Anthony Davis (2)

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Anthony Davis (born February 20, 1951 in Paterson, New Jersey) is an American composer, jazz pianist, and student of gamelan music.

Davis composed an opera entitled X (about Malcolm X), taught at Yale University, and has played with Anthony Braxton and Leo Smith. In 1981, he formed an octet called Episteme. He also wrote the incidental music for the Broadway version of Tony Kushner's Angels in America. He incorporates several styles including jazz, rhythm 'n' blues, gospel, non-Western, African, European classical, Indonesian, and experimental music.

Davis is with the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), and has received acclaim as a free-jazz pianist, a co-leader or sideman with various ensembles. Such ensembles include those which featured Smith as bandleader from 1974 to 1977.

Davis is professor of music at the University of California San Diego. His opera, Wakonda's Dream, is a tale of a contemporary Native American family and the history that affects them.

His latest opera, "Lilith" (libretto by Allan Havis) will have its world premiere at the Conrad Prebys Music Center in UCSD on December 4, 2009. The story is about Adam's first wife and will be set in a modern era.
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VPA 134 Past Lives — Anthony Davis (2) Anthony Davis (2) Past Lives(LP, Album) Red Record VPA 134 Italy 1978 Sell This Version
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3020 Of Blues And Dreams — Anthony Davis (2) Anthony Davis (2) Of Blues And Dreams (Album) Sackville Recordings 3020 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
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IN 1047 Lady Of The Mirrors — Anthony Davis (2) Anthony Davis (2) Lady Of The Mirrors (Album) India Navigation IN 1047 US 1980 Sell This Version
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GR8101, GR 8101 Epistēmē — Anthony Davis (2) Anthony Davis (2) Epistēmē (Album) Gramavision, Gramavision GR8101, GR 8101 US 1981 Sell This Version
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0068.267, MPS 15 562 Under The Double Moon — Anthony Davis (2) Anthony Davis (2) & Jay Hoggard Anthony Davis (2) & Jay Hoggard - Under The Double Moon (Album) MPS Records, MPS Records 0068.267, MPS 15 562 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
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C28Y0092 I've Known Rivers — Anthony Davis (2) Anthony Davis (2) / James Newton (2) / Abdul Wadud Anthony Davis (2) / James Newton (2) / Abdul Wadud - I've Known Rivers (Album) Gramavision C28Y0092 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
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GR-8303 Hemispheres — Anthony Davis (2) Anthony Davis (2) Hemispheres (Album) Gramavision GR-8303 US 1983 Sell This Version
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IN 1056 Variations In Dream-Time — Anthony Davis (2) Anthony Davis (2) Variations In Dream-Time(LP, Album) India Navigation IN 1056 US 1983 Sell This Version
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C28Y0097 Middle Passage — Anthony Davis (2) Anthony Davis (2) Middle Passage (Album) Gramavision C28Y0097 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
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C28Y0144 Return From Space (Wonder Nonfiction) — Anthony Davis (2) Anthony Davis (2) Return From Space (Wonder Nonfiction)(LP, Album) Gramavision C28Y0144 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
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18-8612-2 Undine — Anthony Davis (2) Anthony Davis (2) Undine (Album) Gramavision 18-8612-2 US 1987 Sell This Version
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18-8807-2 The Ghost Factory — Anthony Davis (2) Anthony Davis (2) The Ghost Factory (Album) Gramavision 18-8807-2 US 1988 Sell This Version
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R2 79441 Trio² — Anthony Davis (2) Anthony Davis (2), James Newton (2), Abdul Wadud Anthony Davis (2), James Newton (2), Abdul Wadud - Trio² (Album) Gramavision, Gramavision R2 79441 US 1989 Sell This Version
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R2-79470 X, The Life And Times Of Malcolm X, An Opera In Three Acts — Anthony Davis (2) Anthony Davis (2) X, The Life And Times Of Malcolm X, An Opera In Three Acts (Album) Gramavision R2-79470 US 1992 Sell This Version
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DIW-908 David Murray Quintet With Ray Anderson & Anthony Davis — Anthony Davis (2) David Murray Quintet With Ray Anderson & Anthony Davis (2) David Murray Quintet With Ray Anderson & Anthony Davis (2) - David Murray Quintet With Ray Anderson & Anthony Davis (Album) DIW DIW-908 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
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CD-994 Ellington / Monk / Mingus / Davis — Anthony Davis (2) String Trio Of New York With Anthony Davis (2) String Trio Of New York With Anthony Davis (2) - Ellington / Monk / Mingus / Davis (Album) Music & Arts CD-994 US 1997 Sell This Version
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KOC-CD-7839 Interpretations Of Monk Vol. 2 — Anthony Davis (2) Anthony Davis (2), Mal Waldron Anthony Davis (2), Mal Waldron - Interpretations Of Monk Vol. 2(2xCD, Album) Koch Jazz KOC-CD-7839 US 1998 Sell This Version
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3-7467-2 HI, 3-467-2 HI Tania — Anthony Davis (2) Anthony Davis (2) - Michael John LaChiusa, Cynthia Aaronson-Davis, Avery Brooks (2), Thomas Young (3), Episteme, Rand Steiger Anthony Davis (2) - Michael John LaChiusa, Cynthia Aaronson-Davis, Avery Brooks (2), Thomas Young (3), Episteme, Rand Steiger - Tania(2xCD, Album) Koch International Classics, Koch International Classics 3-7467-2 HI, 3-467-2 HI US 2001 Sell This Version
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CF198CD Cerulean Landscape — Anthony Davis (2) Jason Robinson And Anthony Davis (2) Jason Robinson And Anthony Davis (2) - Cerulean Landscape(CD, Album) Clean Feed CF198CD Portugal 2010 Sell This Version
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1036 Notes From The Underground — Anthony Davis (2) Anthony Davis (2) Notes From The Underground(CD, Album) BMOP/sound 1036 US 2014 Sell This Version
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004 Past Piano Present | Live at Western Front 1985 - 2015 — Anthony Davis (2) Anthony Davis (2), Paul Plimley, Al Neil, John Kameel Farah Anthony Davis (2), Paul Plimley, Al Neil, John Kameel Farah - Past Piano Present | Live at Western Front 1985 - 2015(LP) Western Front New Music 004 Canada 2016 Sell This Version