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Xavier Davis Trio: Innocence of Youth

Read "Innocence of Youth" reviewed by Paul West

Remember the great groups in jazz who use their musical instruments like an uncharted form of speech, using rhythm and fortissimo movements to speak to each other instead of catering to an audience? With Innocence of Youth, the Xavier Davis Trio teaches a lesson in “sayin' somethin'" with music. What do they say? How about this: listen. Or, don't interrupt. From the classical music influences that open the first track, “The Message," to the bouncing cadence of the humorously-titled “Milk ...


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