Pre-order “Present Joys” at the Greenleaf Music Store Today

Posted by: Emily on July 16, 2014 @ 10:53 am
Filed under: Dave Douglas & Uri Caine

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Greenleaf Music is proud to announce that “Present Joys” is now available for pre-order at the Greenleaf Music store and 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.

Order your copy now!


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“Present Joys” Available for Pre-Order Today

Posted by: Emily on June 24, 2014 @ 4:00 am
Filed under: Dave Douglas & Uri Caine

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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 HarpYe Olde New-England Psalm-TunesThe 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.

Order your copy now!


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A Noise From The Deep Podcast, Episode 21: Lenny Pickett

Posted by: Emily on June 6, 2014 @ 3:56 pm
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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.

Tracks:
“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

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Dave Douglas Northwest Residency and Quintet Performances

Posted by: Emily on May 27, 2014 @ 10:10 am
Filed under: Dave Douglas

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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
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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

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Praise for “Riverside”

Posted by: Emily on May 19, 2014 @ 7:00 am
Filed under: Riverside

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The reviews are in! Critics love “Riverside,” the collaboration between co-leaders Dave Douglas and Chet Doxas featuring Steve Swallow and Jim Doxas. Grab your copy today!

“..a sturdily approachable new jazz quartet…this is a band that could easily keep going for a while without running out of options.”
Nate Chinen, New York Times

“Riverside injects some toe-tapping, feel-good soul and brotherly hoots and hollers into the music.”
Ken Micallef, DownBeat

“A great jazz disc predicated on one of the most heartening jazz revivals in many years.”
Jeff Simon, Buffalo News

“The deceptive simplicity of folk-based themes, rich harmonic counterpoint and subtle rhythmic interplay are the basic foundations of Giuffre’s aesthetic—aspects Riverside makes its own on this vibrant premiere.”
Troy Collins, All About Jazz

“…a great collection of compositions album that is free in spirit and feeling.”
Paul Acquaro, Free Jazz Blog


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Dave Douglas and Uri Caine Record First Duo Album, “Present Joys”

Posted by: Emily on May 7, 2014 @ 10:01 am
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Greenleaf Music is very proud to announce “Present Joys,” out July 22,  a new album from longtime collaborators Dave Douglas and Uri Caine.

“Present Joys” brings Douglas and Caine together for an intimate but exploratory outing inspired by “The Sacred Harp” tradition. The pair take on five pieces from shape-note tunebooks, as well as several new Douglas compositions undertaken in the same vein. These ten pieces engage Douglas’ trumpet and Caine’s piano in a captivating conversation full of memorable melodies and intricate digressions.

“I’ve always loved the Sacred Harp songs and started thinking about how to do them in the wake of ‘Be Still,’” Douglas says.

“Playing duo is a special challenge, especially when accompanying a singer or horn player,” says Caine. “The pianist is often responsible for keeping the groove happening as well as creating textures for the soloists. There is also a lot of freedom in playing duo as well as the chance to create a dialogue with another musician, which is a lot of fun with a musician like Dave.”

“The Sacred Harptunes are very heartfelt pieces, and I had no intention to play them with any irony,” says Douglas. “I think the music is really beautiful and hopefully the way that we play them allows the tunes to ring through in a way that jazz listeners and ‘Sacred Harp’ fans will appreciate and value.”

The duo is currently on tour–catch them in your city!


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A Noise From The Deep Podcast, Episode 20: Steph Richards

Posted by: Emily on May 1, 2014 @ 7:51 am
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Trumpeter and composer Steph Richards gets deep with the ANTD team and talks composition, improvisation, music w/ theatrical elements. There’s certainly some trumpet nerd out stuff too. Dave talks about a Laurie Frink scholarship and plays Michael some music from Henry Cow and Ornette Coleman.

Tracks:

River Euphrates-Steph Richards arr. Francis Black of the Pixies w/Asphalt Orchestra (unreleased)
Rotations-Steph Richards Live @ Jane’s Carousel 2012, Brooklyn (unreleased)
Trains (shape no. 5)-Steph Richards with the Deli Trio, Live at Korzo 2014 (unreleased)
Chant-Brandon Ross’ Pendulum, Live at Nublu 2013 (unreleased)
March-Steph Richards, The Calendar Suite (unreleased)
Nirvana For Mice-Henry Cow, Leg End (Virgin Records)
Voice Poetry-Ornette Coleman, Body Meta (Polygram Records)

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Riverside Co-Leader Dave Douglas on Jimmy Giuffre

Posted by: Emily on April 28, 2014 @ 10:58 am
Filed under: Riverside

In honor of the new Riverside album, co-leader Dave Douglas reflects on his favorite Jimmy Giuffre arrangements and compositions. Dave Douglas and Chet Doxas formed the new collaborative project honoring the musical legacy of composer, bandleader, saxophonist and clarinetist Jimmy Giuffre. “Riverside” is out now!

“The Swamp People”
Effortless flow of rhythm and melody. And such an unusual yet natural sounding tune! I can’t listen to these tracks without wondering how much of the arrangement was arranged and how much improvised on the spot. I feel it is mostly improvised because the call and response is ready and willing.

“The Lonely Time”
Really unique guitar work from Jim Hall. Such a mournful piece and yet uplifting from the clarion sound of Brookmeyer.

“California Here I Come”
Again with the effortless flow. They must have loved California. Or something.

“Show Me The Way To Go Home”
Indeed.

“Ictus”
Composition by Carla Bley that epitomizes so much of her brilliant early writing. The trio played a lot of her tunes, and if you’re not familiar with her early work, the quintets on Fontana with Steve Lacy are also an extraordinary place to start.


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Dave Douglas and Uri Caine Take “Present Joys” on the Road

Posted by: Emily on April 23, 2014 @ 2:36 pm
Filed under: Dave Douglas
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In honor of “Present Joys,” the forthcoming album by longtime collaborators Dave Douglas and Uri Caine, Greenleaf Music is proud to present an international tour this spring and summer.

“Present Joys,” to be released July 22, brings Douglas and Caine together for an intimate but exploratory outing inspired by “The Sacred Harp” tradition. The pair take on five pieces from shape-note tunebooks, as well as several new Douglas compositions undertaken in the same vein. These ten pieces engage Douglas’ trumpet and Caine’s piano in a captivating conversation full of memorable melodies and intricate digressions.

“The Sacred Harptunes are very heartfelt pieces, and I had no intention to play them with any irony,” says Douglas. “I think the music is really beautiful and hopefully the way that we play them allows the tunes to ring through in a way that jazz listeners and “Sacred Harp” fans will appreciate and value.”

Catch the duo live in these cities!

April 26 - Torino Jazz Festival, Torino, IT
April 27 - Volkshaus Basel, Basel, CH
April 29 - Teatro Lope de Vega, Sevilla, ES
April 30 - Nochtspeicher, Hamburg, DE
May 1 - Katowice JazzArt Festival, Katowice, PL
May 2 - Leeds Grand Theatre, Leeds, UK
May 4 - Bray Jazz Festival, Bray, IE
May 6 - Pol Sud, Strasbourg, FR
May 7 - Kulturzentrum Dieselstrasse, Esslingen, DE
May 8 - Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome, IT
May 9 - Europa Jazz Festival, Le Mans, FR
May 11 - Casino Estoril Auditorium, Estoril, PT

US Tour

July 25 - Ars Nova Workshop, Philadelphia, PA
July 26 - An Die Musik, Baltimore, MD


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Co-Leader Chet Doxas on Riverside

Posted by: admin on April 21, 2014 @ 3:32 pm
Filed under: Riverside

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Wow! What a way to spend a week. We had a great time out on the road celebrating the release week of Riverside, performing in New York, Boston, Quebec City and Toronto. Getting to see and hear how the music changes from night to night and venue to venue is always the most exciting part for me. Since much of the music features free improvised sections (especially Dave’s tunes), the vibe can be so different night to night. We also noticed how much a venue can play into this, and specifically, the sound on stage.

As for playing with these incredible musicians, the energy was something that never lacked. I’m pretty sure that Dave is part superhero. During the many talks I had with Steve, we talked about how sometimes you forget how hard an instrument like the trumpet can be because Dave plays it so well and with unparalleled energy, focus and communication. You really get the feeling that there’s no barrier between what he can think up and then execute. Steve and Jimmy provided a wonderful combination of support and adventurism to every tune we played. Steve is such a master of playing in the setting of “one foot in, one foot out” that when you play you feel like you can just hop for the ride and take the wheel for a while. Jimmy also loved to play this way and a lot the music sets up well for this type of playing. He played his butt off every night!

Another talk I had with Steve was about that awesome feeling after the gig when you’re so elated but can’t remember a single thing that you played. We agreed that it probably means that you never tried to force anything or make that conscious decision to tell yourself “now I’m going to play this cool thing that I practiced all week.”

On April 14 and 15th we had the pleasure of welcoming Andy Clausen to the Jazz Standard on the trombone as a special guest. Andy is an outstanding young trombonist who also works at Greenleaf Music. I am looking forward to the next time I get to play with Andy. He will be playing the role of the bass but covered on trombone July 16 with Riverside in the Dolomites in Italy.

All in all, it was a heck of a way to spend a week–filled with great times on and off the band stand, pleasantly smooth travel days and good meals. I can’t wait to get back out for the summer festival season.

See you out there,
Chet


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