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Michael Davis - Hip-Bone Big Band: Open City

Read "Open City" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


Michael Davis is an accomplished trombonist who has had a long career of live and studio work accompanying a varied roster of big-name jazz and rock talents such as The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Bob Mintzer, Buddy Rich, Paul Simon, and Sarah Vaughan. He is also an established solo artist and composer who leads an imposing large ensemble, the Hip-Bone Big Band. The big band's second album is an exuberant affair which reflects the joy of getting back ...

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Chris Walden: Missa Iubileum Aureum: Golden Jubilee Jazz Mass

Read "Missa Iubileum Aureum: Golden Jubilee Jazz Mass" reviewed by Jack Bowers


First things first: there is no doubt that Chris Walden's reverential Missa Iubileum Aureum ("Golden Jubilee Jazz Mass") is beautifully written and wonderfully performed by the LMR Jazz Orchestra, St. Dominick's Schola Cantorum and cantors Kurt Elling and Tierney Sutton. Is it jazz? That is another question, one not so easily answered. While there are elements of jazz, they are incidental and generally overshadowed by the more doctrinal aspects of what is essentially an homage to devotion and piety. And ...

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Michael Davis: Trumpets Eleven

Read "Trumpets Eleven" reviewed by Jack Bowers


While one never knows what trombonist/entrepreneur Michael Davis may be up to next, it’s a safe bet that whatever it is will be musically and aesthetically rewarding. It wasn’t too long ago that Davis persuaded more than fifty of the country’s foremost trumpeters, trombonists, tuba and French horn players to come together (sometimes in separate studios) to record the spectacular album Brass Nation, and convened eighteen of the New York City area’s most talented trombonists for another tour de force, ...

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Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Open City

Self Produced
2023

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Electric Miles 2

Summit/Mama
2023

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Missa Iubileum...

Origin Records
2022

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Trumpets Eleven

Unknown label
2004

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Bonetown

Creative Sources
1999

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Absolute Trombone

Hip-Bone Music
1997

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Offertory - The Passionate Shepherd to His Love (feat. Tierney Sutton & Kurt Elling)

From: Missa Iubileum Aureum: Golden...
By Michael Davis

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