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The JazzWord of Steve Davis “Gettin’ It Done”

Gettin’ it Done is a strong sextet outing with solid three-horn arrangements and inspired soloing. The ring leader of the ensemble is veteran trombonist Steve Davis whose straight-ahead, swinging original tunes are both ear-catching and memorable. Tunes such as the up-tempo title track, a minor blues with blistering solo turns from alto saxophonist Mike DiRubbo, Davis and trumpeter Josh Bruneau, and “Longview,” a spirited hard bop piece, stand out as disc highlights.
Davis’ lyrical waltz “Wishes” finds pianist Larry Willis in strong form, backed by the solid pulse of Nat Reeves on bass and Billy Williams on drums.
From start to finish the disc is predictably hip.