Dave Douglas Updates: “High Risk,” “Sound Prints,” and “Serial Sessions”

Posted by: Russell on April 8, 2015 @ 11:05 pm
Filed under: Dave Douglas, Dave Douglas (News), Dave Douglas (Updates), Linda Oh, Ryan Keberle

2GRE_CD_1042_D3011MGreenleaf co-founder Dave Douglas is rarely never idle. This week might seem jam packed with announcements, but it’s just another week here at Greenleaf Music. We’re proud to announce a new album of Dave’s called High Risk that will be released on June 23rd on Greenleaf. It features the personalities of producer/beat maker SHIGETO, drummer Mark Guiliana, and electric bassist Jonathan Maron exploring electronic improvisations based on compositions from Dave’s pen. Listen to Molten Sunshine and Cardinals below. The mix of interaction, improvisation and post production on High Risk is refreshingly easy to listen to, and delightfully escapes category. Is it electronic music? Jazz music? Trumpet Music? We can’t say, but we can assure you it’s good music.


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At the same time, another project Dave has been working on with long time collaborator Joe Lovano called Sound Prints released their very first album as a group on Tuesday named “Live at Monterey Jazz Fest.” This record, available on Blue Note Records, features veteran drummer Joey Baron, bassist (and Greenleaf Artist) Linda Oh and pianist Lawrence Fields. The record is for sale at both iTunes and Amazon, and also available to stream on a variety of services here.

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We also can’t forget the Serial Sessions, the 12-track album Dave recorded and produced this year exclusively for Greenleaf Music Subscribers. Each month we release a fresh track from the session to our subscribers (available as an MP3 or hi-res wave download, and on our streaming Cloud Player) and March’s track is called Hypatia. Trombonist Ryan Keberle (who released the knockout record Into the Zone last year) plays beautifully on this track and also weighs in here:

In some ways, writing about this most recent Serial release, “Hypatia,” a tune written by Dave Douglas in homage to Wayne Shorter, is easy for me. There are seemingly endless things to get excited about when talking about Dave Douglas, one of my heroes and living inspirations, whose composition captures everything we as jazz musicians love about the master composer and improvisor, Wayne Shorter. An undeniable melody, an unorthodox chord progression that somehow manages to function in beautiful ways, plus the room for personal improvisatory expression within the framework of a cohesive performance by the band.

If you are a Subscriber feel free to download the Hi-Res WAV track or MP3 version here. If you are not a Subscriber, or you don’t know about the Subscriber Series, click here to learn more.


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Dave Douglas Quintet at Snug Harbor and University of Alabama

Posted by: Russell on September 29, 2014 @ 11:15 am
Filed under: Dave Douglas, Dave Douglas (News), Dave Douglas (Updates), Events

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Greenleaf founder Dave Douglas is headed south from October 2nd – 4th! On October 4th the Dave Douglas Quintet (featuring Greenleaf artist Linda Oh) heads to New Orleans for 2 sets (8:00 and 10:00 pm) at Frenchman Street mainstay, Snug Harbor. For more info visit snugjazz.com.

Dave will be in residency at the University of Alabama from the 2nd to the 3rd.  October 2nd he will guest perform with the U of A Jazz Ensemble at 7:30 pm and on the 3rd he’ll lead a master class at 3:00 pm and later perform with his quintet and 7:30 pm. All performances take place at Moody Hall (See poster below).

 

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FONT 2014 Kicks Off This Week!

Posted by: Russell on September 18, 2014 @ 11:36 am
Filed under: Dave Douglas, Dave Douglas (News), Dave Douglas (Updates), Events

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Our fearless leader Dave Douglas kicked off the Festival of New Trumpet Music last night! The festival runs from September 17th through the 28th and features performances from the best and brightest of the New York trumpet family. See a note from Dave below and be sure to check out his tweets here. We hope to see you!

Dear Friends,

Tomorrow night FONT 2014: American•Brass•Electric opens at Smoke Jazz and Supper Club. Please see our festival preview in the NYTimes!

This year our Award of Recognition, will be given to Raymond Mase and the American Brass Quintet, celebrating over 40 years of brilliance! The first Annual Roy Campbell Jr. Commission awarded to Igmar Thomas! And first Bi-Annual Laurie Frink Education Grant awarded to Riley Mulherkar!

Check out an interview with Riley Mulherkar here.

Concerts this week:

Wednesday, September 17 (info)
Smoke Jazz and Supper Club – $9 Cover.
7pm Carlos Abadie, 9pm Kirk Knuffke,
10:30pm Leon Jordan Jr, 11:30 Theljon Allen.

Thursday, September 18 (info)
Smoke Jazz and Supper Club – $9 Cover.
7pm Paul Williamson , 9pm Steve Fishwick,
10:30pm Keyon Harrold , 11:30pm Nadje Noordhuis.

Friday, September 19 (info)
7:30pm- Village Zendo -$16 online/$20 at door.
An Evening of Improvised music to the 1926 Japanese silent film “A Page of Madness”  with Tim Hagans, Aaron Shragge and James Shipp.

Saturday, September 20 (info)
Cornelia Street Cafe – $10 cover/$10 minimum.
9pm The first bi-annual Laurie Frink Career Grant Awardee! Riley Mulherkar: Two Quartets.

Saturday, September 20 (info)
Cornelia Street Cafe – $10 cover/$10 minimum.
10:30pm John McNeil Quartet featuring Ethan Iverson
Celebrating Laurie Frink.

Please buy your tickets now! Thanks.

see you there!

all the best,

Dave Douglas, Stephanie Richards and Aaron Shragge.

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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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