The New York Times previews the weekend’s Dave Douglas ENGAGE shows

Thanks to Giovanni Russonello for previewing this weekend’s ENGAGE shows in Brooklyn:

“Douglas, 56, is good at pulling musicians together in contexts that support their musical voices but sound different from what they typically do. That’s the case with Engage, a new ensemble that features five younger improvisers, each aligned with a different corner of the avant-garde. As Engage, they play low-boil, medium-tempo music soaked in lovely harmonies; it’s not about centrifugal motion or free improvising so much as it’s about depth and connection and body.”

Read the full New York Times piece here.

ENGAGE plays happylucky no.1 in Brooklyn on April 19 and 20 featuring Dave Douglas (trumpet & compositions), Anna Webber (alto and bass flutes, tenor sax), Tomeka Reid (cello), Nick Dunston (bass),  Kate Gentile (drums), and special guest Miles Okazaki on guitar.

More details on these shows here.