Dave Douglas | A Single Sky – [GREEN LEAF RECORDS, 2009]
Two-time Grammy-nominated jazz musician Dave Douglas is arguably the most original trumpeter/composer of his generation. From his New York base, where he’s lived since the mid 1980s, Douglas has continued to earn lavish national and international 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 Worlds on Soul Note and has since released over twenty-eight recordings.
In 2005, after seven critically-acclaimed albums for Bluebird/RCA, Douglas launched his own record label, Greenleaf Music. The same year, he was also honored with a Guggenheim Fellowship. His latest release, Moonshine, imagines a new soundtrack to the silent films of Roscoe (Fatty) Arbuckle with his band Keystone, boasting an instrumental cohort of saxophone, electric keyboards, turntables, bass and drums.
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