Payton, Nicholas

Verve, 2021CD
Instrument: Trumpet

Issue: 27.4

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 75
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Trumpeter and composer Nicolas Payton leads a trio with bassist Ron Carter and drummer Karriem Riggins. Payton also plays keyboards. Smoke Sessions is primarily a collection of original ballads and mid-tempo tunes. Guest George Coleman (t-sax) shines on “Big George” and “Turn-A-Ron”. “No Lonely Nights”, “Gold Dust Black Magic” and “Levin’s Lope” are other highlights.


Publicist: D. L. Media