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Parables 07:20
Fair Fight 05:42
Safe Space 06:38
Forlorn 04:50
Lenape 03:56
Foley Square 07:25


We're releasing our 2020 Subscribers Series MARCHING MUSIC as a special premium release from Greenleaf Music only. Like last year's ENGAGE, we decided to make this exclusive music available as a stand alone CD and download to non-subscribers.

Pre-order now. Official release date is November 6, 2020


Marching Virtually | Voting Actively

Here’s a new suite of compositions for our moment. I conceived of these pieces as music you could have in your headphones when you attend Climate Marches, Demonstrations for Equal Rights, Voting Rights Movements, and all other actions towards a just society. Also, it’s music to spur all of us to go and vote in November 2020 in incontrovertible numbers. Non-voters are among the biggest voting blocs in the U.S. This is the moment when everyone has to step up an be a part of what our nation truly is. We can do it. May this music help and inspire you. I am optimistic and believe that we can make change, but we have to all be involved and engaged.

We are grateful to these organizations (and many others!) for their hard work on the issues. Support them if you can:

Sunrise Movement, Fair Fight Action, Brennan Center For Justice, NAACP Legal Defense Fund, International Rescue Committee, ACLU, Planned Parenthood, Black Voters Matter Fund, American Friends Service Committee.

And don’t forget to get out the vote and vote yourself, while taking others to the polls! Work with the candidates, local and national, that you agree with.



released February 14, 2020

Dave Douglas, trumpet
Rafiq Bhatia, guitar
Melvin Gibbs, bass
Sim Cain, drums

Production credits:
Producer: Dave Douglas
Recorded on December 10, 2019 at Bridge Recording Studio, Brooklyn, NY.
Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Tyler McDiarmid
Assistant Engineer: Urosh Jovanovich
Photography by Anna Yatskevich and Robert Sutherland-Cohen
Graphics by Lukas Frei

All compositions and arrangements by Dave Douglas (Dave Douglas Music / BMI)

Parables was commissioned by The New School Art Collection and Parsons Curatorial Design Research Lab, inspired by Agnes Denes' New School site-specific artwork.


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

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