The Jazz Session #600: Dave Douglas

I get slightly dizzy thinking about trumpeter Dave Douglas’ creative output. He is a performer, a recording artist whose release record is prolific, an educator (including a ten-year stint as artistic director of the Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music at The Banff Centre in Canada), and a pioneer of artist-run labels with Greenleaf Music which is nearly 20 years old. His musical collaborations are many and varied, including revered artists like Joe Lovano, Linda May Han Oh, Bill Frisell, and vocalist Aoife O’Donovan. We talk about his 2022 albums “Secular Psalms” and “Overcome”, his outlook on recording and juggling several projects simultaneously, and his advice for musicians pitching record labels.

Show Notes:
– Arrival
– We Shall Overcome (feat. Fay Victor)
– Pythagoras (with Sound Prints)
– We Believe
– Hermits and Pilgrims

Find Dave’s music at:

Festival of New Trumpet Music Website

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Author: Jason Crane