Live Work & Play

by Caroline Davis Quartet

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Kowtow 08:22
Blood Count 05:05
Dionysus 06:00
Old Rims 02:03
Shiny Rims 02:22
Cheryl 07:20


This record is a representation of the artist's struggle to live, work, and play. I believe that patience is the guide through this process, but I'm constantly working to attain it. I find a bounty of relief in the words of 13th century poet, Rumi: "Workers rush toward some hint of emptiness, which they then start to fill. Their hope, though, is for emptiness, so don't think you must avoid it. It contains what you need!"


released November 6, 2012

Caroline Davis - alto saxophone
Mike Allemana - guitar
Matt Ferguson - bass
Jeremy Cunningham - drums

1, 2, 4, 5, 7, and 8: Composed by Caroline Davis (LadyMaitri Music) BMI
9: Composed by Mike Allemana (Tubbins Music) BMI
6: Improvised by Jeremy Cunningham
3: Composed by Billy Strayhorn (Tempo Music, Inc.), Arranged by Mike Allemana
10: Composed by Charlie Parker (Atlantic Music Corporation)

Recorded at Minbal, Chicago Illinois
Engineer: Benjamin Balcom
March 30 and April 13, 2012
Mixed and Mastered by Brian Schwab

Photography by Josh Hawkins
Artwork and Design by Daniel Boccato

Gratitude: Thanks to Mike, Matt, and Jeremy for their unique voices and honesty. Endless gratitude to every musician who has inspired me to keep the spirit alive.
© Ears and Eyes Records 2012 / All Rights Reserved

This project is supported by a Community Arts Assistance Program grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.


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Caroline Davis Brooklyn, New York

Saxophonist and vocalist living in New York.

Leader of jazz quintet and Alula. Co-leader of Maitri, Whirlpool, and Pedway.

Ears&Eyes Records
Sunnyside Records
New Amsterdam Records


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