Wed March 13, 2024

Dave Douglas Gifts Quintet (USA)

Dave Douglas: trumpet
James Brandon Lewis: tenor saxophone
Rafiq Bhatia: guitar, electronics
Tomeka Reid: cello
Ian Chang: drums, electronics

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In 2024, trumpeter and composer Dave Douglas presents a new project: Gifts Quintet, featuring James Brandon Lewis (tenor sax), Tomeka Reid (cello), Rafiq Bhatia (guitar) and Ian Chang (drums and electronics).

Featuring new, original, energy music-influenced compositions from Douglas, as well as inspirations from the life and music of Charles Lloyd. Gifts Quintet reflects on the wisdom, vision, and positivity of the composer and saxophonist in an innovative way, notably exploring Lloyd's fascination with the music of Billy Strayhorn. The quintet’s sound focuses on song form, emphasizing textural and timbral enhancement in service of each song.