HIGH RISK, Out June 23 on Greenleaf Music
With Producer/Beat Maker SHIGETO,
Drummer MARK GUILIANA, And Electric Bassist JONATHAN MARON, HIGH RISK, Expands Upon Douglas’ Previous Forays Into Electronic Music,
Notably On Spark of Being, Moonshine & Freak In
(Stream “Cardinals” From HIGH RISK ft. Shigeto)
The thing we call jazz and the thing we call electronic music are both fundamentally concerned with newness. Each follows its own particular, seemingly mutually exclusive path of discovery and creation, its own process toward realizing something where before there was nothing: on one hand, through the dynamic, unpredictable, in-the-moment spiritual alchemy of improvisation; on the other hand, through a meticulous, creatively probing exploration and inventive interrogation of technology’s constantly evolving potential.
HIGH RISK is all at once a new musical ensemble – a highly collaborative quartet convened by veteran trumpeter, composer and bandleader Dave Douglas; a new record on Douglas’ own Greenleaf Music imprint – a richly evocative opus, rife with intersecting currents of sound and emotion; and a new conceptual endeavor, grappling with the tricky, even treacherous, but fertile intersection of these two similarly motivated but inherently disparate streams. Read the rest of this entry »