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Dave Douglas: Brave New World

By Published: April 1, 2002
AAJ: There has been a lot of exciting new work by trumpeters in the last year. Greg Kelley
Greg Kelley
Greg Kelley

trumpet
, here in Boston, for example...

DD: Yes! Glad to hear you mention him...fantastic musician...and also involved with electronic music....

AAJ: ...and Axel Dorner
Axel Dorner
Axel Dorner
b.1964
trumpet
and Steven Bernstein are also establishing new vocabularies...do you see a new language being developed on the trumpet?

DD: Oh, I absolutely do. No question about it. This is a great period for the trumpet. I think one of the most important figures on the scene is Wadada Leo Smith
Wadada Leo Smith
Wadada Leo Smith
b.1941
trumpet
, who spent a few years not recording at all, and now seems to be everywhere...just an incredible presence and trumpet player and composer and theorist about music. Bakida Carrol is another one, who you may know from some of the Julius Hemphill
Julius Hemphill
Julius Hemphill
1938 - 1995
sax, alto
records from the early 70s. I think that what's happening is so broad musically that it's just wonderful to hear it.


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