JON DAVIS: When all is said and done, New York is still the jazz capital of the world. Having said that, I believe there has been a substantial evolution of a sort in that the new technology has made it so possible for everyone to be connected and familiar with the New York scene. However, there is no place anywhere else that has anything close to the concentration of great jazz players that New York does. There are literally dozens of world-class musicians of all generations hanging out in the West Village on any given night!
The Jaco Pastorius Band's "Dolphin Dance" (1985)
Since you came back to NY in the early '90s, you’ve been one of the busiest pianists in the city. Do you consider yourself a workaholic as your fellow jazzman Joris Teepe puts it?
You’ve been traveling and touring for the last 25 years. What’s your favorite jazz city outside of the US?
The Jon Davis Trio's "Beautiful Love" (2012)
If you could pick one jazz record for the New York skyline at sunset, what would it be?
Herbie Hancock's "Speak Like a Child"
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