Today marks the release of the highly anticipated GIFTS album, the first new album from Dave Douglas in almost two years.

On GIFTS, his newest Greenleaf project, Douglas harnesses that feeling of simple wonder with a new book of pieces and four intriguing takes on Billy Strayhorn songs, premiering a new quartet with poll-sweeping tenor saxophonist James Brandon Lewis and two members of the Oscar-nominated post-rock trio Son Lux: guitarist Rafiq Bhatia and drummer Ian Chang. The sound is harmonically spacious, with no bass, but a full, sonically adventurous guitar palette from Bhatia that frames the group’s trumpet-tenor melodic concept in fresh and unexpected ways.

Expect a lot of touring behind the Gifts ensemble which will take on many different shapes and sizes, including a Quintet with Tomeka Reid, and a Gifts Trio featuring Kate Gentile and Ava Mendoza.

The GIFTS CD is shipping now via Greenleaf Bandcamp and digital and streaming are available as well.

Few musicians are as prolific as Dave Douglas….a great American trumpeter.” – The New York City Jazz Record

Both the chemistry and the imagination of its creators make Gifts yet another standout in Douglas’ catalog.” – The Big Takeover

Gifts is consistently great and already a candidate for the album of the year.” – Jazz thing