ANFTD #45: Dave Douglas on WKCR 3 of 3

September 2nd, 2017

May 24, 2017 Dave was invited as a guest on the WKCR Musician Show with host Matt Landes. It was a three hour broadcast, which A Noise From The Deep is splitting into three episodes of approximately one hour each. Dave’s approach for the show was to play music by trumpeters he admires that you may not have heard of. Episode Three opens with Carla Bley’s King Korn from the album The New National Anthem, and continues with music from Stephanie Richards, Leron Thomas, Allison Philips, Josh Evans, Ingrid Jensen, and Ibrahim Maalouf. Closes with a brand new Steve Swallow piece. This is a recording of a live show, so even though a call in number is given out, your calls to WKCR during this podcast may not reach a live person. Many thanks to WKCR, Columbia University Radio. wkcr.org

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ANFTD #44: Dave Douglas on WKCR 2 of 3

August 22nd, 2017

May 24, 2017 Dave was invited as a guest on the WKCR Musician Show with host Matt Landes. It was a three hour broadcast, which A Noise From The Deep is splitting into three episodes of approximately one hour each. Dave’s approach for the show was to play music by trumpeters he admires that you may not have heard of. Episode Two opens with Dave’s Forbidden Flags from the album Fabliaux, and continues with music from Jason Palmer, Marquis Hill, Ingmar Thomas, Keyon Harrold, and Maurice Brown. This is a recording of a live show, so even though a call in number is given out, your calls to WKCR during this podcast may not reach a live person. Thanks WKCR. Columbia University Radio. wkcr.org

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ANFTD #43: Dave Douglas on WKCR 1 of 3

August 3rd, 2017

May 24, 2017 Dave was invited as a guest on the WKCR Musician Show with host Matt Landes. It was a three hour broadcast, which A Noise From The Deep is splitting into three episodes of approximately one hour each. Dave’s approach for the show was to play music by trumpeters he admires that you may not have heard of. Episode One includes music by Theljon Allen, Theo Croker, Verneri Pohjola, Oskar Stenmark, Nadje Noordhuis, Kevin Cobb, NO BS Brass Band, and South African flugelhornist Feya Faku.

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ANFTD #42: James Brandon Lewis

May 6th, 2017

Dave sat down with tenor saxophonist and composer James Brandon Lewis in April of 2017 in Bergamo, Italy.

James has received accolades from cultural tastemakers such as Ebony Magazine, who hailed him as one of the “7 Young Players to Watch” in 2013. Lewis has shared stages with icons such as Benny Golson, Geri Allen, and Dorinda Clark Cole as well as Ken Filiano, Darius Jones, and Jason Hwang, William Parker and Hamiet Bluiett. Lewis attended Howard University and holds an MFA from California Institute of the Arts.

Music heard in this episode:

ReflectionMoments (2010) with Neil Kogan, guitar; Robert Holliday, piano; Ben Shepherd, bass; John Shebalin, drums & percussion.

Break IIIDays of FreeMan (2015) with Jamaladeen Tacuma, bass; Rudy Royston, drums; Hprizm, sound design / beats;
Supernatural, rapper.

Lament for JLewDays of FreeMan (2015)

DesensitizedDivine Travels (2014) with William Parker, bass and Gerald Cleaver, drums.

Wading Child in the Motherless WaterDivine Travels (2014)

Raise Up Off MeNo Filter (2017) with Luke Stewart, bass; Warren G Crudup III, drums.

Say WhatNo Filter (2017)

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ANFTD #41: Joe Lovano

March 21st, 2017

Joe Lovano and Dave Douglas

Joe Lovano talks about his long-time home and session pad in the loft at 23rd Street and 6th Avenue in New York. He also talks about Hank Jones, Paul Motian, and improvisation, and about the spiritual aspect and the spirits in his music. Great thoughts from a great musician.

Music heard in this episode:

Bird’s Eye View – Joe Lovano, Hank Jones, George Mraz, Lewis Nash

Journey Within – Joe Lovano, Lionel Loueke, Otis Brown III, Francisco Mela

Cool, Streams of Expression Pt. 2 – Joe Lovano, Tim Hagans, Barry Ries, Larry Farrell, Steve Slagle, George Garzone, Ralph Lalama, Gary Smulyan, John Hicks, Dennis Irwin, Lewis Nash

Amber – Joe Lovano, Dave Douglas, Mark Dresser

It Should Have Happened A Long Time Ago – Paul Motian Trio: Joe Lovano, Bill Frisell, Paul Motian

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We’ve launched our 40th podcast!

February 17th, 2017

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, Stitcher, and Google Play.

We’re honored to 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!

ANFTD #40: Roswell Rudd

February 10th, 2017

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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ANFTD #39: Kris Davis

January 6th, 2017

photo by Peter Gannushkin – downtownmusic.net

Pianist-composer Kris Davis has blossomed as one of the singular talents on the New York jazz scene, a deeply thoughtful, resolutely individual artist who offers “uncommon creative adventure,” according to JazzTimes. The Vancouver-born, Brooklyn-residing Davis was dubbed one of the music’s top up-and-comers in a 2012 New York Times article titled “New Pilots at the Keyboard,” with the newspaper saying: “Over the past couple years in New York, one method for deciding where to hear jazz on a given night has been to track down the pianist Kris Davis.” Reviewing one of the series of striking albums Davis has released over the past half-decade, the Chicago Sun-Times lauded the “sense of kaleidoscopic possibilities” in her playing and compositions.

Long favored by her peers and jazz fans in the know, Davis has earned high praise from no less than star pianist and MacArthur “Genius” Grant honoree Jason Moran, who included her in his Best of 2012 piece in Art Forum, writing: “A freethinking, gifted pianist on the scene, Davis lives in each note that she plays. Her range is impeccable; she tackles prepared piano, minimalism and jazz standards, all under one umbrella. I consider her an honorary descendant of Cecil Taylor and a welcome addition to the fold.”

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A note from Dave Douglas

December 2nd, 2016

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Thanks for listening.

If you enjoy the music and projects here at Greenleaf, we could really use your support. The best way to do that is to consider joining us at as a subscriber at any level right now. It’s not only a way to support the work and the artists, it also gives you access to all sorts of music you wouldn’t hear otherwise.

Maybe you enjoy the podcast, A Noise From The Deep, featuring conversations about music with musicians. Maybe you are enjoying the new Rudy Royston album, or the recent Ryan Keberle release. Maybe you’ve heard about the new Linda Oh record that’s in production. Maybe you dig seeing all the sheet music we make available at our store. New releases of my projects will keep coming at the current pace.

In any case, all of those projects are made in the hopes that the music will be heard! And we could really use your support as a subscriber to keep it going. Small businesses like ours in creative music are nimble enough to keep moving forward. We need you to stand with us to water, weed, and grow our operations. Join us now if you can.

Thanks again for listening.

Dave Douglas

ANFTD #38: Laurie Frink

November 30th, 2016
Laurie Frink with Dizzy Gillespie

Laurie Frink with Dizzy Gillespie

In this episode four great trumpeters: Nadje Noordhuis, Michael Rodriguez, Dave Ballou and Keyon Harrold, along with myself, discuss their experiences and practices of studying with Laurie Frink!

The discussion was recorded at the Festival of New Trumpet Music in NYC on September 25 in front of a live audience. It also includes recordings of Laurie herself playing and talking. This was a great tribute to a great teacher, but also a living demonstration that Laurie’s lessons live on with all of us!

Whether you are a trumpeter or not, there is plenty to learn from in here. It’s a pleasure to share this wisdom on the feed of A Noise From The Deep.

Thanks,
Dave

laurie-frink-photo-by-takashi-yashimaANNOUNCING THE LAURIE FRINK BRASS SUMMIT #6, to be held on Monday December 5th from 2-4pm in Laurie’s studio. An opportunity for brass players to get together and chat about Laurie’s teaching methods, swap notes, and have some light refreshments. Tony Kadleck will be our esteemed speaker. Entry is a suggested $20 donation, which will go towards the Laurie Frink Career Grant fund. PLACES ARE EXTREMELY LIMITED – YOU MUST RSVP to lauriefrinkcareergrant@gmail.com to attend. Don’t miss out!

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L-R: Keyon Harrold, Dave Douglas, Nadje Noordhuis, Dave Ballou, Mike Rodriguez.