Barnaby Monk noon, Dec. 24
Dave Douglas Quintet
Unlike so many of the trumpeters who have come along since Wynton Marsalis hit the scene, Douglas is doing something entirely his own. It has taken him awhile to achieve notoriety via high positioning in critics polls and the like, but Douglas is the real deal. It is refreshing to hear a top trumpeter who acknowledges the influences of Don Cherry and Lester Bowie as being important in the same way that Clifford Brown and Miles Davis are.
Douglas' band features fast rising NYC talent like tenor saxophonist Jon Irabagon, pianist Bobby Avey, bassist Linda Oh and drummer Rudy Royston.
- "This Week in Jazz" (October 8, 2013)