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Angela Davis Quartet + Strings: Lady Luck

Read "Lady Luck" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Saxophonist and one-time All About Jazz contributor Angela Davis' sophomore effort, Lady Luck shows a young artist evolving naturally and not afraid to take stylistic chances. On her debut recording, The Art of the Melody (Self Produced, 2013), Davis demonstrated an intelligent precociousness that paid off well in both her original compositions and those she covers. Inspired was her inclusion of Tom Waits' “Martha" and Boz Scaggs' “We're All Alone." Just as inspired, on the present Lady ...

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Angela Davis: The Art of The Melody

Read "The Art of The Melody" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Saxophonist and All About Jazz contributor Angela Davis has made it official, releasing her debut recording, The Art of The Melody. Davis joins a growing legion of female reeds players that includes Sharel Cassity, Alisha Pattillo, Virginia Mayhew, Claire Daly, and Mercedes Figueras, who are flexing their respective chops in the ravenous particles of digital music.Concentrating on alto saxophone for this recording, Davis immediately channels the dry ice-and-gin tone established in the early 1950s by the young Art ...


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