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Dave Douglas Quintet

Jez Nelson presents versatile trumpeter and composer Dave Douglas in concert at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2009.

Radio 3 at the Summer Festivals

Jez Nelson presents versatile trumpeter and composer Dave Douglas recorded in concert at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2009. His quintet features Donny McCaslin on saxophone, Orren Evans on Fender Rhodes, Scott Colley on bass and Clarence Penn on drums.

Douglas' big break came in 1987 when he joined Horace Silver's group and began touring internationally. Since then Douglas has toured with John Zorn's Masada and many of his own groups, covering a wide range of influences from Ornette Coleman and Mary Lou Williams to Western art music and European folk.


Excerpt from Earmarks by the Dave Douglas Quintet recorded at the 2009 Cheltenham Jazz Festival (details below)

CD track:

Artist: Joe Lovano's Us Five (Joe Lovano - saxophone, James Weidman - piano, Esperanza Spalding - bass, Otis Brown III - drums and percussion, Francisco Mela - drums and percussion)
Track title: Powerhouse
Composer: Joe Lovano
Album title: Folk Art
Label: Blue Note

Hear Joe Lovano's Us Five recorded at Ronnie Scott's on Jazz on 3 on July 6, 2009

Artist: Led Bib (Mark Holub - drums, Liran Donin - bass, Toby McLaren - keyboards, Pete Grogan - sax, Chris Williams - sax)
Track title: Sweet Chilli
Composer: Mark Holub
Album Title: Sensible Shoes
Label: Cuneiform

Artist: Robert Wyatt and Daniel Yvinec's Orchestre National de Jazz
Track title: The Song
Composer: Blegvad/Greaves
Album title: Around Robert Wyatt
Label: Bee Jazz

Ingrid Laubrock speaks to Jez about winning Germany's prestigious SWR Jazz Award for her 2008 album Sleepthief.

Artist: Ingrid Laubrock (Ingrid Laubrock - saxophone, Liam Noble - piano, Tom Rainey - drums)
Track title: Oofy Twerp
Composer: Ingrid Laubrock
Album title: Sleepthief
Label: Intakt

Upcoming 2009 tour dates:

Brandford Marsalis
26 May @ Birmingham Town Hall
28 May @ Ronnie Scott's, London

Led Bib
4 June @ Norwich Arts Centre
5 June @ Chapel Arts Centre, Bath
6 June @ The Bluecoat Liverpool
7 June @ The Jazz Bar, Edinburgh
8 June @ Stereo, Glasgow
9 June @ The Mint Lounge, Manchester
10 June @ Dempsey's, Cardiff
11 June @ The Yardbird Birmingham
12 June @ Taylor John's House Coventry
24 June @ The Vortex London

Robert Wyatt and Charlie Haden's Liberation Orchestra
20 June @ Meltdown Festival, Royal Festival Hall, London

Dave Douglas Quintet recorded at the Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham on May 3, 2009

Line up:
Dave Douglas (trumpet)
Donny McCaslin (saxophone)
Orin Evans (Rhodes keyboard)
Clarence Penn (drums)
Scott Colley (bass)

Set one list:
Handwritten Letter
Campaign Trail
Blues for Steve Lacy

Dave Douglas speaks about the philosophy of the band backstage at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival

Set two list:
War Room
Little Penn


1 hour, 45 minutes


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