Debut of Parables (2019), a commissioned, site-specific composition by Dave Douglas, with text from the poem ‘Possibilities’ by Wislawa Szymborska, workshopped and performed with students from The New School’s College of Performing Arts (CoPA):
Dave Douglas – trumpet
Sushmita Suresh – voice
Yukiko Kuhara – violin
Luisa Bressan – flute
Ariel Bart – harmonica
Benjamin Huff – bass clarinet
Alain Metrailler – tenor saxophone
Nitsan Kolko – piano
Arturo Valdez – acoustic bass
Orian Rosenzweig – drum set

Recorded and mixed by Joshua Liebman

Watch the full video of the October 2, 2019 book launch here.

Dave Douglas is a prolific trumpeter, composer, educator and entrepreneur from New York City known for the stylistic breadth of his work and for keeping a diverse set of ensembles and projects active simultaneously. Douglas’ career spans more than 50 unique original recordings as a leader and more than 500 published works.

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