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Lady of the Mirrors
Anthony Davis
Lady of the Mirrors
Genre: Jazz
  •  Track Listings (6) - Disc #1


CD Details

All Artists: Anthony Davis
Title: Lady of the Mirrors
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: India Navigation
Release Date: 5/23/1991
Genre: Jazz
Styles: Avant Garde & Free Jazz, Modern Postbebop, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 790051006129

CD Reviews

Swingin' Minimalism
KALO | Cambridge, MA United States | 11/14/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"For those of you who crave a synthesis of Duke Ellington and Steve Reich, your prayers have been answered. And I don't mean that as a put-down in any way, shape, or form. Anthony Davis is a pioneer, despite forbears such as Gershwin, Ellington, Gunther Schuller and John Lewis (of Modern Jazz Quartet fame) in the melding of "classical" and "jazz" American musical forms. His music may have achieved higher ephiphanies in works such as "Episteme" and his opera "X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X," but this album is, arguably, where it all started. "Lady of the Mirrors" is a solo piano recital that bridges the gap between Davis's influences and his ambitions. All the tracks on this album are engaging, but my favorites are "Under the Double Moon," a piano reduction -- or perhaps a forecast? -- of his later orchestral work "Episteme," and his Ellington tribute "Man on a Turquoise Cloud." Start your investigation of the other Jazz Davis here, and realize at the same time that he may lead you astray of the loose confines of the jazz genre."