Monthly Archives: September 2019

The Griot

This one comes from an album that’s well-represented on this site, Jackie McLean’s Fire and Love.  I lost or sold my copy of the CD, so without the liner notes for reference I had guessed that the composer of this tune was trombonist Steve Davis, but it turns out to be trumpeter Raymond Williams.  I should have known… he’s the author of my favorite songs on the record, Cryptography and Optimism.  Steve Davis contributed Excursions to the program.

The Griot

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