Spark Of Being: Expand, Release Day

Dave Douglas: Spark Of Being: Expand

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Alarm Press record of the week review »

Expand fits Douglas’ catalog, but it goes a little further than usual, and there’s even a moment or two that sounds like a twisted video-game or circus (like the end of “Observer”). And with no shortage of hard beats and head-nodding potential, Expand should especially appeal to fans of jazz fusion and acid jazz.

Washington City Paper record review »

There’s a sense of slowly dawning wonder in the music, as if a reanimated corpse or a reinspired everyman were rediscovering the world, moving through the electronic chirping and trumpet fragments as if wading through water.