Dave Douglas Quintet
Thursday, Nov 14, 2013 9:30 PM EST
(8:45 PM Doors)
Jazz Standard, New York, NY
Celebrating his 50th birthday this year has been a focal point in a reexamination driven by many events in Dave Douglas' life: musical, personal, spiritual and emotional. Three releases tell that story: 2012's intimate, reflective and intensely personal Be Still, 2013's hard-driving, straight-ahead Time Travel, and his newest work, Pathways, written for sextet as a farewell soliloquy to his beloved ten-year tenure as director of the Banff International Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music.
Taken together, these three recordings represent a snapshot of the trumpeter and composer in reaching this milestone, in some ways summing up his journey thus far and in other ways only hinting at future paths he will soon embark upon.
Dave has his sights set on reaching all 50 US states in person – with his horn in tow, bringing live improvised music played at the highest level to listeners who otherwise might not have the opportunity to hear it. While his Quintet plays music from both Be Still and Time Travel, on November 14, Josh Roseman will join the band in celebratingPathways, as all three records were collected in a special edition 50th Birthday Recordings Box Set released on October 22.
Dave Douglas – trumpet
Jon Irabagon – saxophone
Josh Roseman - trombone (11/14 only)
Matt Mitchell – piano
Linda Oh – bass
Rudy Royston – drums