One of contemporary music’s most versatile keyboardists, Smith joined Marian McPartland in 2002.
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.”