Don't miss a rare area appearance by
TRUMPETER DAVE DOUGLAS &
PIANIST URI CAINE
WHEN: Saturday, July 26, at 8 & 9:30 PM
ADMISSION: $25 in advance/$28 at door; Seniors: $20 in advance/$23 at door; $10 full-time students with ID
These longtime collaborators will take the stage to celebrate their first duo recording, Present Joys: Songs, Hymns & Improvisations Inspired by The Sacred Harp & The Shape Note Tradition.
The tradition of shape-note singing has been passed down for centuries in tune books like The Sacred Harp and Ye Olde New England Psalm-Tunes, allowing groups of untrained and unrehearsed singers to participate in gorgeous four-part harmonies. A uniquely American art form that’s deceptively simple, emotionally moving, and profoundly communal.
Present Joys, due to be released on July 22, brings Douglas and Caine together for an intimate but exploratory outing inspired by the Sacred Harp tradition. The pair take on five pieces from 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.