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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
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
“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.”
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 puts a contemporary stamp on small group improvisation while evoking the dynamic ensembles led by clarinetist Jimmy Giuffre.
The quartet, co-led by Dave Douglas and clarinetist/tenor saxophonist Chet Doxas, has a rhythm section comprised of Steve Swallow, bass (a former member of Giuffre’s celebrated trio) and Jim Doxas, drums. Riverside blends a love for improvised music, bluegrass, sacred hymns and Appalachian music to create an aesthetic rooted in Americana and jazz.
The quartet aims to show their appreciation and respect for the late reedsman and composer, but …MORE
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
“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