Billie Davies is a jazz drummer and composer best known for her Avant-garde, Free Jazz, Avant-jazz and Nu 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. She played and performed all over Europe until immigrating to the United States at 32, where she has been active as a jazz musician ever since.
On November 14, 2013 while living in Hollywood, Billie Davies received the Jazz Artist Of The Year Award by the 23rd Annual Los Angeles Music Awards. That year in L.A. notices the beginnings of her inclinations towards a style that can be best explained today as Nu jazz. (On the recordings of 12 VOLT she played on her combined set of electric and accoustic drums and later she released two improvisations, SUNRAAAH & Melancholia Abstractissimus.).
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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