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August 27, 2020

Dave Douglas

Dizzy Atmosphere
Greenleaf Music GRE-CD-1076

Too many recorded salutes to famous Jazz player are like visiting Lenin in his Moscow Mausoleum. You’re getting an embalmed, static version of what was an animated personality. But trumpeter Dave Douglas won’t settle for a rote replication of already defined sounds. Dizzy Atmosphere consists in the main of Douglas compositions written to honor Dizzy Gillespie’s legacy, Plus the improvising combo’s personnel is unlike any of the legendary honoree’s bands: two trumpets – Douglas protégé Dave Adewumi is the other– younger players pianist Fabian Almazan, guitarist Matt Stevens and bassist Carmen Rothwell; plus veteran drummer Joey Baron. MORE