Nicholas Payton: ‘Smoke Sessions’ (Smoke Sessions Records)

At its heart, Smoke Sessions is something of Nicholas Payton’s callback to his own musical development. As an 11-year-old trumpeter and jazz aficionado, he was thunderstruck by Miles Davis’ live Four and More. Fifty-five years after that album’s release, Payton pays homage to the disc by recruiting two of its musicians — bassist Ron Carter

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