Out Now! Matt Ulery’s “In the Ivory”

Posted by: Russell on September 16, 2014 @ 4:48 pm
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Greenleaf Music is proud to announce the release of bassist and composer Matt Ulery’s “In the Ivory.” This double-CD features pianist Rob Clearfield, drummer Jon Deitemeyer, violinist Zach Brock, vocalist Grazyna Auguscik and 3-time Grammy-winning new music ensemble eighth blackbird in a lush chamber setting. Preview the music and buy your copy at the Greenleaf Music Online Store now!

With every purchase of “In the Ivory” made before September 30th you will receive a free 1-month subscription to the Greenleaf Music Cloud Player. That means you get unlimited streaming of the entire Greenleaf Music catalog 24 hours a day. Listen on your desktop, phone or tablet. It’s a great way to check out that album you’ve always wanted to listen to, or branch out a little and try something new.

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Matt Ulery’s “In the Ivory” featured on the Utne Reader

Posted by: Russell on September 9, 2014 @ 6:15 pm
Filed under: Matt Ulery


Check out a preview of Matt Ulery’s track “There’s a Reason and a Thousand Ways” from his record In the Ivory featuring vocalist Grazyna Auguscik at Utne Reader.  The 2 CD album releases on September 16th, but you can preorder your digital copy on iTunes now!

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Ryan Keberle’s “Into the Zone” Available for Pre-Order on iTunes!

Posted by: Russell on September 2, 2014 @ 6:06 pm
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Greenleaf Music is proud to announce that Ryan Keberle’s Into the Zone is available for pre-order on iTunes! Keberle’s first release on Greenleaf Music features his band Catharsis and special appearances by veteran saxophonist Scott Robinson and Chilean-born vocalist Camila Meza. Pre-order on iTunes now! The full album will officially be released on CD September 30th.


A Noise From The Deep Podcast Episode 24: Mary Halvorson

Posted by: Russell on @ 1:42 am
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Mary Halvorson PodcastIntrepid award-winning and somewhat professional podcasters Dave Douglas and Michael Bates interview Mary Halvorson to see how she comes up with her astoundingly original music for various ensembles. Spoiler alert, Mary doesn’t have a plan. As usual, Jon Irabagon takes it on the chin. Michael quizzes Dave on a tune from Stargazer. Eric Dolphy makes a brief appearance.

Music played in this episode:

Crashes Like Lights (No. 39) (Mary Halvorson)
from Ghost Loop (For Tune Records)
Mary Halvorson Trio
with John Hebert, Ches Smith.

Line To Create Madness (Mary Halvorson)
from Thumbscrew (Cuneiform)
with Mary Halvorson, Michael Formanek, Tomas Fujiwara.

Butterfly Orbit (No. 32) (Mary Halvorson)
from Illusionary Sea (Firehouse 12)
Mary Halvorson Septet
with Jonathan Finlayson, Jon Irabagon, Ingrid Laubrock, Jacob Garchik, John Hebert, Ches Smith.

Far Cry (Eric Dolphy)
from Far Cry (Original Jazz Classics)
Eric Dolphy with Booker Little, Jaki Byard, Ron Carter, Roy Haynes.

Reverse Blue (Mary Halvorson)
from Reverse Blue (Relative Pitch) upcoming release October 2014
with Chris Speed, Eivind Opsvik, Tomas Fujiwara.

Intuitive Science (Dave Douglas)
from Stargazer (Arabesque/Greenleaf Music)
Dave Douglas Sextet
with Chris Speed, Joshua Roseman, Uri Caine, James Genus, Joey Baron.


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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


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.)



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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