Scott DuBois Quartet
Scott DuBois – Guitar
Gebhard Ullmann – Tenor Saxophone + Bass Clarinet
Thomas Morgan – Bass
Kresten Osgood – Drums
Guitarist/Composer and ACT recording artist Scott DuBois’s music is described by Jazz Times as “fascinating” and “brilliant,” by All About Jazz as “wondrous, chilling, atmospheric, and powerful as can be,” and by The New York City Jazz Record as “captivating music for the meditative thinker.” He has recorded two albums with David Liebman for the Soul Note record label, Monsoon (2005) and Tempest (2007), and three albums for the Sunnyside record label, Banshees (2008), Black Hawk Dance (2010), and Landscape Scripture (2012). His Black Hawk Dance album received a 5-star review in DownBeat Magazine and his Landscape Scripture album was named one of the “Top 10 Jazz Albums of 2012″ by National Public Radio. In 2015 DuBois signed with the ACT record label and released his sixth album Winter Light which was named as one of the best “Albums of the Year” by the New York City Jazz Record, one of the “25 Favorite Discs of 2015″ by New York’s Downtown Music Gallery, and one of the best “Albums of the Year” in Germany’s Fono Forum classical and jazz magazine.
In addition to being part of the New York City jazz scene for almost two decades, DuBois has toured extensively with his quartet and other internationally-renowned musicians performing at jazz festivals and clubs throughout North America and Europe. DuBois was selected as a Semi-Finalist in the 2005 Thelonious Monk Jazz Competition. New York City’s Downtown Music Gallery wrote that Scott is “one of the best and most adventurous guitarists in New York City” and Spain’s largest jazz media source Tomajazz calls Scott “one of the best modern jazz guitarists.”
Saxophonist and bass-clarinetist Gebhard Ullmann’s recent CD was chosen by DownBeat Magazine as one of the “Best CDs of the Year” and after releasing more than 50 CDs as a leader/co-leader, he was chosen as a “Rising Star” in DownBeat Magazine in both 2015 and 2016. In addition to being a major figure in the Berlin jazz scene, Gebhard has also recorded and performed with Paul Bley, Lee Konitz, Han Bennink, Herb Robertson, Ellery Eskelin, Matt Wilson, Alexander Von Schlippenbach, and William Parker, among many others.
Bassist Thomas Morgan was a member of the late Paul Motian’s band, Steve Coleman’s 5 Elements band, and the John Abercrombie Quartet. Thomas has recently recorded with John Abercrombie, Tomasz Stanko, and quite a few others for the legendary ECM record label.
Drummer Kresten Osgood has recorded with many great artists including Sam Rivers, Paul Bley, Yusef Lateef, and Dr. Lonnie Smith. He has also toured with Brad Mehldau, Joshua Redman, Kurt Rosenwinkel, William Parker, and Joshua Redman, to just name a few.
Together the Scott DuBois Quartet performs DuBois’s unique, forward-thinking, masterfully-crafted original compositions with dynamic group improvisation and interaction, creating massive, colorful landscapes and a spiritual intensity that cuts straight to the heart.
Wie ein Maler gestaltet Scott DuBois seine Musik und lässt damit Bilder entstehen.
“From Rembrandt to Monet, artists have long sought to capture the essence of natural light. Now, guitarist and composer Scott DuBois takes up this painterly and poetic task through sonic expression…From the creeping tendrils of dawn over a snowy expanse to brilliant sun illuminating a forest glen to the muted yet dramatic light filtered through an icy, foggy afternoon, DuBois and company paint vivid scenarios…”
The journey from morning to night, from the dark and promising wintry dawn to the gelid day’s goodbye, is one fraught with possibility. At least that’s how guitarist Scott DuBois sees it. On Winter Light, Dubois tells the story of a single frigid day. It’s as wondrous, chilling, atmospheric, and powerful as can be.
ALL ABOUT JAZZ / DAN BILAWSKY