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Dave DouglasKeystone (CD/DVD) ... CD CD format
Greenleaf, 2005. Used CD & DVD ... $4.99
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(DVD includes "Fatty & Mabel Adrift" – Fatty Arbuckle movie from 1916.)

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Dave DouglasSpark Of Being – Expand ... CD CD format
Greenleaf, 2010. Used ... $7.99
The second part of trumpeter Dave Douglas Spark Of Being trilogy – this one billed as the "straight" performances of themes composed for filmmaker Bill Morrison's experimental reinterpretation of the Frankenstein story! Expand does work as a solid modern jazz album, with shifting tones, creative sparks and dexterous rhythmic interplay and sharp solos. The textural experimental touches assure that it's a artful step to the left, though, and it's great stuff anyway you want to look at it. Dave's group Keystone is wonderful, featuring DJ Olive on turntables and laptop, bring some lightly tripped out, yet firmly sophisticated atmospherics – plus Marcus Strickland on tenor, Adam Benjamin on Fender Rhodes, Brad Jones on Ampeg baby bass, and Gene Lake on drums. Titles include "Spark Of Being", "Creature", "Tree Ring Circus", "Observer", "Chroma", "Travelogue" and "Prologue". CD

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Curtis MacdonaldCommunity Immunity ... CD CD format
Greenleaf, 2011. Used ... $3.99
Darn compelling sounds from alto saxophonist Curtis MacDonald – very hard to describe, but the sort that grab you immediately upon first listen! MacDonald's got a way of tucking his horn right down in the rhythms of the tracks – finding a way to make all instruments involved move on the same groove – but in ways that are hardly a "groove" at all – no funky jazz, no easy harmelodic lines, and instead these complicated shifting patterns – as rich in their forward motion as they are in their tonal color! The approach is extremely beautiful – as warm as it is fresh and modern – and the instrumentation is played by a shifting lineup of piano, tenor, guitars, and percussion – on titles that include "Childhood Sympathy", "Mosaic 1", "The Imagineer", "My Deal", "Somnolence IV", "Second Guessing", and "Community Immunity". CD

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New Dave DouglasMagic Triangle/Leap Of Faith ... CD CD format
Arabesque Jazz/Greenleaf, 1998/1999. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pair of great albums from Dave Douglas – laid out here in a single package! Magic Triangle is a killer set from the Dave Douglas Quartet – a very unified sound from the lineup that features Douglas on trumpet, Chris Potter on tenor, James Genus on bass, and Ben Perowsky on drums! Working here without any piano, the four have a way of folding into a groove together beautifully – really layering their sound, and coming up with something wonderful – as full of tone and texture as Douglas' more laidback recordings, but handled with a rhythmic pulse that really sends the whole thing soaring! Titles include "Everyman", "Magic Triangle", "Padded Cell", "Circular", "Coaster", "Barrage", "The Ghost", and "Kisangi". Leap Of Faith is filled with bold lines from this great late 90s group – handled in a way that's both rhythmic, yet freed from its obvious constraints – with energy that almost takes us back to Ornette Coleman at the start of the 60s! The quartet features some wonderful interplay between trumpeter Dave Douglas and tenorist Chris Potter – but gets almost as much punch on the top end from bassist James Genus and drummer Ben Perowsky – each of whom burst forth brilliantly throughout. Titles include "Emmenthaler", "Millenium Bug", "Another Country", "Leap Of Faith", "Caterwaul", and "Euro Disney". CD

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New Dave Douglas & Uri CainePresent Joys ... CD CD format
Greenleaf, 2014. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Dave Douglas may well be one of the most collaborative musicians in jazz working today – yet even in a catalog rife with interesting combinations, this sweet little set really stands out – as it presents the trumpeter in one of the most intimate, lyrical settings we've heard in years! The record has a surprisingly poetic feel, even for Douglas – and all instrumentation comes from just his trumpet and the piano of Uri Caine – who plays in a style that's every bit as dynamic as his own recordings, but given a really special sort of focus here. Some of the music has spiritual overtones, but in a more ancient American way – and Douglas chose some of the tunes for their link to the tradition of shape-note singing. There's a gentle beauty to the record that's undeniable, and which has us appreciating Douglas all over again – and titles include "Old Putt", "Zero Hour", "Soar Away", "Ham Fist", "Bethel", and "Supplication". CD

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New Ryan Keberle & CatharsisInto The Zone ... CD CD format
Greenleaf, 2014. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Tryan Keberle's a trombonist, but one with a very light touch on his instrument – so much so that he blends wonderfully with the trumpet of Mike Rodriguez in this quartet – dancing along in a flurry of rhythms and colors with a bright, joyous sort of vibe! Like other albums on the Greenleaf label of late, this set's moving way past straight jazz – although there's still a very strong jazz center at the core. Bits of voice from Camila Meza come in and further warm the colors in the music – and the wonderful interplay between the bass or Jorge Roeder and drums of Eric Doob go way past the usual too. Titles include "Inevitable Blues", "Without A Thought", "Simple Sermon", "Cheryl", "Zone", and "Ballad Of The Sad Young Men". CD
 
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VariousBig Bang Presents The Italo Funk Experience – Synth Funk, Italo Exploitation & Espresso Jazz From Italy 1969 to 1980 ... CD CD format
Nascente (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... $6.99
A really cool collection that's got way more to offer than you might guess from the Italo in the title – as the set's filled with obscure funk, jazz, and sound library gems from the 70s! Usually, we associate Italo with Italo Disco – that 80s version of club music that broke big around the world in many scenes. But the tracks here are sort of the "roots" of that version of Italo – the funky experiments of a generation before – which were often inspired by American jazz and soul of the time, but took things into a whole new dimension – thanks to the wide range of creative instrumentalists and unusual studios in Italy during the 70s! A few names are familiar here, and others are composers you might know from soundtracks – but together, the vibe is something else entirely – and something entirely great, thanks to wicked work from Big Bang/Arision Records, who put together the whole thing. Titles include "Aflogelia" by Narassa, "Open Space" by Piero Umiliani, "L'Eroe Di Plastica" by Tony Esposito, "Ore 24" by Alberto Baldan Bembo, "Pearls" by Piero Piccioni, "Five, Four, & Three" by Lee Konitz, "Lavoro Veloce" by Farlocco, "Louisville" by Made In USA, "Depressione" by Jazz Video, "Tip Cat" by Santucci Scoppa, and "Greenleaf Street" by Max Rocci & His Friends. CD
 
 
 



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