dave douglas & joey baron duo
– april music concerts pass –
to celebrate its 10th anniversary, gnration offers a reduced number of passes that will grant access to the four April shows for only 25 euros.
shows lucrecia dalt, diogo tudela + supernova ensemble, dave douglas & joey baron duo, and tim hecker.
Before we dwell on this meeting on stage – an almost dreamlike moment – between trumpeter Dave Douglas and drummer Joey Baron, we can stop for a few seconds to mention that this concert presents half of the line-up of the historic Masada quartet, a project led by saxophonist and composer John Zorn, that later branched out into other (and also legendary) ensembles. Having said that, we are certain nothing from here on out will be the same and a piece of modern jazz history will pass this way.
Twice nominated for a Grammy, the North American Dave Douglas has more than 60 original records and five hundred published pieces. A key figure in the musical territory of New York, where he went to study in the 80s, he has become one of the most respected names in the history of improvised music and was awarded a Doris Duke Award and a grant by the respected Guggenheim Foundation. In sextet, quintet, quartet, trio or duo, electric or acoustic, composing or playing, the 59-year-old trumpeter is relentless; with bassist Bill Laswell, the guitar of Jeff Parker, the saxophone of Joe Lovano or the drums of Joey Baron, Douglas is Douglas. And it will be with this last instrumentalist, Douglas’ companion in countless adventures and fellow countryman in the universe of improvisation from New York, that we will see him in Braga. Baron is self-taught like few others. He was in Bill Frisell’s band for a decade and a member of Naked City (with Zorn, Frisell, Fred Frith and Wayne Horvitz). He recorded and played alongside names such as Dizzy Gillespie, Carmen Mcrae, Tony Bennett, Chet Baker, Laurie Anderson, Stan Getz, David Bowie, Philip Glass, and Al Jarreau. An impressive resumé that profiles him as one of the most discreet avant-garde jazz drummers. “Metronomes shake in fear, he’s so steady”, Bowie used to say about Baron, to whom is often attributed the most beautiful drum sound jazz has ever known. With the history of excellence between the two, any dialogue emerging between the two musicians will contribute to history written in the book under the construction of improvised music.
dave douglas trumpet
joey baron drums