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2017 Newport Jazz Festival Highlights Soloists and Teamwork – my review in DownBeat.

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The 2017 Newport Jazz Festival was, as usual, a showcase and a proving ground for great soloists.  Here’s my recap, concentrating on a few of the finest performances I heard, including those of vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant (above) who performed with the Aaron Diehl Trio; the Maria Schneider Orchestra; the Benny Golson Quartet; and the Christian McBride Big Band.

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Steve Davis – Playing for Keeps

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Steve Davis

Jazz trombonist Steve Davis, once a protege of Jackie McLean, is really coming into his own as a composer with his latest album, For Real. Here’s my brief profile of him in the April 2014 DownBeat.

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