Spirit Moves [CD+DVD]

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Sheet Music for Spirit Moves is available for download here.

Douglas’ first studio album in three years and the debut recording of his project Brass Ecstasy, Spirit Moves features Douglas alongside Vincent Chancey (French horn), Luis Bonilla (trombone), Marcus Rojas (tuba) and Nasheet Waits (drums) paying homage to the brass instrument with eight new original compositions and three arrangements of classics by such disparate artists as Otis Redding, Hank Williams and Rufus Wainwright. Over the past several years, Douglas has steadily honed his work with Brass Ecstasy with appearances at the 2008 Chicago Jazz Festival, which commissioned new music from the group, Willisau Festival, Reggio Calabria Jazz Festival, and The Festival of New Trumpet Music. Informed by the evolving spirit of brass music and by his multi-faceted career as the director of The Festival of New Trumpet Music, label head of Greenleaf Music, a renowned composer, artist, and record producer, Douglas pens an ambitious collection of lyrical songs with impressions of folk, pop and soul music.

The in-studio workings of Brass Ecstasy shot to video by Jem Cohen (REM, Patti Smith) and Christoph Green (Wilco, Burn to Shine). Featured songs include: “This Love Affair,” “Bowie,” “Great Awakening,” “Mister Pitiful,” “Fats,” and “The View From Blue Mountain,” [below]. Edited by Christoph Green and Brendan Canty for Trixie DVD. This DVD is included in the Deluxe packaging offered by Greenleaf.

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Subscriber Bonus: Hope, Prayer For Baghdad

These two bonus track are from the debut album of Brass Ecstasy, Spirit Moves. Same recording session. Same lineup. Included are the MP3s, FLACs, and Sheet Music pdfs to download.

Download “Hope” [MP3]
Download “Prayer For Baghdad” [MP3]

Download “Hope” [FLAC]
Download “Prayer For Baghdad” [FLAC]

Download “Hope” [Sheet Music]
Download “Prayer For Baghdad” [Sheet Music]