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Saturday, 11/3/12

It must have been a comfort, when she was dying, to be able to say to her son, whose trumpet she’d heard since he was a little boy, these are the songs I want you to play at my memorial service.

Dave Douglas  Quintet* with guest Aoife O’Donovan (vocal), “Be Still My Soul” (words by Ka­tha­ri­na A. von Schle­gel, adapted by Aoife O’Donovan, music by Jean Si­bel­ius, arranged by Dave Douglas), recording session (Be Still, 2012)

*DD, trumpet; Jon Irabagon, saxophone; Matt Mitchell, piano; Linda Oh, bass; Rudy Royston, drums.

Wednesday, 10/24/12

The last band I heard with this lineup—trumpet, violin, accordion, bass—was, uh, let’s see . . .

Dave Douglas (trumpet), Charms of the Night Sky*
Live, Germany (Frankfurt), 1999

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lagniappe

musical thoughts

I am moved by more music now than I have ever been. Trying to see it from a wider and deeper perspective only makes it clear that the lake itself is wider and deeper than we thought.

—David Byrne, How Music Works (2012)

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*With Mark Feldman (violin), Guy Klucevsek (accordion), Greg Cohen (bass).

Saturday, 7/2/11

Here’s a different take—one deeply indebted to Lester Bowie—on the
brass band.

Dave Douglas & Brass Ecstasy
DD, trumpet; Louis Bonilla, trombone; Vincent Chancey, horn (AKA French horn); Marcus Rojas, tuba; Nasheet Waits, drums

“Bowie,” recording session (Spirit Moves, 2009)

Vodpod videos no longer available.

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“Spirit Moves,” “This Love Affair,” “Twilight of the Dogs”
Live, Washington, D.C., 2009

Vodpod videos no longer available.

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lagniappe

reading table

How can I possibly sleep
This moonlit evening?
Come, my friends,
Let’s sing and dance
All night long.

—Ryokan (1758-1831), trans. John Stevens

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