It is looking like a June release for the new Steve Davis “Sugar Blade” Trio debut, the leading Belfast scene drummer joined by New York-based trumpeter Ralph Alessi and pianist Kris Davis. Dakiz has indicated on Facebook that his album will be released by the London improv label Babel.
Recorded at Michael Brorby’s Brooklyn studio Acoustic Recording last year Davis had begun a connection with Kris Davis through saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock who the drummer had worked with in London. Kris had heard and liked Davis’ work with Bourne/Davis/Kane and the project took a step forward when the pianist suggested the drummer get in touch with Alessi who joined the pair in the studio during his brief visit to New York.
Listen to a sample of the trio at work above