Irrational Exuberance


Music for violin and piano

Written in 2003 and commissioned by the McKim Fund at the Library of Congress. The piece was composed for Mark Feldman and Sylvie Courvoisie on the occasion of their marriage, and premiered by them at Coolidge Hall in Washington, D.C.

Private Music for Brass Quintet


Private Music, two movements for brass quintet, was written for Brian McWhorter and the Extension Ensemble in the summer of 2001. It was first recorded on their album, New York Presence. At the time there were plans to add a drummer for this piece, but in the end the group performed the piece as written. The score is available in transposed and non-transposed versions.

Tiny Bell Trio: Live In Europe


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Dave Douglas' Tiny Bell Trio is one of his most intriguing groups, a band consisting of the leader's trumpet, guitarist Brad Shepik, and drummer Jim Black. Due to Shepik's versatility, Douglas' inventive originals (only a Hungarian folk song and a classical melody from Robert Schumann are not by the trumpeter) and the interplay between the musicians, this project is a strong success. The music often looks towards Eastern Europe folk melodies but maintains its ties with American jazz and is full of constant surprises. One of four Arabesque masters whose ownership recently reverted back to Douglas.