Crawford, Davell

Basin Street, 2013CD
Instrument: Piano

Issue: 19.3

Jazz Ruler Type: R&B+Jazz
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Performance: 4
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Sound: 3
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O’s Notes: Multi talented Davell Crawford (p, vocals, composer, arranger) gives us a historical view of New Orleans based jazz and himself on My Gift to You. Soft soulful vocals echo right out of the 1960s. It is the message that makes these songs worthy as Crawford sings of friendship and romance on covers of tireless classics. He varies the tempo and sprinkles guest appearances from Nicholas Payton (t), Donald Harrison Jr. (sax), Bobbi Humphrey (fl) and Dr. John (vocals) into the mix. This one is contagious!


Publicist: Basin Street Records