Again and Again (Oliver Lake album)

Again and Again is an album by American jazz saxophonist Oliver Lake, which was recorded in 1991 and released on the Gramavision label. He composed eight ballads for a quartet with pianist John Hicks, bassist Reggie Workman and drummer Pheeroan akLaff.

Again and Again
Studio album by
RecordedApril, 1991
StudioClinton Recording, New York City
ProducerOliver Lake
Oliver Lake chronology
Again and Again
Boston Duets


Professional ratings
Review scores
The Penguin Guide to Jazz[2]

In his review for AllMusic, Scott Yanow states "Although none of these originals are destined to become standards, they inspire Lake to come up with some of his more lyrical solos."[1]

The Penguin Guide to Jazz notes "Again and Again offers an uncommonly lyrical and mainstream performance from Lake. Only 'Aztec' and 'Re-cre-ate' approach the angularity one normally expects of his soloing."[2]

Track listing

All compositions by Oliver Lake
  1. "Again and Again" – 7:15
  2. "Anyway" – 7:17
  3. "Cross River" – 4:13
  4. "Touch" – 8:27
  5. "Aztec" – 6:00
  6. "Mask" – 8:04
  7. "Re-cre-ate" – 4:25
  8. "M.I.L.D." – 7:15



  1. Yanow, Scott. Oliver Lake – Again and Again: Review at AllMusic. Retrieved January 30, 2016.
  2. Cook, Richard; Brian Morton (1994). The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD. The Penguin Guide to Jazz (1st ed.). London: Penguin. p. 775. ISBN 0140179496.
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