Betting the farm on nothing but brass isn’t something most bandleaders would do, even if they were superb trumpeters. But Douglas likes to keep a phalanx of ensembles in play, and on the new Spirit Moves, his tuba, french horn, and trombone front line explains why they call themselves Brass Ecstasy. Whether they’re bobbing and weaving or spooning snugly together, their blend of attack and texture dominates. And Nasheet Waits’s drums lifts everything that much higher.
June 18-21, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m., 2009