Charms of the Night Sky

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All Music Guide - Steve Loewy
Trumpeter Dave Douglas has participated in so many styles of music that listing them all would be mesmerizing. Some of his best work has been performed in free style and hard bop jazz groups. Here, he charts a different path, albeit one that he has pursued successfully before, in a mellow, lovely vein. Douglas is the only horn, backed by Guy Klucevsek's eclectic accordion, Mark Feldman's gloriously sweet violin, and Greg Cohen's acoustic string bass. With some exceptions, the dynamics are generally low, the tempos slow, and the mood serene. There is almost a post-minimalism to it all, capped by the exquisite sound of Douglas' trumpet. Often, the tunes mostly written by ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Loewy
Trumpeter Dave Douglas has participated in so many styles of music that listing them all would be mesmerizing. Some of his best work has been performed in free style and hard bop jazz groups. Here, he charts a different path, albeit one that he has pursued successfully before, in a mellow, lovely vein. Douglas is the only horn, backed by Guy Klucevsek's eclectic accordion, Mark Feldman's gloriously sweet violin, and Greg Cohen's acoustic string bass. With some exceptions, the dynamics are generally low, the tempos slow, and the mood serene. There is almost a post-minimalism to it all, capped by the exquisite sound of Douglas' trumpet. Often, the tunes mostly written by Douglas have an Eastern European flair, at times hinting at Klezmer or Jewish wedding music. The group's exacting technical skills eclipse limitations and transcend the immediate moment with gorgeous sound and forward-looking harmonies.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/4/1998
  • Label: Winter & Winter
  • UPC: 025091001521
  • Catalog Number: 15
  • Sales rank: 58,240

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Charms of the Night Sky (7:32)
  2. 2 Bal Masque (3:48)
  3. 3 Sea Change (5:18)
  4. 4 Facing West (4:23)
  5. 5 Dance in Thy Soul (8:07)
  6. 6 Little One (4:11)
  7. 7 Wild Coffee (1:14)
  8. 8 The Girl with the Rose Hips (2:51)
  9. 9 Decafinata (2:27)
  10. 10 Poveri Fiori (2:41)
  11. 11 Odyssey (6:28)
  12. 12 Twisted (3:37)
  13. 13 Codetta (2:53)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dave Douglas Primary Artist, Indexed Contributor, Trumpet
Guy Klucevsek Accordion
Greg Cohen Acoustic Bass
Mark Feldman Violin
Technical Credits
Dave Douglas Producer
Joe Ferla Producer, Engineer
Stefan F. Winter Producer
Adrian von Ripka Mastering
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