Dave Douglas 

Keystone

Trumpeter and composer Douglas has found another way to spice up the traditional jazz combo: a live DJ and a compelling visual backdrop. Keystone is a tribute to Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, the silent movie comedian whose career was wrecked after an accusation that he murdered a young woman in San Francisco in 1921. "Just Another Murder" is a dark, funky number highlighted by Jamie Shaft's sinister keyboard work and Douglas' jubilant trumpet lines; "Fatty's Day Off" is another ominous tune, driven by the rolling bass of Brad Jones, drummer Gene Lake's expressive breakbeats, and DJ Olive's atmospherics. "Tragicomique," meanwhile, has a more celebratory tone, with Douglas' trumpet, Marcus Strickland's sax, Shaft's keyboard lines, and Olive's scratches bobbing and bouncing like moths dancing around a Hollywood spotlight. The DVD includes Fatty and Mabel Adrift, an Arbuckle short with a soundtrack by Douglas, and a video for "Just Another Murder" assembled from clips of Fatty's Tin Type Tangle.

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