Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Dave Douglas & Brass Ecstasy @ LPR 12/9/08

The 1st show was just a warmup to this amazing event. I mean, how can you go wrong with a bunch of great horn players and Nasheet Waits on drums? Answer: you can't. You can't possibly.

What a nice choice of brass instruments as well. Tuba, but not just any tuba, Marcus Rojas has a very unique and interesting approach to the tuba. He even plays it standing up! Luis Bonila is awesome on trombone. Vincent Chancey was first introduced as playing the French Horn, but then Dave Douglass quickly corrected it to just horn. I see the answer in Wikipedia. Interesting.

Anyway, this music was phenomenal. Douglas mentioned Lester Bowie and the old Chicago jazz scene quite a bit. There were some melodies I recognized. The music was new and fresh and just influenced by old stuff. I'm looking forward to catching this again.

Dave Douglas & Brass Ecstasy
Brass Ecstasy featuring Vincent Chancey, Luis Bonila, Marcus Rojas, Nasheet Waits

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