‘SATORI’ – JOSEPHINE DAVIES TRIO: SUN 12th AUGUST 5:15pm – 6:30pm (75mins), St Marys Stage
LINEUP: Josephine Davies (saxophones) James Maddren (drums) Dave Whitford (bass)
WHAT THEY SAY: “A truly gifted and imaginative saxophonist, Davies undoubtedly possesses the art of the improviser” (All About Jazz)
“Josephine Davies takes on the challenge of the saxophone trio format and succeeds brilliantly” – (JazzMan)
SHOW INFO: Josephine Davies is a much in demand presence on the London jazz scene in both small group and large ensemble settings as both a Saxophonist and Composer. St Marys provides an ideal venue for the Satori* Project (2017), which has been variously described as Inventive, Lyrical (Jazzwise), Spiritual, Spiralling, Joyful (UK Vibe), Fluent, Imaginative (Jazz Man), and Irrepressible Tunefulness (Downbeat). This is a project that combines Davies seeking freedom of expression with an interest in Japanese philosophy and lifestyle from where the title originates.
Expect to hear contemporary material from the current trio together with other more straightahead influences, from the classic jazz repertoires of Sonny Rollins, Joe Henderson and John Coltrane, and readily accessible to most jazz listeners.
The trio is deliberately chordless and features bassist Dave Whitford, and James Maddren. both gifted and in demand as the ‘first call’ basist & percusionist of choice, for both the younger, and the more established generation of jazz musicians in the UK. Maddren is no stranger to Wales either, as he is also a drums tutor at RWCMD’s Jazz Department (Cardiff).
*Satori is a Buddhist word meaning a moment of illumination or clarity. It emphasizes the interplay between practice and enlightenment.