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United Front: Brass Ecstasy At Newport

Label: Greenleaf Music
Released: 2011
Track listing: Spirit Moves; Rava; Fats; I'm So Lonely I Could Cry; United Front; Bowie.

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Dave Douglas Brass Ecstasy: United Front: Brass Ecstasy At Newport

Read "United Front: Brass Ecstasy At Newport" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Brass bands, like wild animals are best viewed in their native habitats. Watching a lion on the savanna is a much different experience than seeing it caged in a zoo. Likewise, hearing Dave Douglas' Brass Ecstasy live is superior to any studio recording. Not that the band's Spirit Moves (Greenleaf, 2009) was a subpar Douglas recording; ...


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