diatom Ribbons, an ambitious, original project that was extraordinary for both its reach and its grasp. It was a propitious year for Davis, who is now in her early 40s. She …
Sylvie Courvoisier / Cory Smythe - The Rite Of Spring: Spectre D’un Songe – Jazz Views – Jack KennyMay 11, 2023
A unique album! An album defined by both its ambition and its execution. It is unnerving to realise that Stravinsky’s ‘The Rite of Spring’ has been with us for 110 years: the power to thrill, surprise and challenge still there. …
Mark Dresser - Tines of Change – The Free Jazz Collective – Eyal HareuveniMay 11, 2023
Mark Dresser is not only a true master of the double bass but also a lifelong researcher, innovator and conceptualist of the bull fiddle’s almost infinite sonic possibilities, and a rare musician who treats his instrument as an orchestra rather …
Mark Dresser - Tines Of Change – Jazz Journal – Peter GambleMay 7, 2023
The Californian bassist expands the range of the bass with tines and pickups and produces sounds by turns floating, gutteral and everyday The concept of a solo bass album can be a daunting prospect at the best of times for …
Kris Davis wins a 2023 Grammy
Kris Davis wins a 2023 Grammy for Terri Lyne Carrington’s album ‘New Standards, Vol. 1.'
Pianist and Composer Kris Davis awarded a 2021 Doris Duke Artist Award alongside Wayne Shorter and Danilo Perez
Kris Davis, a 2021 Doris Duke Artist in the jazz category, is a critically acclaimed pianist and composer who was described by The New York Times as a beacon for “deciding where to hear jazz on a given night.” Since 2003, Davis has released 23 recordings...
Kris Davis wins the 2020 JJA award for Composer & Pianist of the Year
This year’s Awards for instrumentalists advance a multi-year trend by the JJA’s voting members to recognize accomplished women among the multiple nominated finalists. Drummer and educator Terri Lyne Carrington (Musician of the Year), pianist-composer Kris...
NPR Jazz Critics poll names Kris Davis’ Diatom Ribbons #1 Jazz album of 2019!
Kris Davis - Diatom Ribbons (Pyroclastic) At a glance, an odd candidate for consensus: Kris Davis, an improviser-composer with the instinct of an alchemist, made Diatom Ribbons by drawing inspiration from oceanic microbiology, tectonic movement and piano precursors...
Davis wins 2018 Critic’s poll in Downbeat Magazine
Thanks to all the critics for their vote for the Rising Star Artist and Piano Category! See article here