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Earle Davis Trio

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Trumpeter Earle Davis sat in with Miles Davis at the Both/And Club 
back in 1971 or so, when Miles was with Wayne Shorter, Buster Williams and Tony Williams, and Miles told him he should form his own band—
and so, The Magic Spirit Band was born.

The Magic Spirit Band played matinees at the Both/And on Sundays for a year after that, with South African pianist Hotep (who had arrived in SF with Hugh Masekela), bassist Ray Drummond and drummer Lex Humphries–and remained active for decades.

Earle’s 81 now and lives nearby; you’ve likely seen him
pull up to the bakery on his chunky bicycle,
sometimes carrying his horn in a cloth bag…
He lived 20 years in San Francisco and 40 in New York
and now splits his time between here and Detroit.

Two sets of live jazz.  $15 cover charge.



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