Peace (Dayna Stephens album)

Peace is an album by saxophonist Dayna Stephens.

Peace
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Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 4, 2014
LabelSunnyside
ProducerMatt Pierson

Music and releaseEdit

This was Stephens' fifth recording as leader.[1] The other musicians are pianist Brad Mehldau, guitarist Julian Lage, bassist Larry Grenadier, and drummer Eric Harland.[2] The tracks are mostly ballads.[1] The title track "launches with Stephens blowing breathy, Mehldau filling in spaces gingerly, Harland brushing breezily. It stays that way for a good couple of minutes until Mehldau finds an opening; Stephens, not one to spoil the mood, takes the cue and maintains the hush."[2]

The album was released by Sunnyside Records on November 4, 2014.[3]

ReceptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
PopMatters          [1]

The PopMatters reviewer concluded that, "on Peace the leader is at his most contemplative and warm".[1]

Track listingEdit

  1. "Peace" – 6:34
  2. "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" – 4:59
  3. "Zingaro" – 7:48
  4. "The Good Life" – 6:31
  5. "The Duke" – 3:58
  6. "Brothers" (From The Mission) – 1:43
  7. "Deborah's Theme" (From Once Upon a Time in America) – 4:00
  8. "Oblivion" – 4:59
  9. "Body and Soul" – 6:32
  10. "Two for the Road" – 6:09
  11. "Moonglow" – 3:38

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Layman, Will (November 21, 2014) "Dayna Stephens – Peace". PopMatters.
  2. ^ a b Tamarkin, Jeff (January 4, 2015) "Dayna Stephens – Peace" .JazzTimes.
  3. ^ "Peace – Dayna Stephens". Sunnyside Records. Retrieved December 12, 2016.