Craig Michael Davis | I Never Saw the Point of Breathing

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I Never Saw the Point of Breathing

by Craig Michael Davis

"Mixing jazz influences with a classical aesthetic to create a new sound world, has always been of interest to me." -Craig Michael Davis
Genre: Classical: Contemporary
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1. I Never Saw the Point of Breathing: I. — (Live)
Craig Michael Davis, Empyrean Quartet, Soma Quartet & Kanaderu Quartet
2:14 $0.99
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2. I Never Saw the Point of Breathing: II. — (Live)
Craig Michael Davis, Empyrean Quartet, Soma Quartet & Kanaderu Quartet
2:39 $0.99
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3. I Never Saw the Point of Breathing: III. — (Live)
Craig Michael Davis, Empyrean Quartet, Soma Quartet & Kanaderu Quartet
3:40 $0.99
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4. Ever Be Deconstruction
Craig Michael Davis
6:15 $0.99
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5. Quiet Music
Craig Michael Davis
5:03 $0.99
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"Mixing jazz influences with a classical aesthetic to create a new sound world, has always been of interest to me."
-Craig Michael Davis

Using multiple tempos and polyrhythms, Craig Michael Davis creates a unique sound world in his saxophone triple quartet, "I Never Saw the Point of Breathing." Because each musician rarely gets a chance to breathe, they must learn to circular breathe (breathe in, while playing their instrument). This added level of complexity gives the music an edgy feel and adding to the overall soundscape.

This piece was written for the Soma Quartet, Empyrean Quartet and Kanaderu Quartet in collaboration with the Jacobs School of Music.

Empyrean Quartet:
Derek Granger, Soprano Saxophone
Paul Cotton, Alto Saxophone
Wesley Taylor, Tenor Saxophone
Kevin Vorabout, Baritone Saxophone

Soma Quartet:
Ricardo Martinez, Soprano Saxophone
Paul Lorenz, Alto Saxophone
Sean Bradley, Tenor Saxophone
John Heilig, Baritone Saxophone

Kanaderu Quartet:
David Bayard, Soprano Saxophone
Kacie Brown, Alto Saxophone
Josh Tzuo, Tenor Saxophone
Jake Simons, Baritone Saxophone

Added to this album, are two pieces of electronic music, "Ever Be Deconstruction" and "Quiet Music." Both bonus tracks use real and synthetic instruments to create a maximalist soundscape. These pieces are intended to be non-linear and listened to on a surround sound stereo. The listener is thus fully emerged in the sound and freed from any constraints of linear time.

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