Dave Douglas' Keystone - Live at the Jazz Standard
Two-time Grammy-nominated trumpeter Dave Douglas is arguably the most original trumpeter/composer of his generation. From his New York base, where he has lived since the mid 1980s, he has earned lavish national and international critical acclaim, including trumpeter, composer, and jazz "Artist of the Year" by such organizations as the New York Jazz Awards, Down Beat, Jazz Times, Jazziz, and the Italian Jazz Critics' Society. His solo recording career began in 1993 with Parallel World on the Soul Note label and he has since released twenty-two CDs. In 2005, after seven critically-acclaimed albums for the Bluebird/RCA label, he launched his own label, Greenleaf Music. He was also honored with a Guggenheim Fellowship that same year. His current release, Meaning and Mystery (April 11), features his working quintet of Uri Caine, James Genus, Clarence Penn and Donny McCaslin.Besides his leading his own groups, Douglas has an important ongoing musical relationship as a member of John Zorn's Masada and with artists such as Myra Melford, Anthony Braxton, Don Byron, Joe Lovano, Uri Caine, Cibo Matto, Sean Lennon, Fred Hersch, Mark Dresser, Han Bennink, Misha Mengelberg, and Patricia Barber. For his composition, Douglas has received fellowships for his work from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, Meet the Composer, the Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, Arts International, the Vooruit Culture Center, Extension Ensemble and the Library of Congress.
His latest project imagines a new soundtrack to the silent films of Roscoe (Fatty) Arbuckle, via an instrumental cohort of saxophone, electric keyboards, turntables, bass and drums. As Mr. Douglas and his ensemble demonstrate on a recent live recording, “Moonshine” (Greenleaf), there’s nothing musty or particularly comic about their methods.
Dave Douglas - trumpet
Marcus Strickland - saxophone
Adam Benjamin - Fender RhodesBrad Jones - bass
Gene Lake - drums
DJ Olive - turntables/laptop
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