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Read The 2013 NPR Music Jazz Critics Poll

December 18, 2013 – We asked 137 journalists to pick their favorite new albums. Here are their collective top 10 picks.

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Listen Dave Douglas On Piano Jazz

August 30, 2013 – The boundary-pushing trumpeter plays Mary Lou Williams tunes with Marian McPartland in 2000.


Dave Douglas' new album, Be Still, includes hymns he played at his mother's funeral service.

Read Dave Douglas: Jazz Hymns Honor A Dying Wish

December 16, 2012 – The trumpeter's new album of reinterpreted religious music is a tribute to his late mother.


The Sound Prints Quintet is (L-R): Lawrence Fields, Dave Douglas, Joe Lovano, Linda Oh, Joey Baron.

Listen Sound Prints Quintet: Live At The Village Vanguard WBGO

November 28, 2012 – Few jazz artists are as active as co-bandleaders Joe Lovano (saxophone) and Dave Douglas (trumpet). WBGO


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Watch Dave Douglas Quintet: Live From 92Y Tribeca WBGO

September 19, 2012 – The trumpeter's new band, with folksinger Aoife O'Donovan, explores a carefully curated hymnal. WBGO


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Watch Dave Douglas: Three Records, Five Months

October 18, 2011 – In which the trumpeter and jazz composer experiments in both medium and music.

Billy Childs performs at the Monterey Jazz Festival.

Read Billy Childs, Dave Douglas Brass Ecstasy On JazzSet

April 7, 2011 – Back to back, hear a soaring four-piece ensemble and a band powered by lips.


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Listen Dave Douglas Brass Ecstasy In Concert: Newport Jazz Festival 2010 WBGO

August 8, 2010 – The noted trumpeter and composer leads a compact-but-mighty brass ensemble with style and verve. WBGO


Listen Dave Douglas Quintet: Live At The Village Vanguard WBGO

December 9, 2009 – The trumpeter and composer's most popular band, filled with world-class talent, presents new works. WBGO


Dave Douglas Brass Ecstacy performing a Tiny Desk Concert.

Watch Dave Douglas Brass Ecstasy: Tiny Desk Concert

July 20, 2009 – Or, the day a trumpet, trombone, French horn and tuba played us a soulful Rufus Wainwright cover.


The Brad Mehldau Trio.

Read Jazz Covers Rock: The New Standards WESA

September 15, 2008 – Here are five jazz artists who break away from the "standards" for more modern fare. WESA

Listen Dave Douglas Re-Imagines Silent Film, Jazz WBGO

June 4, 2008 – The jazz trumpeter and his band are taking a second look at silent films with brand-new scores. WBGO


Listen Pancultural Music

April 28, 2003 – It may sound like classical music, but for NPR reviewer Tom Manoff, it's pancultural — an unusu...


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