about BILLIE DAVIES.
Billie Davies was born a natural drummer and band leader. Her grand-father, Maurice Clybouw, was the first one 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.
All of her music is improvisational... a conversation between musicians and musical instruments, a joint emotional expression inspired by a certain common feeling, thought or perspective that is being communicated to an audience, a listener, a community. She practices the Art of the Jazz Musician, drumming the rhythms of Jazz, Jazz Fusion, Free Jazz and Avant-Garde music.
"Billie Davies is a force of nature! Billie has many years of experience as a Jazz drummer. She brings out the best in the musicians she works with. Billie is creative and focused on her music and art and brings her passion and experience to all of her creative endeavors.”
about THE BILLIE DAVIES TRIO.
Tom Bone Ralls- trombone.
Tom Bone Ralls just wants to play and has done so for the largest part of his life...
He has worked with Magyk Band, Johnny Otis, Tramaine Hawkins, k. d. Lang, Freestyle Fellowship, Macy Gray, Mikah 9, Tre Hardson, John Powell, Weapon of Choice, Fishbone, et al.
Oliver Steinberg- bass
Oliver Steinberg received his musical training from legendary bassist Carol Kaye. Oliver has performed with Wayne Shorter, Lyle Lovett, Rickie Lee Jones, Shrimp Louis Foot Cream, Torn Ham,The Groove Merchants of Venice, HR from Bad Brains, El Duce from the Mentors and many others.
Billie Davies- drums.
She has worked with with Pol Pieter Leemans, Bert De Coninck, Claude Mazet, Steve Mowry, Lilian Jackson, Johnny Nitro with Johnny Ace, Leroy Vinegar, Gary Silva, John Handy, Joe Fuentes, Saul Kaye, Michael Godwin, Lee Elfenbein, Andre Lavelle, Steve Della Maggiora, Robert Sherman, Drew Waters, Pierre Swärd, Mark Schaeffer, John Parker, Daniel Coffeng, Manny Silvera, Jon LaTona, Larry the guitar player Marx, et al.
I would describe the music on their new album, "all about Love", 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 & Jackie McLean but in 2012. 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".