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Trumpeter Dave Douglas possesses faultless technique, a wholly original conception and a sound that crosses wide stylistic boundaries. His free jazz/avant-garde/post-bop compositions tend to appeal to a very select audience mainstream fans may have a tough time warming to "Magic Triangle". Things get off to a rip-roaring start with Everyman, Dave's dizzying exchange with tenor saxophonist Chris Potter. My interest began to wane with the random abstraction of Padded Cell, but I was impressed with the lovely tone and moody feel (shades of Miles here) of the ballad Kisamgani. Bassist James Genus and drummer Ben Perovsky manage to follow Dave as he snakes through the tricky rhythms of Coaster and The Ghost. While I appreciate the craft, I must confess that I was less than fully engaged by the idiom. 3-4 stars.
I love jazz because with it I found my true voice. I have always sung since I was a very small child in school and church. And there have been many genre that I have enjoyed including spiritual, folk, country, latin, soca and pop
I love jazz because with it I found my true voice. I have always sung since I was a very small child in school and church. And there have been many genre that I have enjoyed including spiritual, folk, country, latin, soca and pop. But nothing has touched my artistic sensiblities like JAZZ! Two years ago I moved to Sarasota, FL where I renewed my focus on my singing career and I was so impressed with the quality, quantity and generousity of talented jazz musicains in the Suncoast area. I soon partnered with piano legend Billy Marcus and his trio with Don Mopsick and Stephen Bucholtz. What a blast working with these guys and having them back me up on my first jaz album, Here's To You... which was just released on October 1st. I can't wait to see where the coming year brings me! Check out syniacarrolljazz.com