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    CD Digipak with photos from Newport Jazz Festival

    Includes unlimited streaming of United Front via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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Spirit Moves 05:03
Rava 10:05
Fats 03:36
United Front 06:18
Bowie 12:28


Originally recorded by WBGO Jazz 88 and presented as part of NPR’s live concert series, the album captures the group’s spectacular performance during the 2010 Carefusion Newport Jazz Festival.

“There was a special feeling for us on taking the drive out to the festival grounds at Fort Adams State Park,” said Douglas. “On the day of the gig, each of us was flying in from a different location. The weather was cooperating, and I remember watching boats in the harbor…such a magnificent setting. During the set each of the tunes grew into new proportions that day, stretching in all sorts of directions from their original studio release.”

Picking up where their critically acclaimed debut Spirit Moves (Greenleaf 2009) left off, United Front (Douglas’ 32nd release) sees this all-star band plunging into Douglas’ compositions (plus one Hank Williams Sr. tune) with an intensity and exuberance garnered only at a live jazz concert, particularly one with the legacy and spirit of Newport. The album features tunes from Spirit Moves including the 12-plus minute set closer “Bowie” – a tribute to Lester Bowie – that steadily works the crowd into a loud and appreciative frenzy. Also included are two previously unreleased songs, “Spirit Moves” and “United Front.”


released April 5, 2011

Dave Douglas, trumpet
Vincent Chancey, horn
Luis Bonilla, trombone
Marcus Rojas, tuba
Nasheet Waits, drums

Production Credits:
Produced by Dave Douglas
Recorded and mixed August 8th, 2010 by David Tallacksen with Michael Downes for WBGO Jazz 88 in Newark, NJ and NPR Music. at the 2010 Newport Jazz Festival.
Mastered by Geoff Countryman and Tyler McDiarmid
Production oversight: Jim Tuerk
Graphic design: Dave Douglas and Matt Pfahlert for Pfahlert Creative Labs

All compositions by Dave Douglas (Dave Douglas Music, BMI) except:
"I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" by Hank Williams, Sr. (Acuff-Rose Music)


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


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