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Trumpeter Dave Douglas is attracting attention among fans and critics on the underground and avant-garde/free music trail. He shows what the hype is all about on this session with some surging solos, high-note explosiveness and impressive playing. But Douglas doesn't merely spew unconnected lines or flashy solos; his playing is a vital part of several originals that feature an intriguing violin/cello/bass backing section. The compositions range from loose, spacy tunes to animated, fierce ones. This isn't another hard bop outing or a completely free-wheeling session; instead, it's got elements of both, and a departure as well. It requires close scrutiny and a completely open mind, because Dave Douglas is following no direction except his own.
Born: March 24, 1963 in Montclair, NJ
Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s
Top Albums and Songs by Dave Douglas
||Strange Liberation||Strange Liberation||8:03||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Have a Little Faith In Me (feat. Jennifer Warnes)||Wait for Me||4:09||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Poses||The Infinite||5:38||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||If I Should Fall Behind||Wait for Me||4:54||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Unison||The Infinite||5:02||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Crazy Games||The Infinite||4:37||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Infinite||The Infinite||6:34||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Deluge||The Infinite||5:45||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Penelope||The Infinite||9:16||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Argo||The Infinite||3:37||$0.99||View in iTunes|