During the end of the seventies and the early eighties A.Davis
was a usual presence on the scene of the avant-gard jazz : in
those years he was a member of The Leo Smith Ens., The
George Lewis Ens., The Leroy Jenkins Trio, co-leaded a
quartet with James Newton and his own Ens. Episteme.
From the half of the eighties he devoted his activity into
modern classical music, becoming an internationally known
composer of operatic, symphonic, choral, and chamber works.
Here you can listen to the world premiere of his new Episteme
Ensemble performing some new compositions and the old
(first rec. 1976) "Of Blues And Dreams". The encore (for trio)
is a wonderful version of Monk's Evidence to demonstrate how
still strong are his roots in jazz music. Great Concert.
Rec. live at "Crosscurrent", Botticino (Brescia), Italy,
on October 30, 2009 - World Premiere (radio broadcast)
J.D. Parran,clarinet & bass clarinet
Gerry Hemingway,drums,marimba & vibraphone
1. Of Blues And Dreams [A.Davis] (16:52)
2. Sudden Death [A.Davis] (19:09)
3. Loss [A.Davis] (21:55)
4. The Dream Of The Spider [A.Davis & D.Prieto] (14:02)
5. Evidence [T.Monk] (07:55)
Total Time 1:19:56