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Dave Douglas: Three Views

Dave Douglas is relentlessly innovative. In 2005, the trumpeter launched his Greenleaf Music label to keep pace with his huge compositional output and to get his music to listeners more efficiently. This summer came the cloud-based Greenleaf Portable Series, the first three volumes of which-each featuring Douglas with a wildly different ensemble-have now been released … Read More “Dave Douglas: Three Views”

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Dave Douglas: United Front: Brass Ecstasy Live at Newport

Brass Ecstasy’s set was one of the highlights of the 2010 Newport Jazz Festival. Dave Douglas’ group-which featured Luis Bonilla on trombone, Vincent Chancey on French horn, Marcus Rojas on tuba and Nasheet Waits on drums-performed half a dozen tunes that meandered from bop to funk. The set was recorded for broadcast on NPR Music. … Read More “Dave Douglas: United Front: Brass Ecstasy Live at Newport”

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Live Review: Dave Douglas at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival

Dave Douglas has performed in enough of the 16 editions of the Vancouver International Jazz Festival that most old festival hands are stumped to name them all. The chronology of these performances parallels the arc of the trumpeter’s remarkable ascent. Tiny Bell Unit; initial encounters with Han Bennink; Charms of the Night Sky; his Quartet … Read More “Live Review: Dave Douglas at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival”

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