"Present Joys" #5 in Francis Davis' Year-End List

Francis Davis, writer for NPR's A Blog Supreme, coordinated the voting for the NPR Music Jazz Critics Poll. (See that list here.) Here's what he wrote about "Present Joys" in his own list:

5. Dave Douglas & Uri Caine, Present Joys (Greenleaf). The trumpeter and the pianist are so tuned into each other from having played in each other's bands for so long that hearing them duet is always an exciting prospect. What makes this encounter all the more special is the unexpected harmonic sophistication with which they approach humble melodies from the Sacred Harp (i.e. shape note) songbook, together with a few Douglas originals in the same vein.

See the entire post here.