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  • Navdeep Jhaj wrote on December 06, 2011 report

    My money supply has plummeted of late, so this purchase will have to wait. I have those huge downloads from Greenleaf of his group live from the Jazz Standard that are fantastic. Speaking of which, he is slated to play the Jazz Standard this weekend. Again. Maybe these will find their way to the Greenleaf catalogue, too.

    He seems to have gone through the same sort of phase that Wynton went through--one characterized by a prodigiousness and a million and half projects going on at the same time. One time, when Wynton was himself talking about great trumpet players, Nat Henthoff once spoke out in favor of Dave's trumpet playing-as well as the late, great Bobby Hackett. How modern and traditional of Nat!

    Me, I dig Hackett (no, not THAT Hackett, although Bobby also doubled on guitar--and got screwed royally by Jackie Gleason out of money) and Mr. Douglas. He--Dave that is, also seems to be a humble guy, too.

    Everything about Dave reminds me about what is so wonderful about jazz--in addition, in his demeanor (if not his tone), Dave has this Clifford Brown understated and dignified way of carrying and presenting himself. Certainly much more than his former band mate, the "look at me, I 'm an iconoclast, I wear combat fatigues on stage, and my name is Zorn".

  • John Kelman wrote on December 06, 2011 report

    As ever, Nav, thanks for taking the time to write. While you're waiting for more income to spend (!), don't forget you can download a full track from each album this week. As of tomorrow (Wednesday) all three tracks will be available.