A Noise From The Deep Podcast Episode 29: Donny McCaslin

Posted by: Russell on March 24, 2015 @ 9:16 pm
Filed under: Dave Douglas, Donny McCaslin, Michael Bates, Podcast

DM_ff_front_square smallIt’s always a big event when virtuoso saxophonist Donny McCaslin releases a new recording. His new, David Binney produced CD, Fast Future, is out on Greenleaf Music (release on 3/31! Pre-order here) and Donny joins co-hosts Dave Douglas and Michael Bates to talk details. They cover the thought process that went into making Fast Future, electronic music, composing. A couple of other guys named Donny make an appearance as does Clark Terry. Nobody talks about Whiplash and Dave encourages Michael to drink more Kenny G frappuccinos. Ever heard of the Incredible Jazz Geezers? You will if you listen to A Noise From the Deep.

“No Eyes” Donny McCaslin, Fast Future (Greenleaf Music)*
“Fast Future” Donny McCaslin, Fast Future (Greenleaf Music)*
“Midnight Light” Donny McCaslin, Fast Future (Greenleaf Music)*
“54 Cymru Beats” Donny McCaslin, Fast Future (Greenleaf Music)*
“Blur” Donny McCaslin, Fast Future (Greenleaf Music)*
“I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know, Donny Hathaway, (Atco Records)
“Last Night When We Were Young”, Paul Motian, On Broadway (JMT Records)
“Mumbles” Oscar Peterson, “Trio + 1 Clark Terry” (Verve Music)
“Love and Living” Donny McCaslin, Fast Future (Greenleaf Music)*

*Featuring Donny McCaslin, Jason Lindner, Tim Lefebvre, Mark Giuliana, produced by David Binney

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Donny McCaslin’s “Fast Future” available for Pre-Order at the Greenleaf Music Online Store!

Posted by: Russell on March 18, 2015 @ 3:34 pm
Filed under: Donny McCaslin

Greenleaf Music is excited to announce the pre-order of Donny McCaslin’s “Fast Future” at the Greenleaf Music Online Store! Check out the video above for a live version of the title track filmed at the 55 Bar in New York City. The full album will be released on March 31st. Don’t forget to check out Donny’s tour schedule to see where he’ll be playing this music next. We’re especially pumped for the Jazz Standard release party on April 7th and 8th in New York. We hope to see you there!


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Making Music

Posted by: Russell on March 9, 2015 @ 11:26 am
Filed under: Dave Douglas, Dave Douglas (Artist Thoughts)

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I always feel like the best way to work on music is to, well, work on music. Scott Hall at Columbia College in Chicago facilitated a program where I have a group of students composing, rehearsing and creating their own music. As part of that program, we will all be performing together at Jazz Showcase from March 12 to March 15. There’s a matinee on Sunday, March 15. I haven’t done a matinee in a long time.

There are at least 9 new original student works. We will also play a handful of my pieces arranged for the group. And the program is still in process, so new pieces may come in, or new arrangements may get made, in the course of the week.

Nothing like putting everything at risk! It heightens the sensitivities and channelizes the energies. I am confident we will play right through all of it. It’s going to be a great adventure.


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Pre-Order Donny McCaslin’s “Fast Future” on iTunes Today + Tour Dates

Posted by: Russell on March 4, 2015 @ 5:20 pm
Filed under: Donny McCaslin, Events

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We’re happy to announce the iTunes pre-order for tenor saxophonist Donny McCaslin’s new release Fast Future. Fast Future reprises the stunning electro-acoustic quartet from McCaslin’s critically-acclaimed album Casting for Gravity that garnered McCaslin a 2014 GRAMMY® nomination for “Best Instrumental Jazz Solo” on the track “Stadium Jazz.” However as the title implies, Fast Future finds McCaslin and company – keyboardist Jason Lindner, bassist Tim Lefebvre, and drummer Mark Guiliana, along with longtime producer David Binney – hurtling further into the relatively unexplored crossroads between jazz and electronica with virtuosic musicianship. Long influenced by fusion pioneers like Weather Report and Herbie Hancock’s Headhunters, McCaslin integrates those hybrid instincts with innovative modern artists like Aphex Twin and Skrillex.

“I really love the sonic textures and ambient vibe that you hear in a lot of that music,” says McCaslin of the influence that electronica and EDM (Electronic Dance Music) has had on his music. “Having these guys improvising and interacting within that sonic landscape feels great.” Pre-Order your copy now!

Donny will be touring throughout the US and Canada, don’t miss the chance to see him live!

3/5/2015 | 10:00 pm | The 55 Bar | New York, NY | Buy Tickets

3/7/2015 | 8:00 pm | Zipper Concert Hall | Los Angeles, CA | Buy Tickets

3/13 & 3/14/2015 | 8:00 pm |Cuesta College PAC | San Luis Obispo, CA | Buy Tickets

3/19/15 | 7:00 pm | L’Astral | Montréal | Buy Tickets

3/25 – 3/28/2015 | 8:00 pm | Mondavi Center | Davis, CA | Buy Tickets

4/1/2015 | 8:00 pm | Humber College | Toronto | Buy Tickets

4/7 & 4/8 | 7:30 & 10:00 pm | Jazz Standard | New York, NY | Buy Tickets

5/18/2015 | 7:00 & 9:00 pm | Yoshi’s | Oakland, CA | Buy Tickets


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If you are a Grenleaf Music Subscriber I have great news for you! As of today you can stream Donny McCaslin’s Fast Future in its entirety on the Greenleaf Cloud Player! Just sign in and head to the Cloud Player. You can expect discount codes for Fast Future to arrive in your inbox shortly.

If you aren’t a subscriber feel free to peruse our site to see what you’re missing (you’re missing a lot). From the Subscriber Series, to the Serial Sessions, to the Cloud Player, to the discounts on all purchases, I’m sure you’ll find a reason to subscribe soon.

Want more music? We feel the same way.


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Lee Konitz & Dave Douglas Quintet at The Jazz Standard March 19th – 22nd

Posted by: Russell on February 20, 2015 @ 12:16 pm
Filed under: Dave Douglas, Dave Douglas (Artist Thoughts), Events

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You might want to make plans to be in New York from March 19 through March 22 when Dave Douglas will team up with legendary alto player and composer Lee Konitz for four nights of shows at Jazz Standard.

Dave said it best, “I am so honored and thrilled to be playing with Lee, there is so much to learn from this absolute master. Rehearsals have been a trip! We are doing a few brand new pieces for me, by both Lee, and by Lennie Tristano, as well as working on standards I haven’t performed in probably thirty years. The rhythm section will be Matt Mitchell, Linda Oh, and Ches Smith. Make plans now! Looking forward to seeing you there.”

Visit the Jazz Standard website for ticketing and show information.


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