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Into the Zone
Ryan Keberle
RELEASE DATE: 2014-09-02
Most jazz musicians avoid repetition dogmatically. But when Ryan Keberle realized he’d been playing the same eight-note phrase in all his recent warm-ups, the trombonist embraced his inclination. “As I started playing it more and more, I realized I wasn’t thinking of anything else,” he says. “You can reach a real state of mindfulness through repetition.” Keberle built the phrase into “Without a Thought,” the complex but gracefully flowing centerpiece of his new album, Into the Zone. It’s his first for Greenleaf Music—and arguably the most personal document yet from a trombonist and …MORE
In the Ivory
Matt Ulery
RELEASE DATE: 2014-08-19
Expanding upon the artistic and critical success of his 2012 double album By a Little Light, Chicago bassist-composer Matt Ulery returns with In the Ivory on Dave Douglas’ acclaimed independent label Greenleaf Music – eighty minutes of resplendent, lyrical, transportive, and impeccably performed chamber-jazz music. Inspired and motivated by the musical and personal relationships developed while recording and performing By a Little Light–Ulery’s most ambitious project to date–In the Ivory explores the idea of consciousness through patient, lyrical composition. At a time when classical …MORE
Present Joys
Dave Douglas / Dave Douglas & Uri Caine
RELEASE DATE: 2014-07-22
Order CD/LP/Digital “An interesting format to hear jazz musicians perform in. Exposed, risky and with the potential to go in any number of directions.” London Jazz News   “[A] beautiful new album of duets.” Richard Scheinin 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, …MORE
Riverside
Dave Douglas / Riverside
RELEASE DATE: 2014-04-15
    Buy CD/Digital   “...a sturdily approachable new jazz quartet...this is a band that could easily keep going for while without running out of options.” Nate Chinen, New York Times  
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Rudy Royston
RELEASE DATE: 2014-02-12
Buy CD/Digital“Rudy is such a dynamic drummer, intensely polyrhythmic, both subtle and explosive. I was delighted when he announced he was working on a record of his own music with a brilliant and eager cast of musicians.”Dave Douglas 303 by Rudy Royston Since moving to New York City in 2006 from his home base in Denver, Rudy Royston has emerged as one of the most exciting and in-demand young drummers on the jazz scene. Having already racked up a list of impressive credits as a sideman with the likes of rising star of the tenor sax, J.D. Allen, alto saxophonist Tia Fuller, bassist Ben …MORE
DD|50: Special Edition 50th Birthday Recordings
Dave Douglas
RELEASE DATE: 2013-09-17
“A beautiful and rugged 2-pc box with a foil-wrapped DD|50 logo holds three Dave Douglas CDs: "Be Still" "Time Travel" and "Pathways." The set is rounded out with a DVD containing previously unreleased in-studio performances and art videos shot by Christoph Green, and a download card granting access to four bonus unreleased tracks. DD|50: Special Edition 50th Birthday Recordings by Dave Douglas Even in his 50th year Dave Douglas shows no sign of slowing down. In fact, this milestone proves to be a focal point in a reexamination driven by many events in his life: musical, personal, …MORE

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