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by Tara Davidson

A diverse and exciting group of wonderful Canadian jazz instrumentalists featured in the intimate musical setting of duo.
Genre: Jazz: Chamber Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Lele's Tune, Pt. 1 (feat. David Braid)
5:14 $0.99
2. Lele's Tune, Pt. 2 (feat. David Braid)
5:01 $0.99
3. Silver Skates (feat. David Occhipinti)
6:04 $0.99
4. Train to Tarrytown (feat. Trevor Hogg)
5:57 $0.99
5. Kontrbas Semaisi (feat. Andrew Downing)
4:23 $0.99
6. 130 E. 39th St. (feat. Mike Murley)
5:29 $0.99
7. For Glenda (feat. Laila Biali)
5:59 $0.99
8. Murphy's Law (feat. David Occhipinti)
6:16 $0.99
9. Sheep Walking (feat. Mike Murley)
3:34 $0.99
10. The Halcyonian Years (feat. Andrew Downing)
5:18 $0.99
11. The Good Earth (feat. Laila Biali)
6:32 $0.99
12. The Neigh-Sayers (feat. Trevor Hogg)
4:19 $0.99
13. Colebourn M.D. (feat. David Braid)
4:55 $0.99
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Album Notes
DUETS features:
Tara Davidson - alto & soprano saxophones (all tracks)
Mike Murley - tenor saxophone (tracks 6 & 9)
Trevor Hogg - tenor saxophone (tracks 4 & 12)
Laila Biali - piano (tracks 7 & 11)
David Braid - piano (tracks 1, 2 & 13)
David Occhipinti - guitar (tracks 3 & 8)
Andrew Downing - acoustic bass (track 10) and cello (track 5)

Tara Davidson is a multi-JUNO Award nominated alto and soprano saxophonist who has
performed around the world at such prestigious venues as New York City’s Carnegie Hall, the
acclaimed North Sea Jazz Festival in the Netherlands, the International Jazz Festival in Lima,
Peru, and The Kennedy Center, in Washington, D.C.
As a bandleader, Davidson has produced five recordings since 2004 and performed on
approximately thirty recordings as a side person. Three of her five recordings as a leader have
been nominated by the JUNO Awards for “Album of the Year” in both the “Traditional” and
“Solo” jazz categories. Her bands as a leader have been comprised of various configurations from
duo to nonet and have included such personnel as Mike Murley (saxophone), William Carn
(trombone), Laila Biali (piano), Kelly Jefferson (saxophone), Andrew Downing (bass and cello),
David Braid (piano), and Ernesto Cervini (drums), among many others.
Some of Davidson’s other honours include being selected as the lead saxophonist for the
European Broadcasting Union’s “European Youth Jazz Orchestra”, being selected as one of five
finalists in the Mary Lou Williams “Women in Jazz” saxophone competition, and being selected
as one of three finalists for the Toronto Arts Foundation’s “Emerging Jazz Artist Award”. In
2013, Davidson was awarded the Ontario Arts Council’s Chalmers Professional Development
Grant to study with saxophone legend, Dick Oatts, in New York City.
Davidson also enjoys a diverse freelance career as a woodwind player (saxophone, clarinet and
flute) that includes working with musical theatre companies such as the Acting Up Stage
Company and the Soulpepper Theatre Company and such symphonies as the National Ballet
Orchestra and the Kitchener Waterloo Symphony. Studio and performance opportunities have
allowed Davidson to perform alongside such artists as Joel Frahm, Shirley Bassey, Oliver Jones,
Emilie-Claire Barlow, Phil Dwyer, Jim McNeely, Scott Robinson, Kim Thompson, Brad Turner,
Joel Miller, Justin Brown, John Riley, Evan Artzen, Jure Pukl, and Jackie Richardson.
Davidson is an active educator. She is presently on faculty at York University, the Humber
College Community Music School and the National Music Camp of Canada (Jazz Faculty).
Tara Davidson is proud to be a Yamaha Artist and plays their Custom Z alto saxophone.



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