Caroline Davis - alto saxophone
John Tate - bass
Jay Sawyer - drums
For the past four years, saxophonist/composer Caroline Davis has been tied up in matters of the heart. Her focus is multi-tiered, however. There are the metaphorical facets, including her feelings about her recent relocation to New York from her longtime home in Chicago and the emotional rigors of navigating the path of an itinerant musician within the City’s bustling jazz scene. There is also a more physiological aspect, as Davis has actively researched the life giving organ and its properties in dealing with her father’s own heart ailment. All of these forces come to bear on her new recording, Heart Tonic.
“The group was able to reach a moment of collective improvisation and boundless energy—embodying the full, spiritual fury and technical mastery” - Capital Bop