Brass Ecstasy in Chicago ~ Tonight
Press keeps rolling in, as the band rolls around the US.
Brass Ecstasy starts their 3-night, 7-show run at Chicago’s Jazz Showcase tonight. Come by, say hi, hear some great music. Click here to get to the Jazz Showcase’s website for contact info.
From the San Francisco Chronicle:
Perhaps the only thing that isn’t surprising about “Spirit Moves,” the new album from Dave Douglas and Brass Ecstasy, is that it’s full of tasty surprises.
Some photos from the Ottawa concert courtesy of blurasis at Flickr.
A veritable jazz journeyman, trumpeter Dave Douglas has mastered both the West Coast school of cool with the SFJAZZ Collective and the downtown NYC urgency of John Zorn’s frantic free-jazz troupe Masada.
And lastly, from Chicago Reader’s Peter Margasak:
…there’s plenty of dazzling foreground-to-background movement, their devotion to a group sound is what really resonates.