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Dennis Rowland: Now Dig This: A Vocal Celebration of Miles Davis

Dennis Rowland more than proved his jazz-cum-blues credentials during a seven-year stint with the Count Basie Band (1977-1984), and in his Rhyme, Rhythm & Reason and Get Here.

Now, in his third Concord outing, Rowland shows off a savvy prowess that certifies him a bonafide jazz singer. To make his case, Rowland proffers nothing less than, says the subtitle, “A Vocal Celebration of Miles Davis.” An audacious move, yes, but one, that by focusing on Davis-inflected classics from the 1950s and early-1960s, pays dividends.

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