A Single Sky

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A Single Sky
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Studio album by Dave Douglas
Released September 29, 2009
Genre Jazz
Length 62:30
Label Greenleaf Music
Dave Douglas chronology
Spirit Moves
(2009)
A Single Sky
(2009)

A Single Sky is the 30th album by Dave Douglas. It was released on the Greenleaf Music label in 2009 and features Douglas with Grammy-winning arranger/conductor Jim McNeely and the Frankfurt Radio Bigband. It is notable for being Dave Douglas's first big band album.[1]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Michael G. Nastos awarded the album 4 stars stating "it's another large feather in the cap for Douglas, the most widely revered progressive jazz musician to appear in the past 20 years, and for many great reasons".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Track list[edit]

  1. The Presidents (comp/arr. – Douglas) – 9:33
  2. Bury Me Standing (comp. – Douglas/arr. – McNeely) – 9:58
  3. A Single Sky (comp. – Douglas/arr. – McNeely) – 11:12
  4. Campaign Trail (comp/arr. – Douglas) – 8:56
  5. Tree and Shrub (comp. – Douglas/arr. – McNeely) – 5:02
  6. Persistence of Memory (comp. – Douglas/arr. – McNeely) – 11:10
  7. Blockbuster (comp/arr. – Douglas) – 6:43

Personnel[edit]

  • Dave Douglas – trumpet
  • Frankfurt Radio Big Band - Jim McNeely – conductor

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roussel, P., Discography of Dave Douglas, accessed July 21, 2015
  2. ^ a b Nastos, M. G. Allmusic Review accessed September 26, 2011