In His Words
By Frank Alkyer with Dave Douglas
Trumpeter and Greenleaf Music label head Dave Douglas discusses the struggles, joys and triumphs of taking the creative path less traveled. Douglas, whose new quintet album is Time Travel, aims to celebrate his 50th birthday by embarking on a U.S. tour that will include stops in all 50 states.
50 Years After the Summit
By Bill Milkowski
This year marks the golden anniversary of the release of Money Jungle, the utterly audacious, cross-generational meeting of Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus and Max Roach at Sound Makers Studio in midtown Manhattan.
Darcy James Argue
A Fable Grows in Brooklyn
By Brad Faberman
Although all the music for the new CD Brooklyn Babylon was composed by Darcy James Argue, the project was a true collaboration between the acclaimed Secret Society big band leader and graphic novelist Danijel Zezelj, who created the visuals that accompanied its premiere at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and conceptualized the fictional story it tells.
Free to Be Jane Monheit
By Allen Morrison