Facts and Fictions

One of the most inspiring aspects of writing for Alarm Will Sound is being part of the enormous…


Tea at The St. Regis

This great piece on Henry Threadgill brought up the name Steve Backer, a guy I hadn’t thought about…


Wood Shedding Season

Was so happy to vote yesterday and to see sanity retake the House of Representatives. We didn't win…


Dave's notes from the road: Augsburg

Gartenamade Hubert posted this picture of me and Joe from Augsburg. It’s been such a pleasure…


Metamorphosis | Ophiucus

Getting to play with two of my heroes and one great new friend. I first met Fred Frith when he…


ANFTD #43: Dave Douglas on WKCR 1 of 3

May 24, 2017 Dave was invited as a guest on the WKCR Musician Show with host Matt Landes. It was a…


Please Do This

Our ever-changing landscape for recorded music makes independent creative music making more…


Metamorphosis | Lyra

Lyra features our two string players, Yasushi Nakamura on bass and Fred Frith on Guitar. Traveling…


Metamorphosis | Hercules

Right before this take Andrew Cyrille looked at me from across the studio and said, “Hercules,…


Metamorphosis | Eridanus

Wadada Leo Smith, Oliver Lake, Fred Frith, and Andrew Cyrille. I am humbled by these masters. This…


Metamorphosis | Delphinus

Wadada Leo Smith, Dave Douglas, Yasushi Nakamura, Matt Mitchell. I’ve discovered in the course of…


ANFTD #41: Joe Lovano

Joe Lovano and Dave Douglas Joe Lovano talks about his long-time home and session pad in the loft…