2nd July 2019
A fine new album from trombonist Steve Davis and his sextet, mainly featuring his own instantly catchy compositions, some of which could become jazz favourites.
On Correlations, jazz trombone master Steve Davis delivers an inspired and memorable set of music performed by his powerhouse new ensemble influenced by the late, great Jackie McLean.
One of the most acclaimed trombonists of his generation, Steve Davis has been a member of some of jazz’s premiere ensembles: Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, Chick Corea’s Origins, the Jackie McLean Sextet, Benny Golson’s New Jazztet, the Christian McBride Big Band, and the all-star collective One For All. With Correlations, Davis introduces a powerhouse group all his own a new multi-generational sextet that weaves together a thrilling new sound from myriad common threads, galvanized by tradition but boldly pushing forward. But, their shared adventurousness is just one of the connections that binds these six artists Davis, trumpet and flugelhorn player Joshua Bruneau, saxophonist Wayne Escoffery, pianist Xavier Davis, bassist Dezron Douglas, and drummer Jonathan Barber together.