Hear a preview of “Present Joys,” the new release from Dave Douglas and Uri Caine, on France Musique radio.
“Present Joys” is out July 22 via Greenleaf Music, and available for pre-order via iTunes now.
Here are the tour dates for Riverside in Europe. Super excited to be reunited with the bass man from this video from a few years back: Jim Hall, Steve Swallow and Bob Moses, Berlin 1968: “The Touch of Your Lips.”
We honor Jimmy Giuffre, about whom there have been some recent new releases and an interesting piece by Nate Chinen in the New York Times.
Hope to see you out there!
Greenleaf Music is proud to announce that “Present Joys” is now available for pre-order at iTunes. Out July 22, “Present Joys” is available on CD, download and a numbered limited-edition 180-gram vinyl (with free album download).
The Sacred Harp, Ye Olde New-England Psalm-Tunes, The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion: these ancient “tunebooks” form the basic repertoire for countless musical groups that keep the tradition of “shape-note” singing alive. Longtime friends and collaborators, trumpeter Dave Douglas and pianist Uri Caine, reunite as a duo on this recording, exploring these 18th and 19th century American songs and their influence on jazz and popular music.
We ask you to please enjoy the Greenleaf store during the month of June: 15% off all Dave Douglas titles with discount code DDjune. That includes 20+ different records! It also includes sheet music, of which you will find much… Catch up now on your Dave Douglas catalog.
Very excited to report that trumpeter Cuong Vu will be playing Dave Douglas’s music in Monmouth, Oregon with Western Oregon University. Keller Coker made arrangements of several Dave Douglas pieces for big band, and in Dave’s absence Cuong will appear as soloist with the band. We would love to hear this!
Here’s a link to the orchestra and Professor Coker.
Saxophonist Lenny Pickett joins ANFTD to talk about his very extraordinary career in music. He and Dave talk about how he developed his language on the saxophone and thoughts on composition, electronics, life on the road with Tower of Power and some behind the scenes stories at Saturday Night Live. Drummond hips Dave and Michael to the new Animals as Leaders recording and how he got his car towed.
Lenny also has a new record, “The Prescription,” out June 10. Recorded in Helsinki, Finland, the album is a collaboration with the Finnish 19-piece big band UMO Jazz Orchestra.
“The Prescription” Lenny Pickett with the UMO
“Footsteps for Eb clarinet” Lenny Pickett, self released
“Machine_2x” Lenny Pickett, self released
“Gtr_1x” Lenny Pickett, self released
“Stanza at Night with Radio City” Alan Ginsberg with Lenny Pickett, “Lion For Real” Mercury/Polygram
“Inamorata”, Miles Davis, “Bitches Brew” Columbia Records
“Radio Blues Mystery, Lenny Pickett
“Saturday Night Live Theme Song” Howard Shore
“Lo’s Garden”, Kenny Werner, “Lawn Chair Society” Blue Note Records
“Waltz in A- Saturday Night Live exit music” Howard Shore
“Great Exhibition” Michael Bates, Greenleaf Music
“CAFO” Animals as Leaders, Joy of Motion, Prosthetic Records
“A Noise from the Deep” Dave Douglas, Greenleaf Music
Matt Ulery will be live at Chicago’s City Winery tonight with the New Millennium Orchestra, performing new orchestrations of “By a Little Light,” as well as previewing the forthcoming “In the Ivory.” Grab your copy of “By a Little Light” here!
Matt will also be performing as The Shepherd and The Herd next Tuesday June 10th at the Polish Triangle, and again at the Plein Air Cafe in Hyde Park on June 24th. More information about the series can be found here.
“Bridge to Nowhere” is our track of the month, available exclusively to Subscribers. Probably a lot of you heard the quintet live last fall. ”Bridge to Nowhere” was often our opener. The tour was interesting because Matt Mitchell, pianist, was called away by his involvement in Tim Berne’s Snakeoil a few times during the tours. We had both Bobby Avey and Luis Perdomo as more than worthy substitutes.
Here the band was reunited in South Carolina and attacks the opening tune with some ferocity. This is one of the most fun bands for me, and we’re beginning to work on the next book now, with touring to the Pacific Northwest and Denver, and then a week in NYC in August.
Hope to see you all out there. Enjoy!
Dave Douglas will be in the Pacific Northwest in June for artist residencies at Spokane Falls Community College and Western Oregon University. The Dave Douglas Quintet will also play Seattle, Eugene and Denver. Full details and links to ticket information below. Hope to see you out there!
|Dave Douglas Artist Residency|
|Thu 05 Jun||Spokane Fall Community College / Spokane, US||Buy tickets|
|Fri 06 Jun||Western Oregon University / Monmouth, US||Buy tickets|
|Sat 07 Jun||Western Oregon University / Monmouth, US||Buy tickets|
|Dave Douglas Quintet|
|Tue 10 Jun||Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley / Seattle, US||Buy tickets|
|Wed 11 Jun||Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley / Seattle, US||Buy tickets|
|Thu 12 Jun||The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts / Eugene, US||Buy tickets|
|Fri 13 Jun||Dazzle Jazz / Denver, US||Buy tickets|
|Sat 14 Jun||Dazzle Jazz / Denver, US||Buy tickets|
Linda Oh is performing at The Jazz Gallery this weekend! Featuring Sirius Quartet (Greg Ward, alto/soprano saxophones; Matt Mitchell, piano; Ches Smith, drums; Fung Chern Hwei, violin; Sara Caswell, violin; Ron Lawrence, viola; Jeremy Harman, cello), Linda will be playing two sets each night. Read about this special lineup in Linda’s own words here.
|FRI MAY 23||Jazz Gallery / New York, US||Buy tickets|
|SAT MAY 24||Jazz Gallery / New York, US||Buy tickets|
For those of you who can’t make it, we’re offering a special 20% off her entire digital catalog all weekend to celebrate.
Download your copies here before Sunday at midnight with special code linda20!