Joe Lovano & Dave Douglas Kick Off Fall Sound Prints Tour In U.S. & Europe Previewing New Blue Note Album To Be Released In Early 2015
This Fall saxophonist Joe Lovano and trumpeter Dave Douglas will launch a 22-date tour across the United States and Europe with their co-led quintet Sound Prints featuring pianist Lawrence Fields, bassist Linda Oh and drummer Joey Baron. Sound Prints will be previewing their forthcoming Blue Note debut which will be released in early 2015. Listen to a track from the album, which was recorded live at the 2013 Monterey Jazz Festival.
For almost twenty years, Lovano and Douglas have been prime moving forces in the jazz scene, their paths crossing often on stage and occasionally on record. Douglas appears on Lovano's 2001 Blue Note album Flights of Fancy: Trio Fascination Edition Two and they overlapped as members of the SFJAZZ Collective for three seasons during which the band performed the repertoire of Thelonious Monk, McCoy Tyner, and their mutual touchstone: saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter.
Sound Prints takes their inspiration from the music of Shorter – the band's name is a nod to his classic "Footprints" – however the quintet’s focus is on new original compositions by Lovano and Douglas, as well as new Shorter compositions in direct collaboration with Shorter himself. The band is fueled by a desire to push the boundaries of their music as far as they can stretch, similar to the expansive role Shorter has played in jazz since his debut with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers in 1959.
10/15 – San Diego, CA – Jazz at TSRI
10/16 – Santa Cruz, CA – Kuumbwa Jazz
10/17 – Oakland, CA – Yoshi's Oakland
10/18 – Seattle, WA – Earshot Jazz Festival / Town Hall
10/19 – Vancouver, BC – Kay Meek Centre
10/21 - 26 – New York, NY – Village Vanguard
11/12 – Barcelona, Spain – Barcelona Jazz Festival
11/13 – Pontoise, France – Theatre Des Louvrais
11/14 – Offenburg, Germany – Reithalle im KulturForum
11/15 – Bielsko Bialo, Poland – Bielskie Centrum Kultury
11/16 – Munich, Germany – Jazzclub Unterfahrt
11/17 – Zurich, Switerland – Moods
11/18 – Rome, Italy – Sala Sinopoli
11/20 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Copenhagen Jazz House
11/21 – Oslo, Norway – Nasjonal Jazzscene
11/22 – Goteborg, Sweden – Nefertiti Jazzklubb
11/23 – London, United Kingdom – London Jazz Festival / Barbican Centre