With a background in Classical and Jazz and a lifetime of musical experiences in jams, performances, recordings and music production, the listener is treated to jazz inclinations within her ensembles that bristle with cutting-edge freshness. (C.J. Bond)
Billie Davies is a jazz drummer, composer and bandleader best known for her Avant- garde, Free Jazz and Avant-garde Jazz compositions since the mid nineties, and her improvisational drumming techniques she has performed in Europe and in the US. Billie Davies hails originally from Brugge, Belgium and mostly grew up on the Belgian Coast at the North Sea in Europe. She played and performed all over Europe, in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Greece until immigrating to the United States at 32 gave her opportunities to play all over the United States.
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Billie Davies: Hand In Hand In The Hand Of The Moon
By Budd Kopman
Published: May 24, 2016
Free drummer Billie Davies calls Hand In Hand In The Hand Of The Moon a
symphony, which implies composition, larger planned structures, etc. Nothing like
that is here, as the music was improvised and recorded in one session. However,
this music is not just a free session of highly intuitive and sensitive players; it has a
reason for being, and that reason is the intersection of the life paths of two artists
working in different media -Davies, a musician and Serge Vandercam, a painter, at
specific time and place.
In correspondence, Davies described their meeting and subsequent relationship:
That is a long story that started with me re-discovering the CoBrA art movement
after having been away from all that culture, I was surrounded by in Europe and that
represented my inner self, my roots and my energy, for too long