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A Single Sky

by Dave Douglas Big Band

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    6-panel digipak designed by Dave Douglas and Matt Pfahlert. Features cover / inside images from Terry Winters.

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A Single Sky 11:12
Blockbuster 06:42


A Single Sky, music for big band. Featuring Douglas with Grammy-winning arranger/conductor Jim McNeely at the helm of the Frankfurt Radio Bigband, this collaboration offers three new Douglas compositions alongside four works from the Douglas songbook re-imagined by McNeely.


released October 27, 2009

Jim McNeely, conductor
Dave Douglas, trumpet & compositions

Frankfurt Radio Bigband:
Woodwinds: Oliver Leicht, Stefan Pfeifer-Galilea, Tony Lakatos, Steffen Weber, Rainer Heute
Trumpets: Chad Shoopman, Thomas Vogel, Martin Auer, Axel Schlosser Trombones: Günter Bollmann, Peter Feil, Christian Jaksjø, Manfred Honetschläger
Martin Scales, guitar
Peter Reiter, piano
Thomas Heidepriem, bass
Jean Paul Höchstädter, drums

Production Credits:
Produced by Dave Douglas and Olaf Stötzler

Recorded January 24 & 25, 2009 at Hörfunkstudio II, Hessischer Rundfunk Frankfurt, Germany
Recording Producer: Axel Gutzler
Recording Engineer: Rainer Schulz
Mixed and Mastered by Geoff Countryman and Tyler McDiarnid

Design: Dave Douglas and Matt Pfahlert for Get a Clue Design Studio 
Cover / inside images: Terry Winters / Internal and External Values, 1998 / Intaglio / 42 in. x 49 3/4 in.
Edition 35
Published by Universal Limited Art Editions / ©Terry Winters/ Universal Limited Art Editions, 1998.

All compositions by Dave Douglas

Jim McNeely arranged Bury Me Standing, A Single Sky, Tree and Shrub, Persistence of Memory: Published by Noenmity Music / BMI
Dave Douglas arranged The Presidents, Campaign Trail, Blockbuster: Published by Dave Douglas Music / BMI

Sheet music (score and parts) for all of the compositions is available our Merch page. Click the links below for details on each chart.

The Presidents:

Bury Me Standing:

A Single Sky:

Campaign Trail:

Tree and Shrub:

Persistence of Memory:



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Dave Douglas is a prolific trumpeter, composer and educator from New York City.


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