Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Dave Douglas Brass Ecstasy @ Jazz Standard 12/11/11

I love this band and I love seeing them close to the same timeframe as Wicked Knee.  Just because they are both fabulous alternative brass bands with phenomenal drummers.  The similarities end there, which adds to the fun of seeing both within a week of each other.  At this point, I can't remember much about the show except that I loved it.

Dave Douglas – trumpet
Vincent Chancey – French horn
Luis Bonilla – trombone
Marcus Rojas – tuba
Rudy Royston – drums

Born out of the Festival of New Trumpet Music in 2005, Brass Ecstasy nods to the ever–evolving spirit of brass music through soul–inflected compositions. The group’s debut recording, Spirit Moves, was released 6/16/2009 on Greenleaf Music. Rare Metals is the digital follow-up to the live recording United Front: Brass Ecstasy at Newport, and includes a new arrangement of Billy Strayhorn’s “Lush Life.” “The five–piece ensemble handles each tune with soulful aplomb.” (Nate Chinen, The New York Times)

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