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Nathan Douds Ensemble

Douds / Nathan Douds Ensemble
Release Date: 10/30/2012 
Label:  New Focus   Catalog #: 129  
Composer:  Nathan Douds
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nathan Douds Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Nathan Douds, compositions, drums, percussion
Jason Kush, Tenor/soprano saxophone and clarinet
Justin Ender, Voice, alto saxophone, and laptop
Dan Murphy, pianoDaniel Bruce, Guitar and effects
Kurt Kotheimer, Double bass and Programming

Many contemporary musicians are interested in creating music that is post-genre. There will come a time when the mere notion of a group that crosses boundaries is no longer noteworthy. But we find ourselves in a transitional moment, where the genres of the future are sculpting themselves out of various influences from the past. The Nathan Douds Ensemble is such a group, performing original compositions that aim to combine any and all divergent musical styles into a
Read more new genre-less sound. Douds does double duty as the composer for the material on the record as well as leading the band from behind the drum set. One can hear several distinct influences in Douds' compositions: contemporary and avant-garde jazz, contemporary classical and chamber music, rock/fusion, various world musics, and electro-acoustic music. But there is a fluidity and organic quality to the way these divergent sounds are combined, so the result transcends the pitfall of being a genre variety show and instead is a deeply felt, expressive musical statement. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
A B Coda by Nathan Douds
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nathan Douds Ensemble
2.
528 by Nathan Douds
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nathan Douds Ensemble
3.
Gypsy Lane by Nathan Douds
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nathan Douds Ensemble
4.
After Long Silence - Part 1 by Nathan Douds
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nathan Douds Ensemble
5.
After Long Silence - Part 2 by Nathan Douds
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nathan Douds Ensemble
6.
Zaza's by Nathan Douds
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nathan Douds Ensemble
7.
Savasana by Nathan Douds
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nathan Douds Ensemble

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