Riverside featuring Carla Bley tours Europe

Posted by: mark on November 7, 2017 @ 2:36 pm
Filed under: Artists, Chet Doxas, Dave Douglas

Riverside, co-led by trumpeter Dave Douglas and saxophonist Chet Doxas, is touring Europe in November with special guest Carla Bley.

The tour is in support of the group’s second record, The New National Anthem, which was released in June to widespread acclaim and features bassist Steve Swallow and drummer Jim Doxas,

While the ensemble did play a couple of concerts with the celebrated pianist and composer during their summer tour, this is their European debut.

Details:

11.17 Lugo, Spain | Festival de Jazz De Lugo | Details
11.18 Palermo, Italy | Real Teatro Santa Cecilia | Details
11.20 Paris, France | New Morning | Details
11.22 Berlin, Germany | Zig Zag Jazz ClubDetails
11.23 Munich, Germany | Unterfahrt JazzclubDetails
11.24 Schiltigheim, France | Jazzdor FestivalDetails
11.25 London, England | Pizza Express Jazz Club Details
11.27 Hannover, Germany | Jazzclub HannoverDetails
11.28 Foggia, Italy | Teatro Umberto GiordanoDetails
11.29 Madrid, Spain | Festival Jazz de MadridDetails

The New National Anthem is available at Bandcamp and iTunes.

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Metamorphosis | Perseus

Posted by: robyn on @ 10:00 am
Filed under: Dave Douglas, Subscriber Downloads

Perseus. In which Dave gets to play with four of his heroes. Wadada Leo Smith, Oliver Lake, Fred Frith and Andrew Cyrille. What a dream come true. I’m humbled by these great improvisers—the dynamics in action here are astounding. I loved especially playing with fellow trumpeter Wadada on this session, the call and response both challenging and energizing. Coming around to Perseus (after starting in on Andromeda) feels like a call back to that earlier piece. This is the second to last piece in the series. Thanks for listening. And if you are just joining us, enjoy the whole suite!
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Greenleaf Subscribers can stream and download all of the tracks from the Metamorphosis series on Bandcamp.

If you’re a Greenleaf Subscriber and you haven’t already redeemed your Bandcamp code for this series, go here.

Click here to learn more about the Metamorphosis Subscriber Series. Program notes can be found here.

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We’ve launched Bandcamp for Labels!

We’re excited to announce that we have launched our label page on Bandcamp!

Check out all of our releases by Dave Douglas, Ryan Keberle, Rudy Royston, Greg Ward, Donny McCaslin, Linda May Han Oh, Matt Ulery, Chris Robert Macdonald, Kneebody, Nicole Mitchell and Michael Bates.

And we’re moving our subscription service to Bandcamp as well to take advantage of all of the great features that they offer. Check it out here.

Have a look around and let us know what you think!

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Jazz Gallery benefit for Puerto Rico

Posted by: mark on October 23, 2017 @ 11:00 am
Filed under: Artists, Dave Douglas

Saxophonist Miguel Zenon has put together an amazing group of musicians who are coming together to present a benefit concert for the victims Puerto Rico’s Hurricane María.

The event will take place on November 1st at the Jazz Gallery in New York City.

The roster of confirmed musicians includes Peter Bernstein, Dave Douglas, Kurt Elling, Marcus Gilmore, Larry Grenadier, Jon Irabagon, Branford Marsalis, Christian Mcbride, Luis Perdomo, Jorge Roeder, Rudy Royston, John Scofield and Bill Stewart.

Check the Jazz Gallery website for more details and get your tickets here.

All proceeds will go to the  Puerto Rico Recovery Fund.

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Little Giant Still Life press roundup

Posted by: mark on October 20, 2017 @ 1:44 pm
Filed under: Artists, Dave Douglas

Press for the the new Dave Douglas album Little Giant Still Life featuring The Westerlies and Anwar Marshall is starting to come in. Here’s a selection of what folks are saying about the record.

“Dave Douglas doesn’t pass the torch to The Westerlies. They both already possess the same flame … All the proof you need is Douglas’s songs, the Westerlies’s musicianship, and Anwar Marshall’s unwavering percussive anchor … ‘Colonial Cubism’ does the trick there, finding all six musicians in the driver’s seat.”
– John Garrett, Pop Matters

“Little Giant Still Life (Greenleaf Music), is the work of an inquisitive, ambitious artist who draws inspiration from numerous sources.”
– Downbeat News Feature

“The musicians tender a mesmeric sequence of musical events … the radiant themes with Douglas’ sinuous arrangements yield gratifying results … there are an abundance of crests and sinuously executed passages on this album as the ensemble operates in perpetual motion while reengineering primary motifs along the way.”
– Glenn Astarita, All About Jazz

“Dave Douglas … is the ideal person to collaborate with The Westerlies, a new-breed brass quartet. Their new album, Little Giant Still Life, … also features drummer Anwar Marshall, who knows how to bring muscle to a groove without a heavy trudge.

This being a Dave Douglas project, there’s also a source of outside inspiration: the work of Stuart Davis, a defining American modernist whose paintings have more than a passing relationship to jazz. The album is named after a 1950 painting whose defining feature is the word ‘CHAMPION,’ bisected with diagonal lines but as legible and graphic as a logo. Douglas seems to be thinking in that mode too: the pace here is triumphant, and the harmonies (the low rumble of those perfect parallels!) convey a determined gravitas.”
– Nate Chinen, Take Five piece on WBGO.org

Little Giant Still Life contains [Douglas’] impressions of 12 Stuart Davis artworks, refracted into intricate scores for The Westerlies, a pan-stylistic bass ensemble that plays with ‘intense precision’ and the erudite 22-year Philadelphia drummer Anwar Masrshall.”
– Ted Panken, JAZZIZ feature, October 2017

 

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Little Giant interviews

Posted by: mark on @ 10:12 am
Filed under: Artists, Dave Douglas

We’ve put together a collection of videos about the new album Little Giant Still Life featuring Dave Douglas, The Westerlies and Anwar Marshall including footage from the studio session, rehearsal videos and interviews with the musicians about the music.

Watch Dave Douglas here in conversation with trombonist Andy Clausen talking about Dave’s compositional process.

Join now as a Greenleaf Music subscriber to get access to additional exclusive behind-the-scenes interview clips.

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Little Giant available today!

Posted by: mark on @ 9:12 am
Filed under: Artists, Dave Douglas

We’re excited to announce the release of the new album by Dave Douglas, The Westerlies and Anwar Marshall.

Little Giant Still Life is available now on  iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and from our Bandcamp store. You can also stream the title track on Spotify and Apple Music!

The groups is playing album release shows tonight at BRIC Jazzfest in Brooklyn, NY and on October 28th at the Jack London Revue in Portland, Oregon.

Check out some of the reviews the record has received so far!

 

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Exclusive Video: Interviews with Dave Douglas, Anwar Marshall and Riley Mulherkar

Posted by: mark on October 19, 2017 @ 1:46 pm
Filed under: Artists, Dave Douglas

For the new release  Little Giant Still Life featuring Dave Douglas, The Westerlies and Anwar Marshall, we’ve put together a couple of video interviews on the making of the album.

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Little Giant featured on WBGO’s Take Five

Posted by: mark on October 17, 2017 @ 2:24 pm
Filed under: Artists, Dave Douglas

The new album from Dave Douglas, The Westerlies and Anwar Marshall is featured in this week’s Take Five piece on WBGO.org.

Here’s Nate Chinen’s commentary:

Let’s get down to brass tracks. (Sorry.) Dave Douglas, who founded the Festival of New Trumpet Music, is the ideal person to collaborate with The Westerlies, a new-breed brass quartet. Their new album, Little Giant Still Life, due out on Greenleaf Music on Friday, also features drummer Anwar Marshall, who knows how to bring muscle to a groove without a heavy trudge.

This being a Dave Douglas project, there’s also a source of outside inspiration: the work of Stuart Davis, a defining American modernist whose paintings have more than a passing relationship to jazz. The album is named after a 1950 painting whose defining feature is the word “CHAMPION,” bisected with diagonal lines but as legible and graphic as a logo. Douglas seems to be thinking in that mode too: the pace here is triumphant, and the harmonies (the low rumble of those perfect parallels!) convey a determined gravitas.

You can read the entire piece here.

The album will be released worldwide this Friday.

Pre-order Little Giant Still Life now on Bandcamp, iTunes and Amazon.

The group plays release shows in Brooklyn, New York on October 20 and Portland, Oregon on October 28.

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Little Giant to be released in one week!

Posted by: mark on October 13, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
Filed under: Artists, Dave Douglas

We’re one week away from the worldwide release of Little Giant Still Life featuring Dave Douglas, The Westerlies and Anwar Marshall.

Available now for pre-order on Bandcamp, iTunes, Amazon and Google Play. You can also stream the title track on Spotify and Apple Music!

For more on the record, check out the feature in Downbeat as well as a review by All About Jazz Italia.

And don’t miss the group’s album release shows in Brooklyn, New York on October 20 and Portland, Oregon on October 28.

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