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CATCH THE CODES...

 

... FINALLY, THE NEW ALBUM FROM THE SACHA PERRY TRIO, MORSE CODES FROM THE OPPOSITE LAND, IS HERE!!! 

RELEASED ON GUT STRING RECORDS, AND AVAILABLE DIGITALLY AND PHYSICAL COPIES ON CDBABY!!!

 

THIS WHOLE PROJECT IS MORE THAN A LABOR OF LOVE: IT'S A CONVERSATION BETWEEN THREE BROTHERS; SACHA- WITH HIS ORIGINAL COMPOSITIONS- SETS THE TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION; ME AND CHARLES (WHO'VE BEEN HAVING OUR OWN FORM OF MUSICAL DIALOGUE SINCE 2005) ADD, SUBTRACT AND AUGMENT HIS POINT OF VIEW TO A COLLECTIVE EFFECT. TO THINK THAT SUCH A CONVERSATION CAN COME FROM A FOUR-HOUR SESSION (THREE HOURS REALLY- AN HOUR OF MIC/VIDEO SETUP..!!) WAS NOT INTENDED, EVEN THOUGH THE GOAL WAS TO SIMPLY PLAY WELL; THINK WE ACHIEVED OUR GOAL, AND MUCH MORE..

 

THIS, I HUMBLY SAY, IS THE BEST PROJECT I'VE HAD THE HONOR OF PRESENTING TO YOU; THE LOVE FOR SACHA IS HOW IT ALL STARTED AND FOR HIM TO FEEL PROUD OF THE ALBUM IS ENOUGH TO GIVE US MORE STRENGTH TO CONTINUE OUR CONVERSATION WITH FUTURE 'CODES'...

 

SACHA'S LINER NOTES IN THE CD PACKAGE FURTHER EXPLAINS HIS POINT OF VIEW AND WORTH PURCHASING FOR THIS.. I ENCOURAGE ALL TO GO SEE HIM AT SMALLS FOR HIS REGULAR SUNDAY HIT WITH AI MURAKAMI (4:30PM-7:00PM) AND SHOW SOME LOVE VIA YOUR PURCHASE FROM HIM...

 

FOR THE TIME BEING, WE HOPE YOU ALL CATCH THE CODES, AND ENJOY...!!!

 

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MORSE CODES FROM THE OPPOSITE LAND...!!!!

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NEW ALBUM UPDATE:

It looks like everything is moving rather quickly for the release of the album recorded August of last year: The Sacha Perry Trio presents a new album featuring all Sacha Perry original compositions. 

 

The album is titled, MORSE CODES FROM THE OPPOSITE LAND..

I'm so excited for everyone to hear this- me and the fellas have listened to this album for a great majority of the year of its incubation and it really holds its weight. I can assure you that no note was wasted, and Sacha is pleased with the results which (respectfully to the future listeners) is kinda the priority.. 

 

... More news to come soon, I'll keep you posted!!!

 

 

 

Welcome!!!!

The Work is finally here!! the new record, released on October 3, 2017,is called We Worked In The Bricks.. by the Jamale Davis Group, with special guest tenor saxophonist Stephen Riley!!

This is the second project from The Jamale Davis Group, which features:

Stefano Doglioni, bass clarinet

Pasquale Grasso, guitar

Charles Goold, drums

Jamale Davis, double bass 

In following the continuing tradition with each project, starting with the featured appearance of tenor saxophonist Ned Goold on my debut album titled Workers' Comp (released October of last year), the featured presence of Stephen Riley adds a sense of excitement that I'm so honored to document and share with you all! The combination of such unique tones that Stefano and Stephen provides throughout this album is worth spending some time digging..

The selection of compositions features the works of not only such acclaimed masters like Jackie McClean, Donald Byrd and Phil Woods, but we also 'work through the bricks' of tunes from some of my contemporary sources of inspiration like tenor saxophonists Chris Byars, Ned Goold and Pasquale Grasso. All gems if you ask me..

 

 

We Worked In The Bricks.. can be purchased at ITunes // CDBaby.com // Amazon.com NOW!! Check it out and I hope you enjoy the work!!!

 

 
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Bio..

Born in Newark (raised in Irvington/ cultivated in both) New Jersey, Jamale Davis started started studying bass in 2003 as a means of actively understanding what it takes to express oneself via the art of Jazz. His studies consisted of playing along to records and teaching himself to read music, but his best education was once he started hanging at Smalls and Fat Cat, his musical home. These places helped and inspired Jamale in the cultivation of his particular aesthetics to bass playing: the acoustic, non-microphone approach, gut string setup with a concentrated lean towards more straight-ahead bebop idiom translated in his repertoire and approach to everything musical..

Bass players that have acted as sources of inspiration and mentorship throughout the years are extensive: Neal Caine, Ben Wolfe (whom provided Jamale with his first set of gut strings!), Neal Miner, and Ari Roland, who's skills as one of the most profficient aro soloists on the jazz scene continues to inspire Jamale in honing his own approach to mastering the subtle, and often disregarded, art. Bassists that also influences his style are Wilbur Ware and Jimmy Garrison...

Jamale is mostly known and regarded for his tenure and continued correspondence with unsung hero Ned Goold and his groups, where he's held the resident bassist position for over five years and recorded a number of albums. Playing a weekly gig at Smalls for a number of years provided Jamale with the 'on the job training' that helped cultivate his skills as a bassist..

Since 2012 Jamale has led his own group at various places in the nyc/nj area that consists of some of the best musicians on the scene today. This has also contributed to Jamale releasing his debut album on Gut String Records called Workers' Comp in October 2015 and his second album We Worked In The Bricks.. in October 2017.

Jamale currently lives in Newark, NJ...

 

Discography..

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        Workers' Comp                    (Gut String records), 2015

1. What Is This Thing Called Arco (J. Davis)

2. Segment (C. Parker)

3. Slow Boat To Db.. (J. Davis)

4. Get Happy, Steeplesnakes! (arr. by J.Davis)

5. Out Of Goold (J.Davis/ N. Goold)

6. Workers' Comp (J. Davis)

7. I'll Keep Loving You (B. Powell)

8. Throwdown Gun (J.Davis)

9. Out Of Goold Redux..

 

We Worked In The Bricks... (gutString Records, 2017)

1. Little Melonae (J. Mclean)

2. Jay Mac's Crib (D. Byrd)

3. Hornin' In (T. Monk)

4. Let 'Em Eat Cake (G. Gershwin)

5. For You My Dear Mary (P. Grasso)

6. Asquarica (N. Goold)

7. A.T. (C. Byars)

8. Together We Wail (P. Woods)

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MORSE CODES FROM THE OPPOSITE LAND..

( GUT STRING RECORDS, 2018)

 

1. LET'S FACE THE MUSIC AND DANCE (I. BERLIN)

2. JUMP LITTLE T (S. PERRY)

3. MONKEY PLAYTIME (S. PERRY)

4. BOO BEAR ANY MINUTE (S. PERRY)

5. C MINOR RIG (S. PERRY)

6. LIVIN' WITH HOBSON'S (S. PERRY)

7. THE FAR SHORE (S. PERRY)

8. BEE HIVE (S. PERRY)

9. NOBODY (B. WILLIAMS)

 

 

Side Man Projects:

 

- Ned Goold Trio, Get Your Groove On 2 // 2006

- Ned Goold Group. Hazmat // 2010

- Ned Goold Group, The Obvious Lightweight // 2010

- Neil Saidi, The New York Sessions  // 2017

- Yoav Trifman, Spring // 2018