Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Jesse Davis - Soul Searchin' (Live in Seoul) NAGEL HEYER RECORDS 2017

Alto saxophonist Jesse Davis is one of the top contemporary Jazz stars coming out of New Orleans, where he was born in 1965. In addition to leading his own group, Davis has performed with such stellar jazz musicians as Jack McDuff, Major Holley, Cecil Payne, Illinois Jacquet, Chico Hamilton, Junior Mance, Kenny Barron, Cedar Walton, Nicholas Payton, and Roy Hargrove. He toured in 1996 along with Phil Woods, Charles McPherson, and Gary Bartz in the group Sax Machine.

Recording with his own quartet since 1991, Davis led the band in more than 50 shows in Spain, France, Italy, and the U.K. in 1993, 1994, and 1995. He returned to New Orleans in 1996. Davis made his acting debut in the Robert Altman film "Kansas City" where he plays Charlie Parker.

Now he is leading the Jesse Davis Quartet accompanied by the uprising pianist Paul Kirby and a world-class rhythm section with Martin Zenker, bass, and Kim Minchan, drums.

1 Pray Thee Be Free 
2 Beyond the Storm 
3 Innuendo 
4 It's Just Farewell 
5 End of a Love Affair 
6 Jesse Talks 
7 I'm Glad There Is You 

Tracks 1-4 are Jesse Davis originals

Paul Kirby - piano
Martin Zenker - double bass
Kim Minchan - drums