Nicole Mitchell-Anthony Davis Duo

Anthony Davis piano, Nicole Mitchel flute

"Davis began his own, "Of Blues & Dreams," with rhapsodic flourishes — he made the Steinway grand sing like an angel — and, when Mitchell joined him, her velvety-toned melodic gestures soared, swooped, growled and cooed. Davis composes like an improviser and improvises like a composer. His signature piece had plenty of room to branch off into different moods and textures--giving Mitchell wide multiples from which to expand. Dynamics were explored in the fullest sense — and when it got quiet — Mitchell responded with breathy overtones and tiny whistle-stops. She even sang into the flute--shooting skeins of moaning, yelping multiphonics."--Robert Bush, San Diego Reader