GIFTS press roundup

It’s been just two weeks since Dave Douglas released GIFTS, his brand new recording featuring Ian Chang, Rafiq Bhatia & James Brandon Lewis. A debut of sorts for this ensemble,  GIFTS has quickly generated some fantastic reviews and reactions to the album so far, including playlist features on Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, Qobuz and NPR. The music will be performed live with several different sized ensembles, including as a Trio with Kate Gentile and Ava Mendoza.

“Both the chemistry and the imagination of its creators make GIFTS yet another standout in Douglas’ catalog…”– Michael Toland, The Big Takeover

“Dave Douglas GIFTS emerges not merely as a collection of tracks, but as an opulent gala in honor of the eternal essence of music…” – Glen Astarita, All About Jazz

“GIFTS is consistently great and already a candidate for album of the year.” – Rolf Thomas, Jazz Thing

“Together they create a strangely beautiful symmetry, a celebration of the blessings of life and music .”
– Filipe Freitas, Jazz Trail