Kris Davis

As a leader, collaborator, or sideman, Kris Davis has emerged as one of the most innovative and singular pianists on New York's creative jazz scene of the 21st century. Davis is highly disciplined and often applies rigorous standards and approaches her music from angles that are truly unique (for example, deciding to entirely dispense with chords in favor of lines). This was clear from her acclaimed leader debut, 2004's "Lifespan." Influenced by modern classical and jazz masters alike, she draws liberally from György Ligeti, Luciano Berio, and Morton Feldman, as well as Thelonious Monk, Cecil Taylor, Herbie Hancock, and Keith Jarrett, as evidenced by her solo offering "Aeriol Piano" in 2011. Davis has also been known to explore areas where contemporary post-minimalism and creative jazz intersect, evoking the work of minimalist pioneer Steve Reich, as on Octopus, her 2018 duo...

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Kris Davis Albums

4 records