Davis, Mike

Turtle Bay, 2023CD
Instrument: Trumpet

Issue: 29.4

Jazz Ruler Type: Dixieland
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 76
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Mike Davis plays cornet and sings on this throwback, early 1900s, taste of New Orleans. The New Wonders includes Ricky Alexander (cl, a-sax, vocals), Joe McDonough (tb), Jared Engel (banjo), Dalton Ridenhour (p), Jay Rattman (b-sax, vocals), and Jay Lepley (d, vocals). This is festive, circus music absent the clowns with tunes that take you back in time. Vocal harmonies on “Clorinda” are spot on as is the instrumentation throughout the set. We also enjoyed the vamp on “Jungle Crawl”.


Publicist: Mouthpiece Music