Dave Douglas Quintet - Brazen Heart (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 65:00 minutes | 1,3 GBStudio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet
Dave Douglas is a prolific trumpeter, composer and educator from New York City. This album is dedicated to his older brother, Damon, who died of cancer in June 2015; and among its 11 tracks are two of the most beautiful hymns in the book, "Deep River" and "A Balm in Gilead", both played with passion, grace, and horn harmonies reminiscent of "Abide with Me" on Monk's Music. "Brazen Heart" contains a familiar, but increasingly sophisticated mix of post-bop reveries, virtuosic dazzlers, and lilting ballads. And, as with most Douglas albums, the sound quality is superb.