Charms of the Night Sky

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Charms of the Night Sky
Charms of the Night Sky.jpg
Studio album by Dave Douglas
RecordedSeptember 18–19, 1997
LabelWinter & Winter
ProducerDave Douglas, Stefan Winter, and Joe Ferla
Dave Douglas chronology
Moving Portrait
Charms of the Night Sky
Magic Triangle

Charms of the Night Sky is the tenth album by trumpeter Dave Douglas.[1] It was released on the German Winter & Winter label in 1998 and features performances by Douglas, Greg Cohen, Mark Feldman and Guy Klucevsek.


The Allmusic review by Steve Loewy awarded the album 4½ stars stating "Trumpeter Dave Douglas has participated in so many styles of music that listing them all would be mesmerizing. Some of his best work has been performed in free style and hard bop jazz groups. Here, he charts a different path, albeit one that he has pursued successfully before, in a mellow, lovely vein".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Dave Douglas except as indicated

  1. "Charms Of The Night Sky" - 7:32
  2. "Bal Masque" - 3:48
  3. "Sea Change" - 5:18
  4. "Facing West" - 4:23
  5. "Dance In Thy Soul (for Charlie Haden)" - 8:07
  6. "Little One" (Hancock) - 4:11
  7. "Wild Coffee" (Klucevsek) - 1:14
  8. "The Girl With The Rose Hips" (Klucevsek) - 2:51
  9. "Decafinata" (Klucevsek) - 2:27
  10. "Poveri Fiori" (Cilea) - 2:41
  11. "Odyssey" - 6:28
  12. "Twisted" - 3:37
  13. "Codetta" - 2:53
  • Recorded at Avatar Studios, New York City on September 18 and 19, 1997



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