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Jazz Trombonist Steve Davis has been called one of the top improvisers in the world, and has performed with legends like Art Blakey, Jackie McLean and Chick Corea.
Where We Live presents a special concert, recorded live at Sweet Janes in downtown Hartford with Steve Davis' Quintet. We'll hear new music from his "Hartford Suite" - and talk with Davis about the city and people that inspired him.
See pictures from the live performance at WNPR's Flickr Site.
John Dankosky writes:Â I was looking forward to this night for a long time.Â Over the summer, I got a chance to see Steve's quintet perform in the Litchfield Hills at Music Mountain in Falls Village.Â It was a great setting for completely unamplified jazz.Â But I figured "The Hartford Suite" would sound even better played in a packed club in the city the music was written for.Â I was right.Â The band put on an amazing show - captured on video by Front & Center's Ray Hardman - and in digital stills by Chion Wolf.Â Her photos give the whole thing the look of a night at the Village Vanguard circa 1961...I was glad to be a part of it.Â