Dave Douglas 


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.


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Anonymous and pseudonymous comments will be removed.

Latest in CD Reviews

Author Archives

Most Popular Stories

Special Reports

Holiday Guide 2016

A guide to this holiday season's gifts, outings, eats, and more.

Taste, Fall 2016

Everything you need to know about dining in and out in the East Bay.

Best of the East Bay

© 2017 East Bay Express    All Rights Reserved
Powered by Foundation