Dave Douglas’ Tiny Bell Trio is one of his most intriguing groups, a band consisting of the leader’s trumpet, guitarist Brad Schoeppach, and drummer Jim Black. Due to Schoeppach’s versatility, Douglas’ inventive originals (only a Hungarian folk song and a classical melody from Robert Schumann are not by the trumpeter) and the interplay between the musicians, this project is a strong success. The music often looks towards Eastern Europe folk melodies but maintains its ties with American jazz and is full of constant surprises. One of four Arabesque masters whose ownership recently reverted back to Douglas
released April 4, 2018
Dave Douglas, trumpet & compositions
Brad Schoeppach, guitar
Jim Black, drums
Recorded live in concert on the following dates in these venues:
Track 9: 10 October 1996 at Luchtbal, Antwerp, Belgium.
Track 5: 22 October 1996 at Paradox, Tilburg, Holland.
Tracks 2, 4, 7: 23 October 1996 at the Bimhuis, Amsterdam, Holland.
Tracks 1, 3, 6, 8: 24 October 1996 at Theatre An Der Molenaan, Bussum, Holland.
Recorded By: Belgian Radio (track: 9), Dick Lucas (tracks: 1 to 8), Peter Pfister
Mixed by Bob Ward
Mastered by Allan Tucker
All compositions by Dave Douglas except "Langsam" by Robert Schumann and "Czardas" (Trad. Hungarian).
Leads sheets for most of these compositions are available as part of a collection of 26 Tiny Bell Trio compositions and 5 trumpet solo transcriptions. Download the music as PDFs here: