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Earle Davis’ Brain Stretching Medicine Band Staff Pick

When: Fri., Dec. 20, 8 p.m. 2019
Price: $10
Though Earle Davis only left Detroit in 2017, anytime the veteran trumpeter visits the city it’s a bit of a homecoming. Davis, who cut his teeth at legendary club Minton’s Playhouse in New York City during the 1940s with Thelonius Monk and Charlie Parker, later relocated to the West Coast. There, things got a bit more cosmic as Davis performed with Sun Ra and John Coltrane. Oh, at some point in 1971, Miles Davis told Davis he should start his own group, which he did. Now the 80-something is leading the Earle Davis’ Brain Stretching Medicine Band, with Jaribu Shahid on double bass, Djallo Djakate on drums, Betty Pride on piano, and saxophonist Xavier Banner.

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