"The more you hear of this set, the more you want to hear." —Downbeat
Trumpeter Dave Douglas often uses jazz tradition as his point of departure for fresh musical adventures. This time, he employs the quintet lineup fronted by trumpet and tenor sax that’s been a foundation for such figures as Miles Davis, Lee Morgan, and Joe Henderson who’ve moved the music from cool school to hard bop and beyond. But, as usual, Douglas honors the legacy without simply indulging in nostalgia, as he and his skilled band—featuring Donny McCaslin on tenor sax—plumb the unpredictable depths of his original compositions together. Preview the sound on Meaning and Mystery, on his own Greenleaf label, and hear why Jazz Times calls this music "at once reverent and raucous, cerebral and viscerally juicy… [with] plenty of meaning and mystery."
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Added by Wexner Center on July 23, 2007