The Creative Imperative

This past Friday, Canadian-based did a sit-down with DD.

Dave Douglas :: The Creative Imperative

To make their mark, jazz musicians need a thorough grounding in the tradition and a distinct, original sound. While his grounding has been called into question by some critics, no one argues with the fact that trumpeter Dave Douglas is presently performing some of the most original music. From his “young days” with Horace Silver in the 1980s, to his seminal work in John Zorn’s Masada, to his own prolific output as a composer and bandleader, Douglas is consistently one of the most interesting improvisers. In late February, he will visit with the San Francisco Jazz Collective (SFJC), one of many personal projects that he spoke about in a recent phone conversation.

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