Brazen Heart Live at Jazz Standard – Set Lists Revealed

Posted by: russell on November 21, 2015 @ 2:29 pm
Filed under: Dave Douglas, Events

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The first two nights of recording at Jazz Standard have been unbelievable. Great sold out crowds (even on a rainy Thursday night!) and powerful playing by the Quintet. Get your tickets now, as the last 2 nights of the run are likely to sell out.

You can pre-order the recordings below. Pick a single night, or the entire run! The music will be available to download on Tuesday, November 24th for all preorders and our Level 3 subscribers.

A sneak preview of the set lists for Thursday and Friday night  below.

Thursday – 7:30 (Pre-Order Thursday Night)
Hawaiian Punch
Miracle Gro
Barbara Allen
Lone Wolf
Going Somewhere With You
There Is A Balm In Gilead
Law Of Historical Memory

Thursday – 9:30 (Pre-Order Thursday Night)
Ocean Spray
Time Travel
Pyrrhic Apology
Inure Phase
My Cares Are Down Below / The Pigeon and the Pie
Deep River


Friday – 7:30 (Pre-Order Friday Night)
Hawaiian Punch
Little Feet
Wake Up Claire
Be Still My Soul
Brazen Heart
Whither Must I Wander?
Beware Of Doug

Friday – 9:30 (Pre-Order Friday Night)
Bridge To Nowhere
Variable Current
This Is My Father’s World
One Morning
Middle March
God Be With You Til We Meet Again

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Live Recording at Jazz Standard

Posted by: russell on November 12, 2015 @ 9:39 am
Filed under: Dave Douglas, Dave Douglas (Artist Thoughts), Events

Dear Friends,Digital Cover Square

Hope all is well. This is about a special new project we are introducing. I love my current Quintet 2015, with Jon Irabagon, Matt Mitchell, Linda Oh, Rudy Royston. Many of you have heard us recently.

I have decided to record the entire run at Jazz Standard (more info and tickets here) from November 19 to 22 and make ALL 8 SETS available to listeners on Tuesday, November 24. You can get really cool advance pricing by ordering now.

All downloads will be high quality, and DRM free, to own and enjoy at your leisure. They will come with cover art and information.

I believe this band is in the midst of an important and revolutionary run — playing four albums worth of material from memory — and artistically I need to document it. And I urge you join us and drop into the club for a listen.

Thanks for your support.


Here are the details:

Tickets for the show below:

11/19 – Jazz Standard, New York, NY – Buy Tickets [LIVE Recording]
11/20 – Jazz Standard, New York, NY – Buy Tickets [LIVE Recording]
11/21 – Jazz Standard, New York, NY – Buy Tickets [LIVE Recording]
11/22 – Jazz Standard, New York, NY – Buy Tickets [LIVE Recording]

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Dave Douglas Quintet in the Hartford Courant

Posted by: russell on November 10, 2015 @ 10:22 am
Filed under: Dave Douglas, Dave Douglas (News)


Thanks to the Hartford Courant for the coverage! The Dave Douglas Quintet will be at the Side Door in Old Lyme on Friday, Nov. 13. Get your tickets here!

Trumpeter Dave Douglas, when he’s on stage with his longtime quintet, sometimes finds himself taking part in a swirl of frenetic energy, a peak moment in a longer improvisation, when the band transcends itself and its surroundings.

Writing music for “Brazen Heart,” his latest quintet recording, Douglas wondered: How can I capture that spark in a three-minute composition? Can lightning, in fact, be bottled?

“So often, when the band gets to that kind of energy, it’s in the middle of a 15-minute piece,” Douglas says. “As a composer, I was like, OK, how can I get us to that place, and get in and say it and get out?”

Several songs on “Brazen Heart” — “Wake Up Claire,” “Inure Phase,” “Ocean Spray,” “Lone Wolf” — embody that strategy. Douglas’ quintet performs some of that music, and more, at the Side Door in Old Lyme on Friday, Nov. 13. (read more at The Hartford Courant)



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Matt Ulery and Triptych Tour the Midwest

Posted by: russell on November 2, 2015 @ 8:50 am
Filed under: Events, Matt Ulery

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Greenleaf artist Matt Ulery collaborates with longtime bandmates Zach Brock (violin) and Jon Deitmyer (drums) to create the trio Triptych. They’ll debut a fresh set of music for their fall midwestern tour. Check out the trio on Matt Ulery’s Greenleaf release In the Ivory below.

November 4 – Ancien Cycles – Chicago, IL

November 5 – Urban Artifact – Cincinnati, OH

November 6 – Nachbar – Louisville, KY

November 7 – The Green Room – Lexington, KY

November 11 – Merrimans’ Playhouse – South Bend, IN

November 12 – Cliff Bell’s – Detroit, MI

November 13 – BLU Jazz+ – Akron, OH

November 14 – Canterbury House Concert Series – Ann Arbor, MI

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Brazen Heart US Northeast Tour

Posted by: russell on October 30, 2015 @ 10:52 am
Filed under: Dave Douglas, Events, Linda Oh


The Dave Douglas Quintet returns to the US with a run of dates throughout the Northeast culminating with a four night run at the Jazz Standard in NYC! Here’s the complete schedule. See you out there.

Saturday, November 7 – Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY – Buy Tickets
Thursday, November 12 – Narrows Center, Fall River, MA – Buy Tickets
Friday, November 13 – The Side Door, Old Lyme, CT – Buy Tickets
Saturday, November 14 – Chris’ Jazz Café, Philadelphia, PA – Buy Tickets
Tuesday, November 17 – The Broadberry, Richmond, VA – Buy Tickets
Wednesday, November 18 – An Die Musik, Baltimore, MD – Buy Tickets
Thursday, November 19 – Jazz Standard, New York, NY – Buy Tickets
Friday, November 20 – Jazz Standard, New York, NY – Buy Tickets
Saturday, November 21 – Jazz Standard, New York, NY – Buy Tickets
Sunday, November 22 – Jazz Standard, New York, NY – Buy Tickets

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A Noise From The Deep Podcast Episode 34: Becca Stevens

Posted by: russell on October 29, 2015 @ 12:00 am
Filed under: Dave Douglas, Podcast

Becca_Stevens_Portait_-_by_Tom_Kershaw_-_reduced_res-1363110361With music from “Perfect Animal” (Universal Music Classics) featuring The Becca Stevens Band with Liam Robinson, Chris Tordini, and Jordan Perlson.

I Asked
Be Still
all composed by Becca Stevens

Ambrose Akinmusire “The Imagined Savior Is Far Easier To Paint” (Blue Note)
Our Basement (Ed) composed by Becca Stevens

Jose James “While You Were Sleeping” (Blue Note)
Dragon composed by Becca Stevens

Becca Stevens is embarking on a series of European dates in October 2015.
All details can be found at Becca’s web site.


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Brazen Heart Touring Continues!

Posted by: russell on October 27, 2015 @ 2:44 pm
Filed under: Dave Douglas, Events, Linda Oh



Dave Douglas’ quintet just finished a two week tour of Europe, with shows in Sweden, Italy, Germany, Austria, Poland, Turkey and Belgium! Thank you to everyone who helped make the tour a success and to all the music fans for supporting the music!

The group is heading to Australia for the Wangaratta Jazz and Blues Festival, taking place October 30 – November 2. As this year’s Artist in Residence, Dave and will be performing two shows with his quintet and in a duo setting with acclaimed Australian pianist Paul Grabowsky. He’ll also appear with the improvising chamber orchestra Monash Art Ensemble, performing his piece Fabliaux, which draws inspiration from composers of the early 14th century.

Greenleaf artist, quintet bassist, and Australian expatriate Linda Oh will perform with her own group and in duo with noted Australian vocalist Gian Slater. And quintet pianist Matt Mitchell will also playing a solo concert.

Australia’s ABC Jazz Radio will be on hand to record a number of the events, including a live broadcast of the quintet concert on October 31.

Check out all the details here:

Friday, October 30 – Dave Douglas & Monash Art Ensemble – Buy Tickets
Saturday, October 31 – Linda Oh Quartet – Buy Tickets
Saturday, October 31 – Matt Mitchell Solo – Buy Tickets 
Saturday, October 31 – Dave Douglas Quintet – Buy Tickets
Saturday, October 31 – Dave Douglas & Paul Grabowsky Duo – Buy Tickets
Sunday, November 1 – Dave Douglas Quintet – Buy Tickets
Sunday, November 1 – Linda Oh & Gian Slater Duo – Buy Tickets

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The Serial Sessions: Scandal

Posted by: russell on October 21, 2015 @ 8:30 am
Filed under: Dave Douglas, Linda Oh, Rudy Royston, Ryan Keberle, Subscriber Downloads

Hello all,

We are releasing a brand new track for our subscribers.

This is part of the Serial Sessions, which we have been releasing once a month since January. We recorded the music in January with Rudy Royston, Linda Oh, Frank Woeste, Ryan Keberle, Chet Doxas and myself. It’s a cool way of releasing special content I can only do because of Greenleaf Music. Scandal is the name of the new track. I wrote it in 2014.

Subscribe now to hear the whole collection. There are two more tracks coming this year, and you can see the Subscriber Downloads archive in its entirety here. Ten years of special releases you can access now to check it out.

RIGHT NOW: Make any purchase at the Greenleaf Music Online Store and get a FREE One Month Subscription so you can check out the music of the Serial Sessions and the whole archive. Buy any item, including sheet music, LPs, CDs, downloads. Come and get it. Catalog is deep.

Special offer starts today and lasts for one week. Thanks! See you out there.

Linda weighs in on the tune:

“We had played Dave’s tune Scandal many times with the Soundprints band on various tours and at the Village Vanguard. It’s a tune I know pretty well and it’s always interesting to hear tunes played in different contexts, especially with some of the people I hadn’t played with before or had played with very little. I think everyone brought something special to the table.”

One month subscription gives you access to ten years of special subscriber-only content. Includes extra material from all Greenleaf artists and 2015’s Serial Session releases. All trial subscriptions will start on October 27th

If you are a subscriber, download your mp3 or hi-res wav below. If you are not a Subscriber, or you don’t know about the Subscriber Series, click here to learn more.

This content is for members only.
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Donny McCaslin at the Green Mill 10/23 & 10/24

Posted by: russell on October 19, 2015 @ 4:11 pm
Filed under: Donny McCaslin, Events

Donny McCaslin Green Mill

Donny McCaslin will be playing music from his 2015 release Fast Future at the Green Mill this weekend. Don’t miss this chance to see this group live! Listen to samples and see details below

Donny McCaslin Group
Green Mill, Chicago
Donny McCaslin, tenor saxophone · Jason Lindner, keyboards
Matt Clohesy, bass · Zach Danziger, drums
October 23rd
9:00pm – 1:00am
October 24th
8:00pm – midnight
   Green Mill Jazz Club
4802 N. Broadway Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640
773 878. 5552

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Brazen Heart in the Press

Posted by: russell on October 12, 2015 @ 9:14 am
Filed under: Dave Douglas, Press

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“Brazen Heart” clears a high bar for chemistry.
-Nate Chinen, The New York Times

A few years ago the trumpeter-composer Dave Douglas released “Be Still,” a beautifully poignant album made in response to the loss of his mother. The album also formally unveiled his new band, a young quintet with the creative resources to hit the ground running. “Brazen Heart,” Mr. Douglas’s assured new release, showcases the same group at a more advanced stage in its evolution, as he again tries to transcend grief with art. (read more at NYTimes)



The third album by Dave Douglas’s road-tested new-generation quintet is a fine balance of freedom and control.
-Mike Hobart, The Financial Times



Douglas seeks to give his bandmates maximum freedom within his compositions, so ideas appear and bloom unexpectedly.
-James Hale, Soundstage Network

Looking back over his incredibly prolific 22-year recording career, which has generated close to 40 albums under his leadership, you may find it difficult to remember that trumpeter Dave Douglas was something of a late bloomer. Born in 1963, he was a week away from turning 30 when he went into Sear Sound in midtown Manhattan to record Parallel Worlds, his debut on the Soul Note label. That noted, the New Jersey native was anything but a musical neophyte when he made that recording; he had been honing his sound since he was nine, including almost a decade on New York City’s downtown music scene. (read more at Soundstage Experience)


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