Douglas, Dave Quintet / Be Still
Album: Be Still   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Douglas, Dave Quintet   Added:Nov 2012
Label:Greenleaf Music  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2013-02-26 Pull Date: 2013-04-28 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Apr 21 Apr 7 Mar 31 Mar 17 Mar 10 Mar 3
Airplays: 1 1 1 2 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 16, 2019: Music Casserole
Middle March
4. May 22, 2015: Rebop
Whither Must I Wander?
2. Jan 15, 2019: Clean Copper Radio & Hot Topics
Be Still My Soul
5. Apr 19, 2013: No Cover, No Minimum: Track 6
Going Somewhere With You
3. Apr 29, 2016: Rebop
Whither Must I Wander?
6. Apr 04, 2013: No Cover, No Minimum
Middle March

Album Review
Be Sharp
Reviewed 2013-02-21
HYMNS SET TO JAZZ. An unusual & remarkable record from trumpeter, composer, bandleader Dave Douglas. Douglas played these Protestant hymns at his mother Emily’s memorial service then recorded them for this album. A single soprano voice sings these lovely songs, backed by Douglas’s band comprising trumpet, tenor sax, & rhythm.
No FCC issues.

1 ** Mid-slow. Vocal is a bit pop, but soulful & pretty. A long instrumental bridge is elegant & restrained. There’s a particularly good solo on tenor sax. (5:01)
2 * Mid-fast. Country-gospel sound; tenor sax plays the fiddle part. Kinda fun. (2:37)
3 * Slow. A benediction. Lullaby-pretty singing. Trumpet is graceful, moving. (5:00)
4 Traditional folk ballad slowed to funeral march tempo. (4:22)
5 ** Mid-tempo w swing. Best straight-ahead jazz number. Xmas carol-like melody. (3:44)
6 * Mid-tempo instrumental. Starts melancholy, but picks up and becomes bright & uplifting. Trumpet leads most of the way. (5:24)
7 * Mid-slow instrumental. More modern sounding than most. Dedicated in the notes to Paul Motian. As you’d expect, drums are prominent. (5:47)
8 Too slow. Some nice passages, but the whole is disjoint. Not the best vocal. (5:02)
9 ** Slow, elegant. Gorgeous trumpet accompanied only by piano. Part way in, they’re joined by soft drums and the merest hint of upright bass. Exquisite. (6:00)

Track Listing
1. Be Still My Soul   5. This Is My Father's World
2. High On A Mountain   6. Going Somewhere With You
3. God Be With You   7. Middle March
4. Barbara Allen   8. Living Streams
  9. Whither Must I Wander?