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Album Review

Dave Douglas Quintet: Songs Of Ascent Book 1—Degrees

Read "Songs Of Ascent Book 1—Degrees" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

“Devotion is not a singular expression. I wanted to come at this from as many directions as the psalms do." Dave Douglas. Trumpeter Dave Douglas released one of the finest recordings of his career in 2010, Spark Of Being (Greenleaf Records), a musical immersion into Mary Shelley's pioneering horror & science fiction novel Frankenstein. Douglas is at his best when he bites into themes--Frankenstein, the films of Fatty Arbuckle, the music of pianist & composer Mary Lou Williams, ...


Radio & Podcasts

Powerful music from John McLaughlin, Chick Corea and Dave Douglas

Read "Powerful music from John McLaughlin, Chick Corea and Dave Douglas" reviewed by Len Davis

Retrospective of the the years 2000-2010 including John McLaughlin, Chick Corea, fretless bassist Mark Egan, trumpeter Dave Douglas, Chris Poland and OHM and CAB. Playlist John McLaughlin “Recovery" from To The One (Abstract Logix) 00:00 Wallace Roney “Miles Runs The Voodoo Down" from Miles From India (Times Square) 08:34 Mark Egan “Three Way Mirror" from As We Speak (Waveton) 17:04 Chick Corea-John McLaughlin “New Blues Old Bruise" from Five Peace Band (Concord) 25:40 Dave Douglas “Catalyst" from Strange ...


Album Review

Dave Douglas: Secular Psalms

Read "Secular Psalms" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

Trumpeter Dave Douglas has worked with religious themes in the past, notably on Be Still, (Greenleaf Music, 2012), and he gets back into that realm on this wide-ranging 2022 album. The music is a suite commissioned by the city of Ghent, Belgium to commemorate the 600th anniversary of the creation of an altarpiece for its St. Bavo's Cathedral. For this occasion Douglas assembled a group of young European musicians along with cellist Tomeka Reid who, because of the pandemic, had ...


Radio & Podcasts

New Music From Douglas, Rieu, Carelli & Lacabe And More

Read "New Music From Douglas, Rieu, Carelli & Lacabe And More" reviewed by Bob Osborne

On this week's show a new album from Dave Douglas, recent releases from Yannick Rieu, Marcello Carelli and Santiago Lacabe. There is also a trio of guitar led releases from OTTO, Smith Komma John and Spacepilot.Playlist Show Intro 00:00 Dave Douglas “Arrival" from Secular Psalms (Greenleaf) 00:44 Yannick Rieu Génération Quartet “Time Is, Life Was" from Qui Qu'en Grogne (Yari Productions) 10:10 Santiago Lacabe “Coquito" from Jusitici Adivina (ears&eyes) 16:44 OTTO “Prelude Suite n2 BWV 997" from Danses ...


In Pictures

Bergamo Jazz Festival 2021

Read "Bergamo Jazz Festival 2021" reviewed by Luciano Rossetti


Radio & Podcasts

[Long] Live (at) the Jazz Standard! - Part 2

Read "[Long] Live (at) the Jazz Standard! - Part 2" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

We continue our celebration of the Jazz Standard, after the announcement of its untimely closure. The capacity to appeal to both the beginner and the long-time jazz fan, and to combine the familiar with the unfamiliar, were some of the many strengths of Seth Abramson's artistic direction. Through a number of concerts recorded live at the NoMad venue, we want to remember a jazz club that distinguished itself, in a city with countless jazz clubs, not only for ...


Radio & Podcasts

Dave Douglas Honours Dizzy

Read "Dave Douglas Honours Dizzy" reviewed by Bob Osborne

A selection of new and not so new this week: New releases feature: Dave Douglas with his new album shining a light on the legacy of the legendary Dizzy Gillespie. Nicholas Krolak a great sophomore album from the Philadelphia-based bassist. Krolak is a young veteran of the Philadelphia jazz scene. He has spent the last decade working as a side-man, experiencing new styles, and studying with the masters. Now, he has taken all he has learned ...


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