Freedom Jazz Dance, a new collection of outtakes from the Miles Smiles and Nefertiti sessions, shows us Davis as a productive professional — a contrast to the tortured genius seen on film lately.
The Toronto jazz band is heavily influenced by today’s hip-hop. “We came about precisely from just goofing around and having fun,” bassist Chester Hansen says.
Hear the vocalist and pianist play her original tunes “Hurry On Down” and “Real Gone Guy.”
The instrumental band’s deep, beyond-category grooves just earned a second Grammy Award. But as a live show in Dallas reveals, its sound is inseparable from church — and the state of Texas.