Lifespan (album)

Lifespan is the debut album by Canadian jazz pianist Kris Davis, which was recorded in 2003 and released on the Spanish Fresh Sound New Talent label.[1]

Lifespan
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Studio album by
Released2004
RecordedJune 9 & 10, 2003
StudioSystems Two, Brooklyn
GenreJazz
Length65:46
LabelFresh Sound New Talent
ProducerRuss Johnson, Kris Davis
Kris Davis chronology
Lifespan
(2004)
The Slightest Shift
(2006)

ReceptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Tom HullB+[2]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings     [3]

The All About Jazz review by John Kelman states "Davis has a writing style that has already, at this early stage, developed into a unique sound. Her material would fit comfortably within an ECM context; while there is intensity to be found, the overall approach is more inward-looking."[4]

Reviewing for The Village Voice in September 2004, Tom Hull said of the album, "Piano trio plus three horns do her bidding without clutter or show."[5]

Track listingEdit

All compositions by Kris Davis
  1. "Jo-ann" – 9:16
  2. "Argyha" – 7:57
  3. "Travel Far" – 11:00
  4. "Lifespan" – 4:29
  5. "Even Eivind" – 10:32
  6. "Nein" – 1:55
  7. "Endless" – 8:15
  8. "The Epic" – 12:18

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lifespan at Fresh Sound
  2. ^ Hull, Tom (September 28, 2004). "September 2004 Notebook". tomhull.com. Retrieved June 26, 2020.
  3. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 339. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.
  4. ^ Kelman, John. Lifespan review at All About Jazz
  5. ^ Hull, Tom (September 28, 2004). "Jazz Consumer Guide (2): The Caribbean Tinge". The Village Voice. Retrieved June 25, 2020 – via tomhull.com.