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Notes on this track from Dave Douglas:

"Right before this take Andrew Cyrille looked at me from across the studio and said, “Hercules, right?” This track sounds uncannily like the running, charging figure in the constellation. Kris Davis and I had never played together before this session. It was one of the great joys to find this musical dialogue with her through all the kinetic activity of Andrew and Matt Mitchell on modular synth. This was a new instrument for Matt, and it’s kind of amazing how the texture and timbre of his fast moving playing matches the piano and drums. This was an absolutely new configuration for me, and I was grateful to the players for forcing me to find something new to play. The dialogue is astounding to hear several months later."

Personnel:
Dave Douglas, trumpet
Kris Davis, piano
Matt Mitchell, modular synth
Andrew Cyrille, drums

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from Metamorphosis, track released June 1, 2017

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Dave Douglas New York, New York

Dave Douglas is a prolific trumpeter, composer and educator from New York City.

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