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….