REVIEW: Whole Note on Secular Psalms

The Whole Note has reviewed the new Dave Douglas record Secular Psalms!

Stuart Broomer says in his review:

It’s an ambitious, insistently egalitarian work, with Douglas creating some expressive textures that mix chamber music sonorities with other instrumental voices. The merger includes the Agnus Dei with Douglas’ central, dark-toned trumpet variously counterposed to ruggedly rhythmic cello, percussively dissonant piano and jarring, fuzz-toned electric guitar. The collective improvisation of Instrumental Angels is accomplished, and there are moments of real synergy created under difficult conditions.

You can read the full piece here.

Secular Psalms is available on CD and digital via Bandcamp and other outlets here.