Musically, I gotta say, I love March. Why? March is a month that includes two significant “jazz birthdays”—guitarist Bill Frisell and trumpeter Dave Douglas share birthdays in the month of March (the 18th and 24th, respectively). This week’s Alloy show featured extended sets of music from these two quintessential music creatives. Both have pushed the envelope and expanded not just the jazz genre, but in their own singular way they have created music that transcends traditional boundaries and genres. Aside from their own name-led configurations (Bill Frisell Quartet, Dave Douglas Quintet, to name just a couple) and their unique collaborative recordings (Bill Frisell, Ron Carter, and Paul Motian & Douglas’ Keystone, not to mention numerous others), I also featured music from the album they recorded together (their musical “nexus”), Strange Liberation. It was a very special musical celebration this week and one that could very well be an annual tradition.
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Thanks for listening!
|Composition||Album||Artist Info||Listen Now!|
|Charms of the Night Sky||Charms of the Night Sky||Dave Douglas|
|Coffaro's Theme||Bill Frisell Quartet||Bill Frisell|
|Tales from the Far Side||Bill Frisell Quartet||Bill Frisell|
|Storm Clouds and Mist||The Elephant Sleeps But Still Remembers||Bill Frisell||Not Available|
|Strange Liberation||Strange Liberation||Dave Douglas|
|Bonus Track||Interview with Dave Douglas and Bill Frisell||Dave Douglas||Not Available|
|Pipe Down||East/West||Bill Frisell|
|Struggle Part 2||History, Mystery||Bill Frisell|
|The Infinite||The Infinite||Dave Douglas|
|Eastern Parkway||Freak In||Dave Douglas|
|First Things First||High Risk||Dave Douglas|
|III. Groove and Countermove: Prairie||El Trilogy||Dave Douglas||Not Available|
|Boubacar||The Intercontinentals||Bill Frisell|
|Hymn For Ginsberg||Unspeakable||Bill Frisell|