The Jazz Session #490: Caroline Davis

In May, saxophonist and vocalist Caroline Davis released an album called Alula on New Amsterdam Records. Later this week, she and Rob Clearfield will drop a new record called Anthems on Sunnyside. In this interview, Davis traces the path from The Sibley Guide To Birds to Alula; talks about music cognition; and explains how being a global citizen has changed her approach to music.

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Author: Jason Crane