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CHARLES DAVIS - FLUTE PLAYER
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Charles Davis will be playing
July 2018 - Played with my flute quintet "Four or more Flutes" a special concert named "Back to the Flutes" in the Hohlenstein-Stadel cave celebrating the anniversary of the Unesco World Culture Heritage award. Here the oldest music instrument was discovered, a 40,000 year old flute made from the bone of a wing from a swan.
June 2017 - "Charles Davis & 1/2 Captured Moments" . Steffen's flight from Polen was delayed so that Sven and I played for the first time as a duo in our concert for the Christian Wagner Gesellschaft in Leonberg. Two pieces that are worthwhile listening to are "Canal di Midi" and "Men on the Roof".
- In the magazine Jazzpodium
is a review published about the CD "Nexxt".
November 2015 - An new video from "Ensemble Chanchala is on youtube
January 2015 - Interview with Saarländischer Radio "Musikwelt"
Dezember 2014 - a new composition "Clouds over Touny" recorded live in the "Alten Schlachthof" Sigmaringen in November 2014 can also be heard under "Audio".
November 2014 - 3 new live recordings from "Four or more Flutes" from their concert in the Alte Kirche Romanshorn, Switzerland can be hear by "Klangreich"
The new live CD "Ragastan" from Duo Bubachala
The new live CD "Ragastan"
is now out (1 track from the
CD can be heard under "audio") and can
be ordered by e-mail for 15
€, inclusive post and package (for Germany only), for the
e-mail adresse see "contact".
The new live CD "Pathways" is now out (4 tracks from the CD can be heard under "audio") and can be ordered by e-mail for 15 €, inclusive post and package (for Germany only), for the e-mail adresse see "contact".
Other CDs that are still available are:
Four or more Flutes - "Fluturistic", "Back to the Flutes und
For the same conditions as "Pathways".
The newest CD review from "Pathways" you can find under jazzapges.com or click here
Rolf Thomas in the Jazzthetik from November 2008 to "Pathways"
"In the piece 'Blues for Saliba" Charles Davis really flips out; the wild overblowing on the flute, an earthy walking bass line from Steffen Hollenweger and Sven Götz's filigree sound on the acoustic guitar, create an impressive wild musical voyage."
Klaus Mümpfer in the Jazzpodium from December 2008 to "Pathways"
"The flutist's playing is as distinctive as his compostions, and in spite of all these years of playing, still keeps one enchanted."
Gerd Filtgen in Image HiFi from January 2009 to "Pathways"
"One needs a magnifying glass to find such conceptional high quality of improvising music for the flute. In the last 50 years the standards set by Eric Dolphy, Jeremy Steig and James Newton are hard to surpass, an exception to this is Charles Davis."
July 2013 - 4 new mp3s from Captured Moments" recorded live in the Schloßkeller Marbach can be found by clicking "Audio".
July 2012 - a new video from "Duo Bubachala in the Palmenhaus Constance is to be found in Youtube.
June 2012 - a video from "Duo Bubachala" with Sankar Chwodhury is to be found in Youtube .
February 2012 - 3 new videos von "Captured Moments", 3 new videos from "Four or more Flutes" and 1 new video von "Indische Märchenwelt - Orientalische Klänge" can be found by clicking "Video".
November 2011 - 2 new Videos from "Four or more Flutes" in You Tube, can be found by clicking "Video".
October 2010 - Another track from "Four or more Flutes" from our concert in the baroque hall of the cloister Bernried in Germany, playing my composition ."Lights in the City"
August 2010 - A sound sample of a Alap (Intro) from Ensemble Chanchala Live in Schloss Hartmannsberg Bad Endsdorf - Raga- Pilu
Juli 2010 - in the internet HiFi journal "Hifi Statement" one can download a track from "Four or more Flutes" from our concert in the baroque hall of the cloister Bernried in Germany.
Juni 2010 - 3 videos from a concert from Captured Moments in the Jazz Studio Nürnberg are now in You Tube can instantly be found by clicking "Video".
Mai 2010 - in the 2nd edition of "Il flauto e
il jazz" (the flute in jazz) from Stafano Benini,
published by Edizioni Curci is an article about me.
A fan recently brought to my notice an entry about me in the rororo Jazz Lexikon - wonders do happen!
The newest CD from Four or more Flutes “Fluturistic” received the award as the “CD of the Month” from the German music magazine “Stereo”
Reviews about the new Ensemble Chanchala CD
Klaus Mümpfer in the Jazzpodium from Februar 2007.
"The Day the Swallows Came" fascinates with a meditative melodical and rhythmical quality of an incredible intensity. It is a music which totally absorbs the listener."
Walter Bast in Folker March 2007.
"The musical concept of Ensemble Chanchala is the most convincing that I have heard in the last thirty years to the topic "Jazz meets India". Congratulations!"
Rolf Thomas in Jazzthetik May 2007.
"Many of the new pieces are based on classical Indian ragas and allow place for Davis' stupendous ablitiy to assimilate foreign musical cultures and fill them with life."
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