Mostly Other People Do The Killing: Newport Jazz 2011 Hear the quartet reconstitute jazz traditions in their set from Newport.

Kevin Shea on drums as Mostly Other People Do The Killing performs on the Quad Stage during the Newport Jazz Festival. Erik Jacobs for NPR hide caption

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Kevin Shea on drums as Mostly Other People Do The Killing performs on the Quad Stage during the Newport Jazz Festival.

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Newport Jazz Festival

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Mostly Other People Do The Killing: Newport Jazz 2011

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The quartet Mostly Other People Do The Killing has a deep respect for jazz traditions — and a peculiar way of demonstrating it. The band likes to take song forms and standards, cleave them into bits with exceptional virtuosity (and comic timing), and reconstitute them with Frankenstein-like references to any and every era of jazz. It's presented all in good fun, and with tons of positive energy, as the first act on the Quad Stage.

Personnel
  • Peter Evans, trumpet
  • Jon Irabagon, saxophones
  • Moppa Elliott, bass
  • Kevin Shea, drums
Set List
  • Pen Argyl
  • St. Mary's Proctor
  • My Delightful Muse
  • Blueball
  • Two Boats Jack
  • Factoryville
  • Roundbottom Squaretop
  • Evans City
  • All The Things You Are
  • A Night In Tunisia
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