James Davis Quintet

James Davis Quintet


This modern/creative jazz quintet features original compositions grounded in the language of jazz from the last 30 years or so, and incorporates influences from all types of modern music. Throughout the group's stylistic tangents, a common thread of patience and sensibility pervade the renditions.


Press for the James Davis Quinet:
"In addition is his palatable approach and well-filleted rhythm contained within his music, Davis connotes a certain 'world music with a philosophy,' plus his improvisational directness is well placed to bring out the hopefully cogent ties to his (I'm sure) well-suited audiences." - George Carroll, Musician's Ombudsman

"James’s best tunes.....share the simple (but not simplistic) tunefulness that Bill Frisell and Pat Metheny have used to such great advantage. They have a wide-open prairie sensibility, and the melodies forswear the vertiginous leaps and bounds endemic to bebop, early avant-garde jazz, and today’s free-improv energy music, instead tracing gently rolling arcs—shapes further softened by the use of electric piano in the rhythm section." - Neil Tesser, Chicago Reader

"...enjoyable music filled with dreamy atmospheric, lovely tones and stimulating solo forays played by an ensemble of young musicians who are making a name for themselves in the exciting Chicago jazz arena."
- Brad Walseth, jazzchicago.net

For more info see: www.jcdavis.org


Angles of Refraction (2007) ears&eyes Records

Set List

varies by performance