Convergence (Dave Douglas album)

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Studio album by Dave Douglas
Released 1998
Recorded January 22–23, 1998
Genre Jazz
Length 71:47
Label Soul Note
Producer Dave Douglas
Dave Douglas chronology
Magic Triangle
(1998)Magic Triangle1998
Songs for Wandering Souls
(1999)Songs for Wandering Souls1999

Convergence is the 12th album by trumpeter Dave Douglas. It was released on the Italian Soul Note label in 1998 and features performances by Douglas, Mark Feldman, Erik Friedlander, Drew Gress and Michael Sarin.[1]


The Penguin Guide to Jazz selected this album as part of its suggested Core Collection.[2]

The Allmusic review by Alex Henderson awarded the album 4½ stars stating "You can hear a variety of influences in Douglas' playing -- everyone from Lester Bowie and Don Cherry to Miles Davis and Booker Little -- but Convergence leaves no doubt that he is very much an original himself".[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Penguin Guide to Jazz 4/4 stars[2]
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Chit Kyoo Thwe Tog Nyin Hmar Lar" (Traditional Burmese) - 1:13
  2. "Joe's Auto Glass" - 6:31
  3. "Tzotzil Maya" - 7:47
  4. "Meeting At Infinity" - 15:53
  5. "Desseins Eternels" (Messiaen) - 4:08
  6. "Bilbao Song" (Weill) - 8:36
  7. "Border Stories: The Story" - 0:30
  8. "Border Stories: The Elaboration" - 0:55
  9. "Border Stories: The Exaggeration" - 0:41
  10. "Border Stories: Apocrypha" - 0:43
  11. "Collateral Damages" - 6:59
  12. "Goodbye Tony" - 13:37
  13. "Nothing Like You" (Dorough, Landesman) - 4:14
All compositions by Dave Douglas except as indicated
    • Recorded at Sound on Sound, New York City on January 22 and 23, 1998



  1. ^ Roussel, P., Discography of Dave Douglas, accessed July 21, 2015
  2. ^ a b Cook, Richard; Brian Morton (2008) [1992]. "Dave Douglas". The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings. The Penguin Guide to Jazz (9th ed.). New York: Penguin. p. 399. ISBN 978-0-14-103401-0. 
  3. ^ a b Henderson, A. Allmusic Review accessed September 26, 2011