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Bassist/Composer John Davey has recently released his fouth CD with his wife, Alison Black, under the collective name THEY SAY. The CD, "Let Them Tell Us', features the poetry and spoken word of Alison, along with new compositions by John, inspired by the poetry. John plays most instruments on the CD - basses, guitars, keyboards, melodica, erhu and drum programming, with special guests Steve Gorn playing bansuri flute and soprano sax, and Jonathan Lorentz playing tenor sax. Davey has released the CD “You Are Here” with his world music-jazz trio GlobeTrotting, featuring bansuri flutist/multi-reedist Steve Gorn and percussionist Brian "Uduboy" Melick. He released his first CD as a leader, entitled "SoundBites", in the Fall of 2005. It features ten compositions by Davey, with pianist Jeremy Wall, guitarist Chuck D'Aloia, percussionist Brian Melick, and vocalist Lorena Guillen. His chamber-jazz string trio From The Bridge, featuring classical guitarist Dennis Turechek and violist Amy Merrill, released their debut CD “9 views” in the Spring of 2001. The recording features nine compositions by Davey. All three recordings were funded in part by grants from the New York State Council of the Arts and The State University of New York. He has studied with jazz bassists Gary Peacock, Dave Holland and Mark Helias. He performed for three years with his quartet The Bridge, appearing at The Syracuse JazzFest in 1995 and 1996. He has performed with The Catskill Symphony, jazz pianists Mike Holober and Francesca Tanksley, saxophonists Al Galodoro, Erica Lindsay, Brian Patneaude, Jonathan Lorentz and J.R. Montrose, world percussionist Collin Walcott, and jazz cellist Hank Roberts. He recorded and performed with the New Jersey based jazz trio Interweave for ten years, featuring pianist Frank Giasullo and drummer Pat Tamminen. They recorded the album “Expedition” at Rudy Van Gelder’s Englewood Cliffs, NJ studio in 1986. He is a member of BMI, and teaches jazz bass at SUNY Oneonta and Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY, where he also teaches Jazz Combo.