Dave Douglas: In Our Lifetime
Liner Notes   Cat. No. 80471     Release Date: 1995-01-01

Dave Douglas, trumpet; Uri Caine, piano; Chris Speed, clarinet, tenor sax; Josh Roseman, trombone; Joey Baron, drums; James Genus, bass; Marty Ehrlich, bass clarinet

"My own feelings about the direction in which jazz should go are that there should be much less stress on technical exhibitionism and much more on emotional content, on what might be termed humanity in music and the freedom to say all that you want."  —Booker Little

"It is not a question of presenting works in the context of their time, but rather of describing the time which recognizes them, i.e. our own time, by evolving the time which gave rise to them."       —Walter Benjamin

Trumpeter Dave Douglas’s New World CD is consistently intriguing, the type of music that gains in interest with each listening. Douglas is quick to acknowledge the influence of Booker Little (the early-'60s trumpeter who was among the first to emerge from Clifford Brown's shadow) and on this set he performs three of Little's tunes plus his suite of Four Miniatures After Booker Little ("Sappho," "At Dawn," "Shred," and "Rapid Ear Movement").

However, it is the two lengthier pieces, "In Our Lifetime" and "Bridges" (the latter over 17 minutes long), that are of greatest interest. Douglas's originals, which are episodic and avant-garde (but not afraid to swing) while expertly mixing together improvisation with composition, are consistently colorful. His flexible band (Chris Speed on tenor and clarinet, trombonist Josh Roseman, pianist Uri Caine, bassist James Genus, drummer Joey Baron and guest bass clarinetist Marty Ehrlich on the title cut) is able to switch grooves quickly and interpret the frequently dramatic music with sensitivity and wit.                                      —allmusic.com

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Dave Douglas: In Our Lifetime

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Track Listing

In Our Lifetime
Dave Douglas, Booker Little
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Three Little Monsters
Dave Douglas, Booker Little
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Forward Flight
Dave Douglas, Booker Little
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The Persistence of Memory
Dave Douglas, Booker Little
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Out In The Cold
Dave Douglas, Booker Little
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Strength and Sanity
Dave Douglas, Booker Little
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Four Miniatures after Booker Little: Sappho
Dave Douglas, Booker Little
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Four Miniatures after Booker Little: At Dawn
Dave Douglas, Booker Little
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Four Miniatures after Booker Little: Shred
Dave Douglas, Booker Little
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Four Miniatures after Booker Little: Rapid Ear Movement
Dave Douglas, Booker Little
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Moods in Free Time
Dave Douglas, Booker Little
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Bridges (for Tim Berne)
Dave Douglas, Booker Little
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