Dezron Douglas Quintet
Friday, October 6, 2023
8:00 PM
Category
  • Performance
Venue

Solar Myth
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA
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This is a seated show.

Program Info

$30 General Admission
21 & Over

Featuring

Dezron Douglas Quintet

  • Dezron Douglas – bass
  • Emilio Modeste – tenor saxophone
  • Adam Siegel – alto saxophone
  • George Burton – piano
  • Joe Dyson – drums

Ars Nova Workshop presents bassist and composer Dezron Douglas and his quintet, at Solar Myth on Friday, October 6.

Followers of contemporary jazz might recognize Dezron for his bass work behind Pharoah Sanders, Louis Hayes, or Ravi Coltrane. Others might know him as the newest full-time member of the Trey Anastasio Band. Steady International Anthem listeners might remember him from the New York side of Makaya McCraven’s Universal Beings. More recently he released Force Majeure, his sublime duo record with harpist Brandee Younger, which compiled the best of livestream performances from their Harlem apartment during the original covid lockdown. That album, which came out in December of 2020, reflected the speed and feeling of the moment while somehow simultaneously distracting from the harsh reality of it. It also captured a very vulnerable, intimate, and real impression of Dezron on double bass, sharing his power and truth without abandon.

With Emilio Modeste on saxes, George Burton on keys, and Joe Dyson Jr. on drums, Dezron’s crew summons the dynamism of Coltrane’s classic Quartet, or Dave Holland’s Quintet on Prime Directive, or Charles Mingus on Nostalgia In Times Square… swinging virtuosically and firing on all four cylinders. But there’s nothing remotely revisionist here – Dezron and his quartet embody poetry, presence, artistic and emotional clarity in every note they play. Free and dissonant, sweet and consonant, sweeping and pure; this is the band you hope is playing every time you walk into a club.