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The Gig: 2012 in Gigs

Nate Chinen's most memorable shows of the past year

Marc Ribot
Craig Taborn

“I really quite honestly feel like there’s more happening in the music now than there ever has been,” Dave Douglas told me one recent afternoon. “It’s the richest period.”

We were talking about Be Still (Greenleaf), the exquisite album he made this year. But since Douglas, the prolific trumpeter-composer-bandleader, is a big-picture type, the conversation had drawn wide, and maybe a little charged. Could there really be a case for elevating this present moment in jazz’s creative evolution above all others? Well, sure, he seemed to be saying. Why not?

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