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Steve Davis: Songs We Know

This is a drummer’s record. The group has reinvented a series of jazz standards, turning the melodies inside out and framing them with inventive rhythmic patterns and drummer’s twists.

The quartet includes guitarist John Hart, saxophonist Jed Levy, and Drew Gress at the bass. Davis has worked frequently with each, notably Gress, with whom he forms the Lynne Arriale trio. Though they never worked as a group, the interplay and creative spark is obvious on each track.

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