Brazen Heart Out Today!

Posted by: russell on October 2, 2015 @ 12:00 pm
Filed under: Dave Douglas, Dave Douglas Quintet, Linda Oh, Video

We’re happy to announce that Brazen Heart is officially released today! Check out the live footage from the studio of the tune Wake Up Claire featuring solos from everyone in the band. The quintet will tour Europe this month promoting the record. Check out dates below.


MON 12 OCT Jazzclub Fasching / Stockholm, SE Buy Tickets
WED 14 OCT Teatro Donizetti / Bergamo, IT Buy Tickets
THU 15 OCT Jazz Club / Singen, DE Buy Tickets
FRI 16 OCT Flagey – Studio 4 / Brussels, BE Buy Tickets
SAT 17 OCT Hugo Wolf Saal / Leibnitz, AT Buy Tickets
SUN 18 OCT Kinoteatr Rialto / Katowice, PL Buy Tickets
WED 21 OCT Babylon / Istanbul, TR Buy Tickets
THU 22 OCT Conservatorio Mantova / Mantova, IT
FRI 23 OCT Muze / Heusden-Zolder, BE Buy Tickets
SAT 24 OCT Het Spoor / Harelbeke, BE
SUN 25 OCT Grillo Theater / Essen, DE Buy Tickets

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High Risk Live In Montreal

Posted by: russell on September 11, 2015 @ 10:28 am
Filed under: Dave Douglas, Dave Douglas (Artist Thoughts), Video

HIgh Risk Montreal

Back in June, High Risk, with Shigeto, Mark Guiliana and Jonathan Maron, toured in the US and Canada. A French TV production crew from Mezzo was there to capture the concert at the Montreal Jazz Festival. Enjoy this television production of the concert.

We had a good night and appreciated the warm crowd. The concert was at L’Astral, a venue I had not played before. We had a great time and I’m really proud of how this came out. High Risk is available on CD and limited edition LP here. Thanks for listening.




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High Risk

Posted by: russell on January 21, 2015 @ 8:08 pm
Filed under: Dave Douglas, Dave Douglas (Artist Thoughts), Dave Douglas (News), Video

Something I am genuinely thrilled to be working on! Starting a new band called High Risk, and finishing the record in these next weeks. I can’t wait to share it with you. It’s new vision of where improvisation and electronics can go. I wrote a bunch of new music and developed it with these three brilliant artists, and the engineer Geoff Countryman.

Shigeto, electronic musician affiliated with Ghostly International.

Mark Guiliana, drummer, acoustic and electric.

Jonathan Maron, bass and moog bass.

It’s a completely new departure for me and I am so grateful to be playing with these magical musicians! See you out there.

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Greenleaf Artists Sound Off: Year End Observations & Music Thoughts

Year end thoughts from Dave Douglas, Grammy nominee Donny McCaslin, Michael Bates, Linda Oh, Kneebody, Matt Ulery


Dave Douglas

Henry Brant would be 100! After co-producing his 52 trumpet piece with Festival of New Trumpet Music, I discovered his book called “Textures and Timbres: An Orchestrator’s Handbook.” It is extraordinary, a great insight into what made that music so powerful. I will spend another 50 years trying to digest it. It’s still in print, and worth looking up.

Wayne Shorter turned 80. John Zorn turned 60. I turned 50. Joe Lovano and I were honored to have a small role in the Wayne Shorter events, playing with our quintet, Sound Prints, with Lawrence Fields, Linda Oh, and Joey Baron, at several celebrations. The Zorn at 60 marathons were some of the most inspiring days of music I have ever seen; definitely like playing on an all-star team. And traveling with my own quintet, with Jon Irabagon, Matt Mitchell, Linda Oh, and Rudy Royston, has been one of the most challenging and fulfilling musical experiences of my life. It is a profound pleasure developing the music with these good people. We still have about 15 states to go and I look forward to working on that! Stay warm and we will hope to see you in Hawaii in the cold season.


Miguel Zenon, Oye, Live in Puerto Rico
Jonathan Finlayson & Sicilian Defense, Moment & The Message
Mauro Ottolini Sousaphonix, Bix Factor


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Matt Ulery’s Loom plays NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert

Posted by: jim on October 20, 2013 @ 9:38 am
Filed under: Events, Listening, Video

Matt Ulery stopped by the NPR Music studios with his Loom Quintet while on an East Coast jaunt a few months ago and played two of our favorite tracks from his latest Greenleaf release, Wake An Echo. You can download the source audio from the performance NPR Music page.

We’ve also taken this opportunity to add two new bonus tracks from the Wake An Echo sessions. “Away Again” and “Bluest Blue” are available for download with your purchase of the CD or digital album.

“Chicago bassist Matt Ulery writes beautiful music in an unpretentious way. It’s intricate stuff, with interlocking parts and multiple sections, but it comes out sounding folky and simple. His small group, featuring bass clarinet and accordion, has it down pat.”
— NPR Music

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Kneebody’s Choose Your Own Adventure

Posted by: jim on September 13, 2013 @ 9:20 pm
Filed under: Kneebody (Updates), Releases, Video


If you follow us, you probably know we’re big fans of the LA supergroup Kneebody — we did release their debut after all. The band has a new album called The Line, and the parts we’ve heard sound unsurprisingly incredible. Definitely comes with our highest recommendation.

What’s more, they recently launched a Choose Your Own Adventure video campaign on Youtube. Effectively, this is an interactive EPK that gets you in tune with sounds from the new album, and in touch with their usual brand of hilarity. The fun starts here:

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Linda Oh celebrates #SunPictures at Jazz Standard on Tuesday

Posted by: jim on August 26, 2013 @ 9:18 am
Filed under: Events, Greenleaf (News), Video


Tuesday, August 27th sees the release of a new album by bassist Linda Oh on our Greenleaf label. To celebrate, Linda brings a quartet to Jazz Standard NYC for two sets. RSVP to the event at Facebook.

“…another solid step in the evolution of Linda Oh, and suggests that there’s still much more creative music coming from her.”
Something Else!

Preorder Sun Pictures at Bandcamp (GLM) or iTunes

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Linda Oh’s “Sun Pictures” now available for preorder.

Posted by: jim on August 6, 2013 @ 10:29 am
Filed under: Greenleaf (News), Listening, Releases, Video

We’re happy to announce the preorder of Linda Oh’s “Sun Pictures”—her 3rd album as a leader, and her 2nd for our label. This is a dynamite band featuring Greenleaf alum Ben Wendel of Kneebody, Aussie guitarist James Muller, and drummer Ted Poor. And Linda’s writing for this crew is stronger than ever.

Preorder Sun Pictures at GLM (Bandcamp) & iTunes.

The title of the album comes from the world’s oldest operating outdoor cinema located in Broome, Australia where Linda’s sister lives. That imagery and concept are central to the feel of these tunes—Linda describes each piece as a “snapshot from recent travels and experiences playing music.” And busy she’s been, playing with Dave Douglas’ Quintet, Sound Prints Quintet with Dave and Joe Lovano, and countless other projects the helped shape these tunes.

But enough from us, we’ll let Linda fill you in.

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Video: The first look at Linda Oh’s #SunPictures

Posted by: jim on July 17, 2013 @ 10:07 am
Filed under: Greenleaf (News), Listening, Video

LindaOh-SunPictures_72dpi-optWe’re excited to announce and share with you new Linda Oh music. “Sun Pictures” is her second for Greenleaf after last year’s “Initial Here“. Linda has been busy since that release playing in Dave’s Quintet, the Sound Prints Quintet with Dave and Joe Lovano, and a boatload of other projects. And it’s from those travels and experiences that “Sun Pictures” came into focus — Linda calls the album “a set of musical postcards.”

We have the CDs printing at the plant — a beautiful package with great photos, liner notes by Linda, all printed on recycled paper (you know how we roll) — and we expect them in any day now. Preorder in advance of the August 27th street date coming very soon. In the meantime, watch this great band (Ben Wendel of Kneebody, James Muller, Linda Oh, and Ted Poor) recording the album live at WKCR Studios at Columbia University.

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Release day for Matt Ulery’s #WakeAnEcho, New tracks streaming

Posted by: jim on July 16, 2013 @ 11:41 am
Filed under: Press, Releases, Video

“This is music of brisk intelligence and an almost off-putting abundance of composure… with frictionless access to great chunks of classical postminimalism, atmospheric indie-rock and harmonically astute post-bop.”
-NY Times


“…an abundantly atmospheric work built on exotic scales, muted instrumental colors and darkly moody expression… revels in unhurried but circuitous melody lines & lush instrumental colors.”
-Chicago Tribune


“…fiery improvisational chops with a measured cool that complements the cinematic, thoroughly composed elements in Ulery’s music. Ulery is already making music unlike anyone else.”
-Chicago Reader


Wake An Echo brims with gorgeous melodies and voluptuous arrangements. Ulery has placed his almost other-worldly compositions into another perfect setting; it hints at a larger orchestra while maintaining a more intimate transparency.”

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