Dave Douglas Brass Ecstasy - Spirit Moves (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 297.51 Mb | 53:11 | Cover
Modern Creative, Post-Bop, Avant-Garde Jazz | Country: USA | Label: Greenleaf Music
There is indeed a spirit that moves through Dave Douglas' first Brass Ecstasy recording: the late Lester Bowie. Bowie's Brass Fantasy group cut a few compelling albums that combined cover versions of all sorts of music – as well as originals – that were arranged for a brass orchestra. The most famous of these, The Great Pretender, is an obvious model for Douglas on this outing. The four brass players include Vincent Chancey on French horn, Luis Bonilla on trombone, Marcus Rojas playing the tuba, and Douglas, of course, on trumpet.