24 May 2008

Anthony Davis

I recall from my days in graduate school hearing pianist Anthony Davis play with various of the jazz groups and ensembles I was listening to at the time. I vaguely recall that he was also a composer. There is a story in The New York Times today about this production of an opera - "Amistad" inspired by an uprising on that slave ship - that Davis has written. It is being performed at the Spoletto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina. The story in The Times remarks on the irony of mounting a this production in that particular city.

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