Dave Douglas And Uri Caine Present Joys on LP
2014's Present Joys brought Dave Douglas and Uri Caine together for an intimate but exploratory outing inspired by the Sacred Harp tradition. The pair take on four pieces from the shape-note tunebooks as well as several new Douglas compositions undertaken in the same vein. These ten pieces engage Douglas' trumpet and Caine's piano in a captivating conversation full of memorable melodies and intricate digressions. "The Sacred Harp tunes are very heartfelt pieces, and I had no intention to play them with any irony," says Douglas. "I think the music is really beautiful and hopefully the way that we play them allows the tunes to ring through in a way that jazz listeners and "Sacred Harp" fans will appreciate and value."