Strange Liberation (2004) The trumpeter reconvenes the quintet behind 2002's gem The Infinite, adding guitarist Bill Frisell's quavering twang to the mix. He achieves a richly detailed sound,… 2004-01-27 Dave Douglas
Music Review

Strange Liberation (2004)

EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Jan 27, 2004; Lead Performance: Dave Douglas

The trumpeter reconvenes the quintet behind 2002's gem The Infinite, adding guitarist Bill Frisell's quavering twang to the mix. He achieves a richly detailed sound, elegant even in its eccentricities. Often, Frisell and Uri Caine's piano cast lovely sonic halos around Douglas' pungent tone. There's an intelligent cohesion to these wide-ranging tracks, and just the right tension between composition and improvisation.

Originally posted Jan 23, 2004 Published in issue #747-748 Jan 23, 2004 Order article reprints