United Front: Brass Ecstasy at Newport

United Front: Brass Ecstasy at Newport is a live album by trumpeter Dave Douglas' Brass Ecstasy released on the Greenleaf Music label in 2011.[1]

United Front: Brass Ecstasy at Newport
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Live album by
RecordedAugust 8th, 2010 at the CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival, RI
LabelGreenleaf GRE-1018
Dave Douglas chronology
Spark of Being
United Front: Brass Ecstasy at Newport
Three Views


Professional ratings
Review scores
All About Jazz     [2]

In JazzTimes, Brian Zimmerman wrote "The songs on this album are imbued with the kind of energy that only a live performance can create. Listen closely and you’ll hear the audience shout and scream their approval. And believe me – after hearing this album, you’ll probably do the same".[3] On All About Jazz Mark Corroto said "This unique lineup matches the marching sounds of trumpet, tuba, and trombone with of Nasheet Waits' full drum kit, while Vincent Chancey's French horn balances the outside parade with the inside chamber, and does so nicely. Waits is more than a timekeeper, he's the turbo engine, with Chancey providing the polishing agent to the sound".[2]

Track listingEdit

All compositions by Dave Douglas except as indicated

  1. "Spirit Moves" - 5:03
  2. "Rava" - 10:05
  3. "Fats" - 3:36
  4. "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" (Hank Williams) - 7:31
  5. "United Front" - 6:18
  6. "Bowie" - 12:28



  1. ^ Roussel, P., Discography of Dave Douglas, accessed July 21, 2015
  2. ^ a b Corroto, M., All About Jazz Review, April 11, 2011
  3. ^ Zimmerman, B., JazzTimes Review, May 5, 2011