Detrick sets up his scaffolding and then allows broad latitude to the rest of the quintet to fill in the spaces, which they do, collectively and alone, with intelligence and warmth.
"Rivers Music," the second album by the genre-crossing Douglas Detrick's AnyWhen Ensemble, follows its own course through the channels of jazz, free improvisation and contemporary chamber music, bringing them together into something engaging and unique. The New York-based composer and trumpeter Douglas Detrick finds inspiration in the movement of rivers for this extended meditation for trumpet, saxophone, bassoon, cello and drumset. Rivers Music has a broad and deep sensibility: quiet, delicate passages and forceful masses of sound all meant to amplify the mysterious whispers of the world around us.
1. Rivers Music 40:24
(Douglas Detrick/Douglas Detrick Music, ASCAP)
Douglas Detrick's AnyWhen Ensemble:
Douglas Detrick - Trumpet
Hashem Assadullahi - Sop/Alto Saxophone
Shirley Hunt - Cello
Steve Vacchi - Bassoon
Ryan Biesack - Drumset
Produced by Douglas Detrick
Recorded, mixed & mastered by Lance Miller
at Galahad Productions, Eugene, OR on April 11, 2010
Cover photograph by Michael Smith
Other photos by Douglas Detrick
Cover design by John Bishop
All About Jazz ( C. MICHAEL BAILEY)
The preciousness of youth. Douglas Detrick is not even 30 years old, and already has multiple ensembles and music projects going on the East and West coasts. One such music combo is the AnyWhen Ensemble, which Detrick terms a "Chamber Jazz Group." The music he pushes through this group is not as easily categorized. Part of the charm is that the m ...