Dave Douglas

Engage - Optimism. Action. Comunity (GRE-CD-1074)

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Engage - Optimism. Action. Comunity

Dave Douglas

Greenleaf Music


GRL 159800




CD 15,69 €


Douglas, 56, is good at pulling musicians together in contexts that support their musical voices but sound different from what they typically do. That’s the case with Engage, a new ensemble that features five younger improvisers, each aligned with a different corner of the avant-garde. As Engage, they play low-boil, medium-tempo music soaked in lovely harmonies; it’s not about centrifugal motion or free improvising so much as it’s about depth and connection and body.


  • DAVE DOUGLAS, trumpet
  • JEFF PARKER, guitar
  • TOMEKA REID, cello
  • ANNA WEBBER, alto and bass flutes and tenor saxophone
  • NICK DUNSTON, bass
  • KATE GENTILE, drums

The Bunker Studios, New York, December 3, 2018


  • 01. Showing Up
  • 02. In It Together
  • 03. How Are the Children?
  • 04. One Sun, A Million Rays
  • 05. Where Do We Go From Here
  • 06. Sanctuary Cities
  • 07. Everywhere But Here
  • 08. Faith Alliance
  • 09. Free Libraries
  • 10. Whole Souls
  • 11. Living Earth
  • 12. Heart Science