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Notes on this track from Dave Douglas:

"Getting to play with two of my heroes and one great new friend. I first met Fred Frith when he produced the Dr. Nerve record by Nick Didkovsky around 1986. He’s always been of my favorite guitar colorists. I was so grateful to have him on Metamorphosis. Ditto Oliver Lake, who I met somewhat later and have had a few chances to share music with. I so enjoyed conversing with him on this track, which describes the constellation Ophiucus, the serpent bearer, which is also sometimes counted as the thirteenth sign of the Zodiac. Kris Davis is a new colleague for me, and she shines so strongly on this track. A deep listener and another great colorist, she brought so much to this session. There’s a pensive quality to this piece that sets in soon after it comes crashing out of the gate. I cherish each interaction with these three great improvisers."

Personnel:
Dave Douglas, trumpet
Oliver Lake, saxophone
Fred Frith, guitar
Kris Davis, piano

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from Metamorphosis, track released August 1, 2017

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

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