Dave Douglas Dizzy Atmosphere: Dizzy Gillespie at Zero Gravity

Da Camera Jazz Series

Trumpeter and composer Dave Douglas returns to Da Camera with a one-of-a-kind tribute to Dizzy Gillespie, with Gillespie’s repertoire as a starting point for improvisation and exploration. Joining Dave Douglas is a powerhouse group of improvisers and composers: David Adewumi, trumpet; Fabian Almazan, piano; Matthew Stevens, guitar; Carmen Rothwell, bass and Joey Baron, drums

“Dizzy Atmosphere and its cross-connected comrades managed to acknowledge and salute Gillespie’s pioneering efforts without ever mimicking his motions or taking on his mantle. You couldn’t ask for a truer tribute to this giant.” — JazzTimes

“Despite its range, Mr. Douglas’s music sounds of one piece, connected most clearly by his trumpet playing, which can be sweet and pure or crackling and pungent, precisely stated or smeared toward wildness.” – Wall Street Journal

“Stevens plays the guitar with tight clutch, improvising in truncated melodies and tense, frequently beautiful harmonies that always tilt toward a payoff.” — The New York Times

“a supreme clarity of touch and a spirit of post-bop expedition.” — The New York Times on Fabian Almazan

“Baron’s musical vocabulary is as vast as his fertile imagination.” — Downbeat