Anthony Davis (2)

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Anthony Davis, better known as Tony 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 Anthony Davis (2) - Past Lives album art Anthony Davis (2) Past Lives(LP, Album) Red Record VPA 134 Italy 1978 Sell This Version
Anthony Davis (2) - Of Blues And Dreams album art Anthony Davis (2) Of Blues And Dreams (Album) Sackville Recordings Canada 1979 Sell This Version
Anthony Davis (2) - Lady Of The Mirrors album art Anthony Davis (2) Lady Of The Mirrors (Album) India Navigation US 1980 Sell This Version
Anthony Davis (2) - Epistēmē album art Anthony Davis (2) Epistēmē (Album) Gramavision, Gramavision US 1981 Sell This Version
Anthony Davis (2) - Under The Double Moon album art Anthony Davis (2) & Jay Hoggard Anthony Davis (2) & Jay Hoggard - Under The Double Moon (Album) MPS Records, MPS Records Germany 1981 Sell This Version
Anthony Davis (2) - I've Known Rivers album art Anthony Davis (2) / James Newton (2) / Abdul Wadud Anthony Davis (2) / James Newton (2) / Abdul Wadud - I've Known Rivers (Album) Gramavision Japan 1982 Sell This Version
IN 1056 Anthony Davis (2) - Variations In Dream-Time album art Anthony Davis (2) Variations In Dream-Time(LP, Album) India Navigation IN 1056 US 1982 Sell This Version
Anthony Davis (2) - Hemispheres album art Anthony Davis (2) Hemispheres (Album) Gramavision US 1983 Sell This Version
Anthony Davis (2) - Middle Passage album art Anthony Davis (2) Middle Passage (Album) Gramavision Japan 1984 Sell This Version
C28Y0144 Anthony Davis (2) - Return From Space (Wonder Nonfiction) album art Anthony Davis (2) Return From Space (Wonder Nonfiction)(LP, Album) Gramavision C28Y0144 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
Anthony Davis (2) - Undine album art Anthony Davis (2) Undine (Album) Gramavision US 1987 Sell This Version
Anthony Davis (2) - The Ghost Factory album art Anthony Davis (2) The Ghost Factory (Album) Gramavision US 1988 Sell This Version
Anthony Davis (2) - Trio² album art Anthony Davis (2), James Newton (2), Abdul Wadud Anthony Davis (2), James Newton (2), Abdul Wadud - Trio² (Album) Gramavision, Gramavision Switzerland 1989 Sell This Version
R2-79470 Anthony Davis (2) - X, The Life And Times Of Malcolm X, An Opera In Three Acts album art Anthony Davis (2) X, The Life And Times Of Malcolm X, An Opera In Three Acts(2xCD) Gramavision R2-79470 US 1992 Sell This Version
DIW-908 Anthony Davis (2) - David Murray Quintet With Ray Anderson & Anthony Davis album art 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(CD, Album, Pap) DIW DIW-908 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
CD-994 Anthony Davis (2) - Ellington / Monk / Mingus / Davis album art String Trio Of New York With Anthony Davis (2) String Trio Of New York With Anthony Davis (2) - Ellington / Monk / Mingus / Davis(CD, Album) Music & Arts CD-994 US 1997 Sell This Version
KOC-CD-7839 Anthony Davis (2) - Interpretations Of Monk Vol. 2 album art 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
CF198CD Anthony Davis (2) - Cerulean Landscape album art Jason Robinson And Anthony Davis (2) Jason Robinson And Anthony Davis (2) - Cerulean Landscape(CD, Album) Clean Feed CF198CD Portugal 2010 Sell This Version
BMOP/sound 1036 Anthony Davis (2) - Notes From The Underground album art Anthony Davis (2) Notes From The Underground(CD, Album) BMOP/sound BMOP/sound 1036 US 2014 Sell This Version
004 Anthony Davis (2) - Past Piano Present | Live at Western Front 1985 - 2015 album art 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