Devin Phillips – Mission Theater – 17-Aug-2007

Devin Phillips Quartet

I really enjoyed last night’s show by the Devin Phillips and the New Orleans Straight Ahead band at the Mission Theater. Devin is from New Orleans, and after Katrina came to Portland. He’s a strong young sax player, and he’s got a great band (Austin Oliver on keys, Eric Gruber on bass, Mark DiFlorio on drums), plus they were joined on several numbers by trumpet player Farnell Newton. They played two sets, covering several Joe Henderson tunes, ‘Lush Life’, ‘Misterioso’, and many more. I recommend you check them out if you’re a jazz fan!

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