Here’s a preview track from Metamorphosis, our new Subscribers Series.
Nate Chinen of WBGO says of the track, “the sound of the ensemble morphs and mutates like an interstellar nebula: notice how the track opens with a brusque, nearly tactile statement on trumpet, and winds down in glittery, mechanized abstraction.”
Please join us for the legendary premiere of this music at The Appel Room on March 3 and 4.
Many of these artists have never seen before at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Help us make history.
Ticket discounts are available to the Greenleaf community. See you there!
The live premiere of Dave Douglas’ Metamorphosis takes place at the Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center on March 3 and 4 featuring outstanding improvisers Wadada Leo Smith, Oliver Lake, Marc Ribot, Myra Melford, Mark Dresser, Susie Ibarra, and Andrew Cyrille. Based on the composition that comprises our 2017 Subscriber Series, these performances are sure to be enthralling.
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Save 25% when you use the discount code “JazzFan25” when you purchase your tickets online, at the box office or through CenterCharge.
Don’t miss your chance to see the live debut of this unique ensemble.
With the launch of our latest A Noise From The Deep podcast featuring trombonist Roswell Rudd, we’re celebrating our 40th podcast!
Since it’s debut in 2013 with Henry Threadgill, the series has included a broad range of musicians and personalities discussing their creative process with Dave Douglas.
All of the podcasts are available on our website as well as iTunes and Stitcher.
We’re honored to shine a light on these great artists and provide our community with the opportunity to learn more about these great artists and their work.
Thanks to all of our supporters for listening. We hope you’ll continue to explore the work of these great artists.
Listen and enjoy!
Soundprints, the quintet led be Dave Douglas and Joe Lovano, is playing some dates in the US Northeast, including New York, Stony Brook and Cambridge.
They’ll be playing some brand new music and some repertoire from their debut album Live at Monterey Jazz Festival. The band will include pianist Lawrence Fields, bassist Linda Oh and drummer Rudy Royston.
Look for a new album from this group in the near future. See you out there!
February 21-26 New York, NY | Village Vanguard | Details
February 27 Stony Brook, NY | The Jazz Loft | Details
March 2 Boston, MA | Regattabar | Details
Trombonist and composer Roswell Rudd has been a force in American music for over 60 years. Emerging from the brass and Dixieland bands of New England colleges in the mid-1950s, Rudd went on to New York to join fellow-seekers Steve Lacy, Herbie Nichols, Archie Shepp, Milford Graves, Cecil Taylor, Carla Bley, Charlie Haden and many others. An important aspect of Rudd’s work came about in doing research for Alan Lomax, categorizing and analyzing hundreds of hours of musical field recordings from around the globe over a span of several decades. He credits this work with deepening his understanding of musical systems, giving him the ability to travel anywhere in the world and fit into disparate musical traditions and practices.
Rudd and his partner, producer Verna Gillis, have traveled the world since 2001, producing ground-breaking collaborations with musicians from Mali, Mongolia, China and Siberia. Roswell Rudd conducts master classes and workshops, as well as continuing to perform. His most recent recording is a collaboration with the vocalist Heather Masse entitled August Love Song.
THE OLDERS, Roswell Rudd and Verna Gillis, are ready to release their new song/video AWESOME & GRUESOME.
We’d like to give a special THANK YOU to Verna Gillis for her help in creating this episode. Podcast is edited by Geoff Countryman.
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We are really excited for big changes for Linda May Han Oh! After two recordings for Greenleaf Music, of which we are extremely proud, Linda has decided to go her own way and join the label of her partner, Fabian Almazan, and Biophilia Records. We’ve heard Linda’s new recording and it is fantastic! You’re not going to want to miss it. We are sad to see her leave Greenleaf, but thrilled with the new projects and plans going on at Biophilia. We wish her every success! Her excellent titles will remain in our catalog and be available to listen to here.
Check out Linda’s artist page on the Biophilia site. And look for the new record in the coming weeks!
The February subscription track from Metamorphosis just went up. You can get it by joining us here. If you’re not a subscriber, you can read Dave’s description of the new track, which is a quartet featuring Dave Douglas, Oliver Lake, Fred Frith and Yasushi Nakamura.
This month’s recording from Metamorphosis features Dave Douglas in a quartet with Oliver Lake, Fred Frith and Yasushi Nakamura.
Boötes is one of the more mysterious constellations. Known as the herdsman or ox-driver, Boötes was also known in the figure of a winemaker whose vintage was so strong as to simply knock people out. It was an inspiration to interpret this myth and the star formation alongside these three great musicians. We started out at a sprint on this track, and as it goes along it settles into a quite beautiful and mysterious harmonic territory. Fred Frith, through tuning and retuning the guitar in mid-performance, creates a gliding underpinning to the whole thing. Oliver Lake’s deep tone penetrates straight through the texture of the four instruments. Yasushi Nakamura has that supple, rich acoustic tone that provides a context for the whole group. This is a quartet I look forward to rediscovering and following deeper in future performances.
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Metamorphosis, the new work for improvisers by Dave Douglas, will be premiered live at Jazz at Lincoln Center on March 3 and 4.
The ensemble will include a selection of outstanding improvisers: trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith, saxophonist Oliver Lake, guitarist Marc Ribot, pianist Myra Melford, bassist Mark Dresser, and percussionist Susie Ibarra and drummer / Andrew Cyrille.
The performances will take place in the Appel Room. You can order tickets here.
And check out our 2017 Subscribers Series, which features monthly tracks from Metamorphosis.
WBGO is featuring a track from Metamorphosis, the new Dave Douglas project for eight improvisers and our new Subscriber Series.
They are premiering the track “Halcyon Days,” which is a bonus track from the session that features Wadada Leo Smith, Oliver Lake, Fred Frith, Matt Mitchell, Kris Davis, Yasushi Nakamura and Andrew Cyrille.
Check out the feature by Nate Chinen and listen to the music.
We’re releasing tracks each month for Greenleaf subscribers throughout 2017. Join us to hear this exclusive content and more.
The live premiere of Metamorphosis will take place at the Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center on March 3 and 4.