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Troy Davis

The drummer for hard bop trumpet player, Terence Blanchard, because the early-1990s, Troy Davis has recorded with Toots Thielmans, Jubliant Sykes, Raful Neal, Robert Moore, Marlon Jordan as well as the past due Marvin Gaye. He collaborated with Kingston, Jamaica-born pianist Monty Alexander and Brooklyn-born bassist John Pattitcci with an recording, Echoes Of Gilley’s, that paid tribute towards the music of Frank Sinatra in 1996. Davis’s playing could be heard for the soundtracks of such movies as Spike Lee’s Jungle Fever, Malcolm X, Crooklyn and Four GIRLS. Playing drums from age three, Davis researched under New Orleans-born clarinet participant Alvin Batiste at Baton Rouge’s Southern College or university. Moving to NY in 1986, he spent two . 5 years with Betty Carter’s music group. Touring with Blanchard, Tag Whitfield, Marlon Jordan and Roy Hargrove in 1990, Davis’s polyrhythms fueled Blanchard’s self-titled debut single record. Davis continues to utilize Blanchard on recordings and particular shows including Jazz at Lincoln Middle in past due-1993 and travels of European countries and Canada in 1994 and Latin America in 1994 and 1995. Davis provides toured with Monty Alexander since early 1995.

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