However, billed collectively as the New York City Jazz Superband, they're some of the best around. And they've paid their dues. Allen played with, among many others, Sonny Stitt and Freddie Hubbard; Miller emerged from the long and foreboding shadows of Art Blakey and Betty Carter, while McBee toured with Alice Coltrane, Miles Davis, Keith Jarrett, Wayne Shorter, Pharaoh Sanders and Sonny Rollins, among others. Braden has recorded eight albums as a leader and was music supervisor for the now-defunct television show Cosby. Catch as catch can, because these greats are only in town for one show, sandwiched between teaching workshops at the University of Dayton's Midstates Summer Jazz Camp 2000 and a weekend show at Gilly's.
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