Kris Davis is known for her ability to interweave jazz standards with equally experimental improvisations. A prolific composer and collaborator, she has released eight recordings as a leader featuring solo piano, trio, quartet, and quintet configurations. Her albums have landed on numerous year-end “best of” lists, showcasing an aesthetic that encompasses, but is not limited by, prepared piano, minimalism, jazz avant-garde, and the improvised music scene. Notable collaborative projects include Paradoxical Frog
(Clean Feed Records, 2009), with Tyshawn Sorey
, saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock, and saxophonist Tony Malaby’s Novela (Clean Feed, 2011), which she arranged. She is on the faculty of NYC’s School for Improvisational Music and has received commissions from The Shifting Foundation and The Jazz Gallery. Her ninth album, Infrasound
(Clean Feed, 2015), features her octet with four bass clarinets, organ, piano, guitar and drums, and it is scheduled for release in May.