DD Quintet at Birdland Final Night + DD Quintet Album Sale

Posted by: Russell on August 23, 2014 @ 4:17 pm
Filed under: Dave Douglas, Dave Douglas (News), Dave Douglas (Updates), Dave Douglas Quintet

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The Dave Douglas Quintet finishes its week long run at Birdland tonight with sets at 8:30 pm and 11:00 pm, get your tickets here. The DD Quintet Album sale continues as well. Get 20% off Time Travel, Be Still and Meaning and Mystery at the Greenleaf Music Online Store. Use the coupon code “ddbirdland” at checkout!

The New York Times, The New Yorker and TimeOutNY have all offered their thoughts about this run. Here’s a recap:

Screen Shot 2014-08-23 at 4.04.14 PM Dave Douglas Quintet (Tuesday through Aug. 23) The industrious trumpeter-composer Dave Douglas broke in a terrific new band last year, releasing two albums on his own Greenleaf label: “Be Still,” a contemplative recasting of Protestant hymns, and “Time Travel,” a more rambunctious postbop outing. The quintet — with Jon Irabagon on saxophones, Matt Mitchell on piano, Linda Oh on bass and Rudy Royston on drums — will most likely draw from both releases here. At 8:30 and 11 p.m., Birdland, 315 West 44th Street, Clinton, 212-581-3080,birdlandjazz.com; $40 cover, with a $10 minimum. (Chinen)

 

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Always ready for challenging musical experiences, the trumpeter Douglas juggles bands the way others change shoes. A favorite ensemble seems to be his quintet, stocked with exciting younger players, including Jon Irabagon, on saxophones; Matt Mitchell, on piano; Linda Oh, on bass; and Rudy Royston,on drums. Douglas never panders to his audience, but this astute ensemble—which has recorded the albums “Be Still” and “Time Travel”—displays the agreeably accessible aspects of his artistry. (Birdland, 315 W. 44th St. 212-581-3080. Aug. 19-23.)

 

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Leading trumpet progressive Dave Douglas keeps his schedule packed with collaborations and side projects—lately, he’s been working with Joe Lovano in the band Sound Prints, and in a duo with pianist Uri Caine, heard on the beautifully spare Present Joys. But he always reserves time for his working combo: These days, that’s a lithe quintet staffed with young virtuosos Jon Irabagon, Matt Mitchell, Linda Oh and Rudy Royston, all on hand for this run.


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DD Quintet in TimeOutNY + The Sale Continues!

Posted by: Russell on August 22, 2014 @ 2:59 pm
Filed under: Dave Douglas, Dave Douglas (News), Dave Douglas (Updates)

The Dave Douglas Quintet continues its run at Birdland through August 23rd. (tickets here). See what TimeOutNY has to say:

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We are continuing our 20% off sale on the Dave Douglas Quintet albums Time Travel, Be Still and Meaning and Mystery at the Greenleaf Music Online Store. Enter the discount code “ddbirdland” at checkout to redeem!


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Dave Douglas Quintet Sale + Dave Douglas Quintet at Birdland

Posted by: Russell on August 21, 2014 @ 7:50 pm
Filed under: Dave Douglas, Dave Douglas (News), Dave Douglas (Updates)

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The Dave Douglas Quintet continues to play 2 sets at 8:30pm and 11:00pm at Birdland through August 23rd (get your tickets here). We are offering 20% off these classic DD Quintet titles (Time Travel, Be Still and Meaning and Mystery) for the duration of the run at the Greenleaf Music Online Store. Enter coupon code “ddbirdland” at checkout to redeem!


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DD Quintet at Birdland in The New Yorker + DD Quintet Album Sale Continues

Posted by: Russell on August 20, 2014 @ 4:12 pm
Filed under: Dave Douglas, Dave Douglas (News), Dave Douglas (Updates)

 

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Last night kicked off the Dave Douglas Quintet run (from August 19th – 23rd. Get your tickets here) at Birdland with sterling performances from all the band members. We are offering 20% off  the classic DD Quintet titles Time Travel, Be Still and Meaning and Mystery for the whole week at the Greenleaf Music Online Store. Enter coupon code “ddbirdland” at checkout to redeem!


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Starred NY Times Listing for the Dave Douglas Quintet + Sale!

Posted by: Russell on August 18, 2014 @ 4:43 pm
Filed under: Dave Douglas, Dave Douglas (News), Dave Douglas (Updates)

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Check out the star on The New York Times listing for the Dave Douglas quintet at Birdland this week.  To celebrate the occasion we are offering 20% off these classic DD Quintet titles at the Greenleaf Music Online Store: Time Travel, Be Still and Meaning and Mystery. Enter coupon code “ddbirdland” at checkout to redeem! We hope to see you on 44th street! Click here for tickets.

 Dave Douglas Quintet (Tuesday through Aug. 23) The industrious trumpeter-composer Dave Douglas broke in a terrific new band last year, releasing two albums on his own Greenleaf label: “Be Still,” a contemplative recasting of Protestant hymns, and “Time Travel,” a more rambunctious postbop outing. The quintet — with Jon Irabagon on saxophones, Matt Mitchell on piano, Linda Oh on bass and Rudy Royston on drums — will most likely draw from both releases here. At 8:30 and 11 p.m., Birdland, 315 West 44th Street, Clinton, 212-581-3080,birdlandjazz.com; $40 cover, with a $10 minimum. (Chinen)


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Dave Douglas Quintet in Europe

Posted by: Russell on August 12, 2014 @ 10:43 am
Filed under: Dave Douglas, Dave Douglas (News), Dave Douglas (Updates), Dave Douglas Quintet

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Greenleaf Music is proud to announce a pair of European appearances by the Dave Douglas Quintet. One at the Jazz Middleheim Festival in Antwerp on August 14th and the other at the Jihočeský Jazzový Festival in Česke Budějovice on August 15th. These two dates will feature the usual working quintet featuring Jon Irabagon on saxophone, Matt Mitchell on piano, Linda Oh on bass and Rudy Royston on drums. The quintet will then hurry back across the Atlantic to New York for a weeklong engagement at Birdland from August 19th through August 23rd. We hope to see you!


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Dave Douglas and Uri Caine on NPR’s Fresh Air

Posted by: Russell on August 8, 2014 @ 9:53 am
Filed under: Dave Douglas, Dave Douglas & Uri Caine, Dave Douglas (News), Dave Douglas (Updates)

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Listen to long time friends and collaborators Dave Douglas and Uri Caine chat with Terry Gross on NPR’s Fresh Air (click here for audio interview) about their new release Present Joys. Get your copy now on the Greenleaf Music Online Store. CD’s, MP3′s and Vinyl!


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Praise for Present Joys

Posted by: Russell on August 6, 2014 @ 2:11 pm
Filed under: Dave Douglas, Dave Douglas & Uri Caine, Dave Douglas (News), Dave Douglas (Updates)

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Present Joys has been out for 2 weeks and we couldn’t be more excited about the press we’ve received about this release. See highlights below and get your copy of Present Joys here.

A note from Dave Douglas:

Extraordinary for me to see all these thoughts! Much appreciated. Uri Caine and I have learned a lot touring this music. Thanks to all of you who have shared it. If you have not picked up the CD, now is a good time. And thanks for your support. We need it and appreciate it.

4 stars  “Alluring … a 2014 jazz highlight.”

John Fordham, The Guardian/UK

 

“I felt smarter after listening to Present Joys. Along with pianist Uri Caine, Douglas’ approach on this record sounds like Nas on Illmatic or the Grateful Dead at their live shows. He opens a channel into the middle of his musicianship and just lets it all flow out without anything superfluous or presumptuous.”

Alex Marianyi, NextBop

 

“While Present Joys features a stripped-down instrumentation, the utterly in-sync duo of Douglas and Caine also reaches lofty artistic heights and resonances.”

Peter Hum, Ottawa Citizen

 

4 stars … “Trumpeter Dave Douglas continues his exploration of traditional New England music with this delightful and intimate duet album, featuring pianist Uri Caine.  Though contemporary in scope, each track reflects the sparse harmonies, dignified phrasing and sense of community of a bygone era.”

Mike Hobart, Financial Times

 

8/10 … “Quite extraordinary. The folk tradition through jazz. I suppose it’s easy to embrace the tendency of adventurous musicians, of any artists with a taste for the edgy, to move back to lyricism and tradition. I’m wary of my affection for this recording and for Be Still for that reason, in the same way that I hesitate to laud Coltrane’s Ballads album. But these records are not retreats of bold playing at all — they are an expansion of a great artist’s sensibility, a way the artist has found to dare himself to focus, to refine, to move in new ways.  Dave Douglas and Uri Caine are good enough to stand up to making ‘pretty’ music, even traditional music. They pass the test and come out still surprising us.”

Will Layman popmatters.com

 

“Spiritual music, solid as Shaker furniture and often as sober as a Quaker meeting, performed by two attuned virtuosos who have worked together in various configurations for more than 20 years.   In the closing ballad ‘Zero Hour,’ Caine’s gorgeously joyous response to Douglas’s more serious reflections create[s] a brand new world in five minutes and change.”

Richard Gehr, Wonderingsound.com

 


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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)
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“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.”

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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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