Sound Prints

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Sound Prints
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Live album by
RecordedSeptember 21, 2013
Venue Monterey Jazz Festival
Genre Jazz
Label Blue Note
Producer Dave Douglas and Joe Lovano
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Cross Culture
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Sound Prints (subtitled Live at Monterey Jazz Festival) is a live album by trumpeter Dave Douglas and saxophonist Joe Lovano recorded at the 2013 Monterey Jazz Festival. It was released on the Blue Note label in 2015 and features a live performance by Douglas and Lovano with pianist Lawrence Fields, bassist Linda Oh and drummer Joey Baron playing original material and two new compositions by Wayne Shorter. [1]



Professional ratings
Review scores
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Tom Hull A– [3]

Allmusic awarded the album 4 stars, stating: "Ultimately, Sound Prints walk the line between muscular, tangible post-bop and free-flowing, avant-garde playing; a tantalizing dance that never fails to leave an impression". [2] In JazzTimes, Michael J. West wrote "the real meat of the recording, and of the band, is their interplay: harmony, counterpoint, call-and-response. It’s not what one might expect from a project inspired by Wayne Shorter. But Sound Prints is less about Shorter’s individual style than his audacity and innovation, and on those fronts Live triumphs". [4]

Track listing

  1. "Sound Prints" (Joe Lovano) - 4:38
  2. "Sprints" (Dave Douglas) - 13:58
  3. "Destination Unknown" (Wayne Shorter) - 8:32
  4. "To Sail Beyond the Sunset" (Shorter) - 10:25
  5. "Weatherman" (Lovano) - 1:34
  6. "Power Ranger" (Douglas) - 12:45


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  1. Spotlight: Joe Lovano and Dave Douglas Join Forces with Sound Prints, Blue Note Website, accessed July 21, 2015
  2. 1 2 Collar, Matt. Sound Prints: Live at Monterey Jazz Festival – Review at AllMusic . Retrieved July 24, 2015.
  3. "Tom Hull: Grade List: Joe Lovano". Tom Hull . Retrieved 10 July 2020.
  4. West, M. J., JazzTimes Review, April 21, 2015