Dave Douglas Honours Dizzy

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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 and is applying it to his own group.

Paul Flaherty, Max Ridgway , Cheryl Pyle , Randall Colbourne , James Chumley Hunt, and Mike Roberson with live freeform jazz from a quartet of great players working together for the first time

Giovanni Guidi, Enrico Rava, Matthew Herbert Big Band a remarkable blend of jazz, sampling and electronica creating an entirely new listening experience.

Plus there is some exciting older material from Michael Formanek and Paradoxical Frog with Kris Davis, Ingrid Laubrock and Tyshawn Sorey.


  • Dave Douglas "See Me Now" from Dizzy Atmosphere (Greenleaf) 00:00
  • Nicholas Krolak "Stargazer II" from Voice = Power (Next Level) 05:55
  • Paradoxical Frog "Union" from Union (Clean Feed) 12:07
  • Michael Formanek "The Dark Side" from The Dark Side (Bandcamp) 22:55
  • Dave Douglas "Pacific"from Dizzy Atmosphere (Greenleaf) 31:22
  • Nicholas Krolak "3" from Voice = Power (Next Level) 40:38
  • Paul Flaherty, Randall Colbourne, James Chumley Hunt, Mike Roberson "Cigar Store Bathtub" from Borrowed From Children (577 Records) 51:04
  • Paradoxical Frog "Fear the Fairy Dust" from Union (Clean Feed) 1:00:00
  • Giovanni Guidi, Enrico Rava, Matthew Herbert "Part One" from For Mario (Live) (Accidental Records) 1:11:15
  • Dave Douglas "Woody 'N' You" from Dizzy Atmosphere (Greenleaf) 1:21:38
  • Nicholas Krolak "Crucian Lullaby" from Voice = Power (Next Level) 1:27:11
  • Giovanni Guidi, Enrico Rava, Matthew Herbert "Part Three" from For Mario (Live) (Accidental Records) 1:35:18
  • Paradoxical Frog "Repose" from Union (Clean Feed) 1:49:00

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