The brilliant Grammy winning pianist and composer Kris Davis‘ Diatom Ribbons release the striking new double album Live at the Village Vanguard today, September 1, 2023 via Pyroclastic Records.
The album reunites Davis with her core collaborators from her widely heralded 2019 album Diatom Ribbons – drummer Terri Lyne Carrington, turntablist and electronic musician Val Jeanty and bassist Trevor Dunn – and adds a new voice to the mix with guitarist Julian Lage
“On Diatom Ribbons, [Kris Davis’] skills as a composer, band assembler, system builder and improviser — a musical auteur, basically — come fully into focus.” – Giovanni Russonello, The New York Times
“[Diatom Ribbons] is the most versatile and bracing jazz recording of 2019… [it] successfully combines thrilling vision and a hunger for repeat listenings.” – Will Layman, PopMatters
“Scintillating … mesmerizing… it comes when her ascension in the jazz ecosystem continues to soar.” – John Murph, DownBeat
“Diatom Ribbons is a multi-stylistic, super-eclectic extravaganza, embracing both grooves and free tempo… A cornucopia of delights.” – Andy Hamilton, The Wire