Dave Douglas w/ Caine & Cyrille + Mary Lou Wiliams


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Dave Douglas is a trumpeter whose adherence to basic jazz values justifies the title of the new album that he shares with pianist Uri Caine and drummer Andrew Cyrille in their unusual trio. How unusual? First of all, there is no bassist to help with harmonic and rhythmic responsibilities. At the piano, Caine takes care of business in both departments, abetted by Cyrille, a drummer whose strength and drive have seemed to intensify as he built on the qualities that first brought him to listeners’ attention when he worked with guitarist Eric Gale in the early 1960s. He went on to make his mark with Mary Lou Williams. They titled it, “Rose And Thorn.” We follow it with two pieces that capture the joy in performance that helped make Williams one of the most prominent performers and composers beginning in the late 1920s and until her death in 1981.

Dave Douglas, Uri Caine and Andrew Cyrille followed by Mary Lou Williams with, “My Mama Pinned A Rose On Me” and “Fandangle.”

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