Present Joys Released!

Posted by: Russell on July 22, 2014 @ 1:03 pm
Filed under: Dave Douglas, Dave Douglas & Uri Caine, Dave Douglas (News), Dave Douglas (Updates)

Photo by Alberto Gallo

“I felt smarter after listening to Present Joys. Along with pianist Uri Caine, [Douglas] opens a channel into the middle of his musicianship and just lets it all flow out without anything superfluous or presumptuous.”


Today is release day for Greenleaf Music’s latest, Present Joys (Greenleaf Music CD-1037 and LP-1038), a duo recording by longtime friends and collaborators Dave Douglas and Uri CainePresent Joys brings Douglas and Caine together for an intimate but exploratory outing inspired by the Sacred Harp tradition. The pair take on five pieces from shape-note tunebooks as well as several new Douglas compositions undertaken in the same vein. These ten pieces engage Douglas’ trumpet and Caine’s piano in a captivating conversation full of memorable melodies and intricate digressions.

In support of Present Joys, Douglas and Caine recently completed a European tour, which you can read about here, and watch their live performance from Torino below. This weekend, Dave and Uri will be in Philadelphia and Baltimore.  For more information on these performances, click here.

Present Joys is being released on LP as well as CD and download.  We’re excited to have this fine record in our catalog. Purchase your copy here.

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Dave Douglas and Uri Caine in Philadelphia and Baltimore

Posted by: Russell on July 21, 2014 @ 5:55 pm
Filed under: Dave Douglas, Dave Douglas & Uri Caine, Dave Douglas (News), Dave Douglas (Updates)

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Longtime friends and collaborators Dave Douglas and Uri Caine celebrate the release of Present Joys on Greenleaf Music with two exclusive US concerts in Philadelphia and Baltimore. More information and ticket links below!



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Composition Workshop with Dave Douglas

Posted by: Russell on July 18, 2014 @ 1:08 pm
Filed under: Dave Douglas, Dave Douglas (News), Dave Douglas (Updates)


Saturday August 9, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Michiko Studio – Stage Room
149 West 46th Street, New York, NY 10036 (map)

Limited to 15 participants
Application deadline: Saturday, August 2, 2014

Dave Douglas leads a hands-on workshop about composing for small improvising ensembles. Players, composers, and thinkers about music are all welcome.

In order to get deeply into the topics planned for the workshop, a limited number of participants’ pieces will selected for reading and discussion. These pieces will represent a variety of approaches to composition and improvisation. While not every piece will be selected, Douglas will offer comments via email on all pieces submitted by registered participants. However, everyone is invited to play; we will seek a balanced group of instruments (vocalists welcome) to read the pieces. Douglas will take part in the workshop and use the pieces to discuss different approaches to composition. The group will focus on playing and talking about how to rehearse and/or improve the compositions, as well as alternative approaches that might be considered.

To apply, please send an email to containing the following items:

  • your name and contact info
  • the instrument you will play (e.g. Tenor saxophone. Electric bass. Horn in F. Voice (alto).)
  • a web link to where your performance and/or compositions can be heard
  • a piece of original composition for consideration. The piece should be on one (preferred) or two pages and can be a fragment of a larger work. It should be a concert score from which each instrumentalist will read. As such, it must be highly legible, and able to be approached in one session.

Once you apply, you will be sent a PayPal invoice as confirmation of your acceptance. Payment will confirm your registration.

This will be a very valuable session for all: players, composers, and thinkers about music.

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Jazz in June: 15% off all Dave Douglas Titles

Posted by: Dave Douglas on June 12, 2014 @ 5:35 pm
Filed under: Dave Douglas, Dave Douglas (News)


Hi Friends,

We ask you to please enjoy the Greenleaf store during the month of June: 15% off all Dave Douglas titles with discount code DDjune. That includes 20+ different records! It also includes sheet music, of which you will find much… Catch up now on your Dave Douglas catalog.

Best wishes,

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Posted by: Dave Douglas on March 26, 2014 @ 2:01 pm
Filed under: Dave Douglas (News), Riverside


Thrilled to be involved with this project and to present a new album on Greenleaf! “Riverside” was instigated by Chet Doxas, who invited me to contribute pieces in honor of Jimmy Giuffre. Pre-order for the new album is now open!

Riverside is a quartet featuring me, Chet, bassist Steve Swallow and drummer Jim Doxas. Check out samples of the new record here. We will be touring and playing this music in April and in the summer. Hope to see you out there. Meanwhile, pick up the new recording and hear us doing the thing. You’ll be glad you did.

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Dave Douglas Workshop at Jazz Education Network (JEN) Saturday January 11

Posted by: Dave Douglas on January 10, 2014 @ 9:44 am
Filed under: Dave Douglas (Artist Thoughts), Dave Douglas (News), Events, Workshop

556700_10151318143781206_1342787754_na Join me at Jazz Education Network conference in Dallas, Texas on Saturday, January 11th. In addition to coaching, I will be performing at noon with the BYU Synthesis band on the Inspirations stage.

At 4pm in the Pegasus room I am sharing a hands-on composition workshop. Bring a pencil and manuscript paper as we go through some ideas about generating material and overcoming writer’s block. Members of the BYU band will be playing and writing, then demonstrating some of the ideas that emerge. Should be fun and enlightening. Come say hello if you are down there!

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Dave Douglas Midwest Dates Continue This Week (IN, IA, IL, MI)

Posted by: jim on December 5, 2013 @ 8:19 am
Filed under: Dave Douglas (News), Dave Douglas (Updates), Events


More info at the /shows page

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30% off everything at the Greenleaf stores, Friday through Monday

Posted by: jim on November 28, 2013 @ 10:36 pm
Filed under: Dave Douglas (News), Donny McCaslin (News), Greenleaf (News), Releases


We’re starting off the holidays with a big sale, 30% any and all CDs, LPs, and Sheet Music.

Use coupon code “greenleafthirty” at any of our artist stores

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Dave Douglas Quintet at Garde Arts, November 21st

Posted by: jim on November 20, 2013 @ 11:00 am
Filed under: Dave Douglas (News), Events


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Dave Douglas Quintet: Four Nights at Jazz Standard NYC, November 14-17th

Posted by: jim on November 11, 2013 @ 12:51 pm
Filed under: Dave Douglas (News), Events


Dave Douglas Quintet: Four Nights at Jazz Standard
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Celebrating the release of DD|50: Special Edition 50th Birthday Recordings [Box Set]


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