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Dave Douglas with the Frankfurt Radio Big Band in three compositions, large scale works orchestrated in collaboration with arranger/conductor Jim McNeely.

Douglas, Dave
A Single Sky

Douglas, Dave : A Single Sky (Greenleaf Music)
Label: Greenleaf Music    
Released in: USA    

"Here is yet another facet of Dave Douglas, an artist who is constantly seeking fresh discoveries. This album benefits from the full forces of the Frankfurt Radio Big Band (FRB), brashly realizing the composer's large lyricism. Douglas now turns his auteur skills to writing inflated-scale compositions, although his own soloing role is not diminished. His features are frequently the kernel of the operation.

The FRB are conducted and arranged by Jim McNeely and the most familiar player in their ranks is tenor man (and flutist) Tony Lakatos. Three of the works included here are part of 2008's "Delighted States" suite and the remaining four are expansions of pre-existing smaller ensemble pieces.


Douglas has succeeded in making music on a giant scale, with much valuable assistance from McNeely. The subjective sphere of these compositions is swirling with exaggerated gestures. Douglas carefully sculpts great edifices of energy, emerging from tradition, but pushing the core big band form to a gloriously strained capacity."-Martin Longley

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Product Information:

UPC: 186980010113

Label: Greenleaf Music
Catalog ID: 1011
Squidco Product Code: 12399

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2009
Country: USA
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded January 24 and 25 at Horfunkstudio II, Hessischer Rundfunk Frankfurt, Germany.


Dave Douglas

Axel Schlosser

Chad Shoopman

Peter Feil

Steffen Weber

Rainer Heute

Thomas Vogel

Tony Lakatos

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Track Listing:

1. The Presidents 9:33

2. Bury Me Standing 9:58

3. A Single Sky 11:12

4. Campaign Trail 8:56

5. Tree And Shrub 5:02

6. Persistence Of Memory 11:10

7. Blockbuster 6:43

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