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The Slightest Shift

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Released  2006
Studio  Systems Two, Brooklyn
The Slightest Shift (2006)  Rye Eclipse (2008)
Release date  2006
Label  Fresh Sound Records
Recorded  October 7, 2005
Length  39:56
Artist  Kris Davis
Producer  Kris Davis
Genre  Jazz
Similar  Good Citizen, Aeriol Piano, Paradoxical Frog

The Slightest Shift is the second album by Canadian jazz pianist Kris Davis, which was recorded in 2005 and released on the Spanish Fresh Sound New Talent label.



The All About Jazz review by Troy Collins states "An intriguing mix of influences, Davis' singular pianism is never derivative. Subconsciously revealing her classical training, touches of Ligeti and Bartok hover in the margins of her phrasing."

In a review for JazzTimes Forrest Dylan Bryant says "Digging through eight of the pianist’s turbulent, open-structured pieces in a crisp 40 minutes, they slide readily into collective groans, finger-snapping Monk-ish walks and tumbled heaps of crossed melodic lines."

Track listing

All compositions by Kris Davis
  1. "Bloodwine" – 7:14
  2. "And Then I Said..." – 3:50
  3. "Once" – 4:00
  4. "35¢" – 3:10
  5. "Morning Stretches" – 3:58
  6. "Jack's Song" – 4:28
  7. "Twice Escaped" – 5:01
  8. "The Slightest Shift" – 8:15


  • Kris Davis – piano
  • Tony Malaby – tenor sax
  • Eivind Opsvik – bass
  • Jeff Davis – drums
  • Songs

    1Bloodwine (feat Tony Malaby - Eivind Opsvik & Jeff Davis)Tony Malaby - Eivind Opsvik - Jeff Davis7:14
    2And Then I Said (feat Tony Malaby - Eivind Opsvik & Jeff Davis)Tony Malaby - Eivind Opsvik - Jeff Davis3:50
    3Once (feat Tony Malaby - Eivind Opsyik & Jeff Davis)Tony Malaby - Eivind Opsvik - Jeff Davis4:00


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