Dave Douglas: Brave New World
DD: Yes! Glad to hear you mention him...fantastic musician...and also involved with electronic music....
AAJ: ...and Axel Dorner 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, 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 records from the early 70s. I think that what's happening is so broad musically that it's just wonderful to hear it.