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Another review for Steve Davis “Images”…

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www.criticaljazz.com Images is a somewhat personal rather conceptualized musical love letter if you will to the hometown of trombonist Steve Davis. Hardly a jazz mecca I guess the old saying is true that home is where the heart is but happiness if where your friends are. Either way i roll a doughnut living in the cultural black hole that is Louisville Kentucky. This Hartford suite while occasiona ...Read More

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May 29th, 2012 at 6:14 pm

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Downbeat Review for Steve Davis “Images”…

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November 1st, 2010 at 3:33 pm

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Raul D’Gama’s AAJ review for Steve Davis “Images”…

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www.allaboutjazz.com It is easy to mistake trombonist Steve Davis for an aesthete—which he is, possessing an undying sense of lyricism to show for it. But he is a deeper musician than one who merely subscribes to the aesthetical philosophy. Each of Images‘ ten compositions far transcends warmth and lyrical beauty, standing out as astute forms of modal music that recall the finest of their ...Read More

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September 17th, 2010 at 3:38 pm

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Brief review of Steve Davis “Images” from London’s Financial times writer Mike Hobart….

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by Mike Hobart The second track starts with an ominous opening pedal that yields to an awkwardly pulsating harmonic sequence, which Davis’s band of rising stars negotiate with ease. Called “The Modernist”, it sets the agenda for a tightly-argued set of small-group jazz originals. Trombonist Davis was the last musician to be hired by drummer Art Blakey, and his warm dry tone, articulate arra ...Read More

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July 9th, 2010 at 1:52 am

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Unbelievably amazing coverage for the label and some of our latest releases Jacam Manricks, Steve Davis, and Wayne Escoffery coming to us courtesy of the Something Else! musicblog…

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010 Some positively solid releases from Posi-Tone Records (2009, 2010) by Pico One of the newer jazz labels that’s been on a roll lately is Marc Free’s outfit, Posi-Tone Records. Started up in 1994, Posi-Tone is a rare independent label that’s done a remarkable job in balancing its roster with top shelf veterans and some of the more promising young talent, speci ...Read More

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July 9th, 2010 at 1:43 am

Bruce Lindsay’s AAJ review of Steve Davis’ Images

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By Bruce Lindsay Trombonist/composer Steve Davis was commissioned by the Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz to compose Images: The Hartford Suite, with track dedicated to a contemporary or historical Hartford figure or place. Thankfully, a detailed knowledge of Hartford, Connecticut is not a prerequisite for the enjoyment of this music; the talent and enthusiasm of the musicians accentuate this set ...Read More

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June 11th, 2010 at 12:23 am

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Dan Bilawsky’s AAJ Review of Images

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By Dan Bilawsky Images is trombonist Steve Davis’ love letter to his hometown of West Hartford, CT. The ten pieces he wrote for the album, and which make up his “Hartford Suite,” are all dedicated to people or places associated with this geographic region. While Davis’ penchant for crisp swing and clear, lyrical lines plays a big part here, some compositional cunning—and ...Read More

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June 7th, 2010 at 11:44 pm

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Audiophile Audition review for Steve Davis “Images”…

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www.audaud.com Steve Davis – Images – Posi-Tone PR8066, 56:13 ****½: (Steve Davis, trombone; Mike DiRubbo, alto sax; David Bryant, piano; Josh Evans, trumpet & Flugelhorn; Dezron Douglas, bass; Eric McPherson, drums; Kris Jensen, tenor sax on “Club 880”) Steve Davis graduated from the University of Hartford in 1989, where he studied under the tutelage of the master, Jackie McL ...Read More

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June 6th, 2010 at 3:35 pm

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Peter Hum review for Steve Davis “Images”…

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communities.canada.com From New York trombonist Steve Davis come two CDs — the hardbopping Images… Images is a set of crisp, well-executed originals from Davis, who turns 43 this year but who began his career nearly two decades ago as a sideman in Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, that quintessential hardbop band. Just as Davis as stayed true to his stylistic preference in jazz, he& ...Read More

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June 1st, 2010 at 3:32 pm

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John Barron’s AllAboutJazz review of Steve Davis’ Images

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Allaboutjazz.com Images – The Hartford Suite Steve Davis | Posi-Tone Records (2010) By John Barron Images—The Hartford Suite pays homage to the culture and history of Hartford, Connecticut, courtesy of trombonist/composer Steve Davis, a long time resident of the city and faculty member at the University of Hartford. The ten-part suite is a sizzling set of straight-ahead jazz; stimulating, ...Read More

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May 24th, 2010 at 1:08 pm

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