Brass Ecstasy

Posted by: Michael Bates on December 9, 2008 @ 11:47 pm
Filed under: Michael Bates (Artist Thoughts)

I just got back from the NYC premier of Dave Douglas’ new band Brass Ecstasy. It was a great night. From the minute I got there, I could tell something special was going to happen: standing room only, the audience clapping in anticipation of the music and a bunch of familiar faces in the audience waiting to check out Dave’s latest project. I’m not generally one to sit down and write a review of the concert, but let me just say how thrilling it was to have heard this music and watch Dave lead a band of such incredible players. Among many highlights, a suite entitled “Chicago Calling” and the tune “Rava” were especially stunning. I can’t wait to hear this music once it gets recorded next week. It’s going to be a great record.

Thanks Dave for such an inspiring night….

1 Comment

  1. Thank YOU for coming, Michael. It was intense! We’re getting it together for the recording and filming next week, looking forward to that! Beautiful group of players, can’t thank them enough.

    Comment by Dave — December 12, 2008 @ 11:07 am

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