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Catching up with Cantaloupe Music: Terminals Quartets, Field Recordings, Ilimaq, Anthracite Fields, Become Ocean & Discreet Music

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Cantaloupe Music is the record label created by the three founders of New York's legendary Bang on a Can organization--composers Michael Gordon, David Lang and Julia Wolfe--with Bang on a Can managing director Kenny Savelson. Since its 2001 founding it has featured music from Bang on a Can and other contemporary musicians making concert music a ...

ARTICLE: LIVE FROM NEW YORK

Dave Douglas, Wadada Leo Smith & Taylor Ho Bynum

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The Dave Douglas/Donny McCaslin Key Motion Quintet
Jazz Standard
December 8, 2011

This was the first of four Dave Douglas nights at the Jazz Standard, each of them highlighting a different performance perspective. The unexpected has become the expected where this high-wire trumpeter is concerned. Douglas is perpetually scouting ...

NEWS: INTERVIEW

Trumpeter Dave Douglas Interviewed at All About Jazz...and More!

Trumpeter Dave Douglas Interviewed at All About Jazz...and More!

Since first leaping onto the scene as a member of John Zorn's Masada quartet, trumpeter Dave Douglas has emerged as one of modern jazz's freest thinkers, with a seemingly endless flow of ideas. Over nearly 20 years, he's created an almost unparalleled number of memorable groups, including Keystone, Charms of the Night Sky and Tiny Bell ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Dave Douglas: Greenleaf Portable Series, Volumes 1-3

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While many jazz artists have a variety of ongoing projects at any given time, few are as stylistically spread out as Dave Douglas. Since his emergence in the mid 1990s as a member of saxophonist/cottage industry proprietor John Zorn's flagship Masada quartet, the intrepid trumpeter has explored an almost unprecedented variety of detailed projects. In his ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Dave Douglas: A Creative Consciousness

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Considering trumpeter Dave Douglas' musical career, one word that comes to mind is “consistency." Sure, he's led a dizzying variety of bands playing in all sorts of styles. Yet, of the 30-odd recordings he's led, not one veers from the central mission of presenting challenging, original jazz. An inveterate musical risk taker, Douglas has always led ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Dave Douglas & So Percussion - GPS, Vol 3: "Bad Mango"

Dave Douglas & So Percussion - GPS, Vol 3: "Bad Mango"

The third volume of the Greenleaf Portable Series (GPS), Bad Mango features Dave Douglas with So Percussion. From the first notes of the opening track One More News—originally recorded on Witness [2001]—it's clear that this session yielded a sound unlike any other in the expansive Dave Douglas discography. Pairing his plaintive trumpet with a myriad of percussion instruments including marimba, ...

NEWS: EVENT

All-Star Jazz Trio Fieldwork Showcased in Concert Series Presented by Ars Nova Workshop in Philadelphia

From March 11 to March 13, Ars Nova Workshop will showcase the work of widely celebrated and critically acclaimed trio Fieldwork. The three-night concert series, Composer Portrait: Fieldwork, offers a rare opportunity to experience both the collective and individual work of pianist Vijay Iyer, saxophonist Steve Lehman, and drummer Tyshawn Sorey, making the series a truly ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Major Music Programming at 2010 Philadelphia Live Arts Festival Includes Special Performance by Pianist Vijay Iyer

The 2010 Philadelphia Live Arts Festival will feature its first large-scale music programming this year with three major musical presentations. Jazz composer and pianist Vijay Iyer whose acclaimed album Historicity topped 2009 critics' lists, will offer a special performance at Eastern State Penitentiary on Saturday, September 11 where he will play within the art installation Release, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

So Percussion: Amid the Noise

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The mere mention of an all-percussion ensemble can sometimes scare off listeners who prefer more conventional settings, but it's important to remember that the percussion family also includes tuned instruments like the vibes, marimba... even piano.

Emerging as interpreters of contemporary new music composers like Steve Reich, David Lang and Evan Ziporyn, the twenty-something members of ...