Ups and Downs premiered on WBGO’s Take Five!
Thanks to the folks at WBGO for premiering the new video for Ups and Downs from the upcoming Sound Prints album Scandal, which releases worldwide on Friday.
Here’s what Nate Chinen had to say about the music:
“Ups and Downs” … is an especially lyrical Douglas tune from the excellent new Sound Prints album, Scandal. (The album features five compositions by Douglas and four by Lovano, along with a pair of redrawn Shorter classics, “Juju” and “Fee Fi Fo Fum.”) A floating ballad set in motion by a drift of arpeggios, it brings out the tender balladeer in Lovano, and the intrepid gallant in Douglas. All the while, the rhythm section — Joey Baron on drums, Linda May Han Oh on bass and Lawrence Fields, who also crafts a fine solo, on piano — creates the undulating current that makes the track’s title feel descriptively apt.
You can pre-order the album on Bandcamp, iTunes, Amazon to get three tracks instantly.