By Steve Futterman
Updated May 24, 1996 at 04:00 AM EDT

Gumbo Nouveau

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NICHOLAS PAYTON Gumbo Nouveau (Verve) On this musical love letter to his hometown, this talented, historically minded young trumpeter reworks New Orleans jazz classics into modernized set pieces. By cleverly shifting rhythms, harmonies, and arrangements, Nicholas Payton shapes ”I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues,” ”When the Saints Go Marching In,” and other Big Easy standards into newly minted currency. The ingenious results on Gumbo Nouveau call to mind Miles Davis as much as they do Louis Armstrong. A-

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