“People ask me why I’m doing a Dizzy Gillespie project. I say, “How could it have taken me this long to do a Dizzy Gillespie project?”…Dizzy was such an interesting person…None of the projects I’ve done have been full-on re-creations of what they did. It’s more about figuring out why this music is so important to me now in 2019. Finding the things that are so captivating.”
The Houston Chronicle’s Andrew Dansby interviewed jazz trumpter Dave Douglas about his concert Friday night saluting trumpet legendy Dizzy Gillespie.