Doug Beavers, trombonist and arranger with Eddie Palmieri and the Mingus Big Band, has released Two Shades Of Nude, the recording debut of his all-star nonet on Origin Records. Beavers contributes very sophisticated, adventurous and colorful arrangements to all nine selections, four of which are his originals. He and his group, which includes such notables as trumpeter Alex Sipiagin, pianist Henry Hey and either Dafnis Prieto or Tony Morenoon drums, explore such pieces as Herbie Hancock's “Tell Me A Bedtime Story,” Clare Fischer's “Pensativa” and a haunting through-composed rendition of Chick Corea's obscure “Gemini.” Whether it is the cinematic “Scurry,” the desolate “Brink” or a rollicking “Hand Jive,” the music is full of surprises, variety, unusual tone colors, and brilliant playing. This is modern jazz of the 21st century, and a major step forward for Doug Beavers. - Scott Yanow, author of ten books on jazz 



DOUG BEAVERS, trombone, arrangements; 
MARC MOMMAAS, tenor sax; 
JON IRABAGON, tenor sax, clarinet & flute; 
KENNY RAMPTON, lead trumpet & flugelhorn; 
ALEX SIPIAGIN, solo trumpet & flugelhorn; 
MAX SEIGEL, bass trombone; 
HENRY HEY, piano, fender rhodes; 
BORIS KOSLOV, acoustic bass, electric bass; 
TONY MORENO, drums; 
DAFNIS PRIETO, drums (2) 
JOEY DUNN, drums (5), percussion.





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“Exhilarating.....Exceptional Work Throughout”

Bill Milkowski, JazzTimes (Jan/Feb '11 p.69)

“Highly Recommended”

Ken Dryden,


“A gem - my pick for top album of the year”

Rick Erben, Jazz Junction 


“The beauty of this 2010 album release is tight playing of the players and the sound of almost a big band....He is experimenting with a sound that works!”

Tim Taylor, Audiophile Audition Review

“Beavers has found his voice”

Kyle O’Brien, Jazz Society of Oregon


“A first-class release”

Ric Bang,