Freak In (2003) If Miles Davis had had the technology available to him back in the early '70s, he might have made an album much like this canny… 2003-02-18 Dave Douglas
Music Review

Freak In (2003)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Feb 18, 2003; Lead Performance: Dave Douglas

If Miles Davis had had the technology available to him back in the early '70s, he might have made an album much like this canny and ambitious jazz-electronica hybrid. Douglas' coup is the balance he strikes between arresting computer-driven musical manipulations and the warming beauty of acoustic instruments, including his own often lyrical trumpet. Somehow it all comes off as new as tomorrow, yet firmly in the tradition -- no small accomplishment.

Originally posted Feb 21, 2003 Published in issue #696-697 Feb 21, 2003 Order article reprints