Dave Douglas & Uri Caine
Present Joys
RELEASE DATE: 2014-07-22

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“An interesting format to hear jazz musicians perform in. Exposed, risky and with the potential to go in any number of directions.”

London Jazz News

 

“[A] beautiful new album of duets.”
Richard Scheinin

The Sacred Harp, Ye Olde New-England Psalm-Tunes, The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion: these ancient “tunebooks” form the basic repertoire for countless musical groups that keep the tradition of “shape-note” singing alive. Longtime friends and collaborators, trumpeter Dave Douglas and pianist Uri Caine, reunite as a duo on this recording, exploring these 18th and 19th century American songs and their influence on jazz and popular music.