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

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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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