Jazz Incorporated is a collective ensemble co-led by Jazz drum legend Louis Hayes and trumpet player Jeremy Pelt. This contemporary hard-bop quartet plays repertoire from the legacy of their drummer as well as standards and originals. The energy during these sets was electric and the house was packed. Louis Hayes demonstrates the authoritative swing that has established his legend. He has been the driving force behind bands led by Cannonball Adderly, Horace Silver and Freddie Hubbard. Jeremy Pelt plays with an effortless majesty and true jazz conviction to each phrase. Pianist Anthony Wonsey delivers impeccable accompaniment and some sparkling solos. Dezron Douglas makes his second Smalls LIVE appearance proving why he is rapidly becoming the first call bassman for the top-shelf groups. The music is exciting, accessible and full of life.