"Double Up, Plays Double Up Plus" features Ensemble Double Up, who first appeared on Old Locks and Irregular Verbs, which was voted the best jazz album of 2016 in both the NPR and Jazz Times Critics Polls. The New York Times declared that release “just as easy to picture in Pulitzer contention” and NPR called it “a masterpiece.” On board are holdovers Davila (tuba), Hoffman (cello), Filiu (alto saxophone, alto flute), Macdonald (alto saxophone), Weinrib (drums, percussion), but this time featuring the remarkable three-concert grand pianos of David Virelles, David Bryant and Luis Perdomo. The interaction between the three pianists lie at the heart of this piece, performing an intricate contrapuntal dance of varying attack, register, and density.
CURTIS MACDONALD, alto sax ROMAN FILIÚ, alto sax, alto flute DAVID VIRELLES, piano LOUIS PERDOMO, piano DAVID BRYANT, piano CHRISTOPHER HOFFMAN, cello JOSE DAVILA, tuba CRAIG WEINRIB, drums
01. Is Up 02. Clear And Distinct From The Other A 03. Clear And Distinct From The Other B 04. Clear And Distinct