Dark Territory Available Now!

Posted by: mark on April 15, 2016 @ 11:19 pm
Filed under: Dave Douglas, High Risk


Dark Territory, the new recording from Dave Douglas’ electronic-inspired High Risk project, is out today!

This Limited Edition LP is available on 180 gram vinyl and includes a complete digital audio download.

Regarding the album

Regarding the album’s title, Dave says:

“Dark Territory was inspired by the author Fred Kaplan and his new book about the history of cyberwar. Fred suggested the title Dark Territory for the second High Risk album, and I think it is fitting because of the murky and mysterious terrain between improvisation, composition and technology. The players on this album, Shigeto, Jonathan Maron and Mark Guiliana, definitely employed some devious tactics in making this recording. Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyberwar is also the title of Fred’s new book for Simon & Schuster. The new LP should make happy listening for readers of Fred’s great book.”

Here’s how to get it:

– in North America, visit your local Record Store Day indie shop to pick it up.
– if you’re outside North America, Greenleaf can arrange to get you the LP. Respond to this email and let us know you want it!
– anyone can purchase the digital music from our store
– both LPs and CDs will be available worldwide on July 8

Dave will be signing records at Woodstock Music Shop today in Woodstock, NY from 11am to noon. Drop by and say hi!

Don’t miss the band’s US release shows at Regattabar in Cambridge, MA on Friday, May 6 and Roulette in Brooklyn, NY on Saturday, May 7.


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High Risk US Dates Announced!

Posted by: mark on April 5, 2016 @ 3:46 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

In support of their upcoming release Dark Territory, Dave Douglas‘ High Risk featuring Shigeto, Jonathan Maron and Mark Guiliana will perform select US dates in May.

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They’ll be at Boston’s Regattabar on Friday, May 6 and Brooklyn’s Roulette on Saturday, May y. Both of these are debut performances in both cities!

Get your tickets now, pick up a copy of the record, and here this great group live!

Tour Dates:

Friday, May 6 – Regattabar – Cambridge, MA Buy Tickets
Saturday, May 7 – Roulette – Brooklyn, NY Buy Tickets

Dark Territory, the group’s latest release,  will be available exclusively on 180 Gram vinyl beginning Record Store Day on Saturday, April 16.

We’ll be announcing dates for an extensive European tour in the summer! Stay tuned and see you out there!

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5 Star Review of Fabliaux in the Australian!

Posted by: mark on April 4, 2016 @ 3:43 pm
Filed under: Dave Douglas, Press

Fabliaux by Dave Douglas & Monash Art Ensemble has received a five star review from The Australian:

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“…a highly unusual suite of jazz-influenced interpretations of medieval music, played superbly…
-John McBeath, The Australian

“Douglas, on trumpet, leads 15 members of the Monash Art Ensemble, comprising four woodwinds, three brass, four strings and four percussion, including electronics. They open with the stately ensemble fanfares of Forbidden Flags, traversing it via Marty Holoubek’s contrabass and Craig Beard’s pitched percussion to Douglas’s triumphantly soaring solo.

Frieze begins with a subdued ensemble passage of Rob Burke’s clarinet, Mirko Guerrini on bass clarinet and Lauchlan Davidson’s soprano sax, gradually evolving atonally into an out-of-tempo high-treble wild spree. Strings come to the fore in rolling, calming sequences for Wagon Wheels, and then as guitar and bass provide a travelling foundation and tempo slides away, pizzicato violin leads into the theme to close.

Unlike most of these tracks, Tower of the Winds commences with a rhythmic beat as clarinet, flute and Jordan Murray’s trombone weave around Douglas’s invigorated trumpet ahead of ensemble marching chord stabs, powered by Kieran Rafferty’s speedy drumming, all dissolving into an extended, improvised piano solo of building intensity by Grabowsky.”

Read the entire review here.

Learn more about the album here.

Purchase: Bandcamp | iTunes | Amazon

If you’re in Australia, you can order the album from our wonderful partner label Jazzhead.


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New Sanctuary | Aprile

Posted by: russell on April 1, 2016 @ 7:42 pm
Filed under: Dave Douglas, Subscriber Downloads


A note from Dave:

Listeners to the original Sanctuary will hear references to that work in the piece Aprile, from the New Sanctuary project. The arrival of spring is always an exciting time, and a recent week spent in Bergamo, Italy, reminded me how far back that history goes. The image here is from the street calendar in the old square of Bergamo’s upper city, dating back hundreds of years. The fragments of melody in Aprile are drawn from architectural  planning and thought, design in music having so much in common with planning and construction of physical objects. Marc Ribot is a brilliant harmonist, and Susie Ibarra makes deft use of her microtonally pitch kulintang bells on this piece.

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Dave Douglas Signing Event on Record Store Day!

Posted by: mark on @ 9:09 am
Filed under: Dave Douglas, Events


For Record Store Day on Saturday, April 16, Dave Douglas will be signing records at Woodstock Music Shop in Woodstock, New York!

He’ll be signing Dark Territory, the brand recording from the High Risk project with Shigeto, Jonathan Maron and Mark Guiliana. The album is an official Record Store Day Special Release available only on Limited Edition 12″ 180 Gram vinyl.

So drop by the store between 11am and noon to meet Dave and get your record signed!

And if you can’t make it to Woodstock, contact your local record shop to make sure they plan to have it! A list of participating stores can be found here.


Dave Douglas Signing Event
Saturday, April 16, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Woodstock Music Shop
6 Rock City Rd, Woodstock, NY 12498
April 16 hours: 9am-6pm

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Ryan Keberle Azul Infinito Tour Continues This Week!

Posted by: mark on March 28, 2016 @ 12:37 pm
Filed under: Ryan Keberle



Having just returned from very successful run of dates in Europe, Ryan Keberle & Catharsis continue their CD release tour for Azul Infinito with performances in the US this week. Don’t miss your chance to hear this band in person!

Wednesday, March 30, Twins Jazz, Washington, DC Details here.
Thursday, March 31, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC Details here.
Friday, April 1, Carolina Theater, Durham, NC Details here.

Check out all of Ryan’s upcoming shows here:


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A Noise From The Deep Podcast Episode 35: Jonathan Finlayson

Posted by: russell on March 25, 2016 @ 9:04 pm
Filed under: Dave Douglas, Podcast

Photo by: Everett McCourt, 2013

Jonathan Finlayson has been recognized by the New York Times as “…an incisive and often surprising trumpeter,” who is “…fascinated with composition.” Born in 1982 in Berkeley, CA, Finlayson began playing the trumpet at the age of ten in the Oakland public school system. He came under the tutelage of Bay Area legend Robert Porter, a veteran trumpeter from the bebop era who took Finlayson under his wing; he was often seen accompanying Porter on his gigs about town and sitting in on the popular Sunday nights jam session at the Bird Cage. He subsequently attended the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music where he studied with Eddie Henderson, Jimmy Owens and Cecil Bridgewater.

Finlayson is a disciple of the saxophonist/composer/conceptualist Steve Coleman, having joined his band Five Elements in 2000 at the age of 18. He is widely admired for his ability to tackle cutting-edge musical concepts with aplomb. Finlayson has performed and recorded in groups led by Steve Lehman, Mary Halvorson, Craig Taborn, Henry Threadgill and played alongside notables such as Von Freeman, Jason Moran, Dafnis Prieto and Vijay Iyer.



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Dave Douglas Meets the Westerlies!

Posted by: mark on @ 12:30 pm
Filed under: Dave Douglas, Mannes School of Music, Rudy Royston, The Westerlies


Mannes School of Music and the Festival of New Trumpet Music present Dave Douglas Meets The Westerlies with Rudy Royston on drums.

Dave has written a bunch of new music for this New York-based brass quartet that includes Riley Mulherkar and Zubin Hensler on trumpet, and Andy Clausen and Willem de Koch on trombone.

Don’t miss this FREE performance on Wednesday, March 30 at 7pm. For more details, click here. See you out there!


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Announcing a New Album by High Risk: Dark Territory!

Posted by: mark on March 18, 2016 @ 9:00 am
Filed under: Dave Douglas, High Risk, LP, Releases


We’re excited to announce the release of Dark Territory, the new album by High Risk!

The follow up to the group’s eponymous 2015 debut, this recording features brand new music from the electronic-inspired ensemble that includes Dave Douglas on trumpet, Shigeto on electronics, Jonathan Maron on bass and Mark Guiliana on drums.

This material will be released exclusively on Limited Edition 12″ 180 Gram vinyl as a Record Store Day 2016 Exclusive on April 16, 2016! Each LP will include a code for downloading the digital audio.

Contact your local indie record shop and let them know that you are looking to pick this up. And check out the complete list of Special Releases for details about all the great music that will be available!

If digital is your thing, the digital audio is also available for purchase directly from Greenleaf Music. Preorder your high-quality audio here.

And stay tuned for spring and summer tour date announcements in the US and Europe!

Enjoy the music!


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Tiny Bell Trio Sheet Music Available Now!

Posted by: mark on March 16, 2016 @ 1:09 am
Filed under: Dave Douglas, Sheet Music, Tiny Bell Trio


We’re proud to announce the release of the Tiny Bell Trio sheet music, featuring compositions composed by Dave Douglas for the influential trio that included guitarist Brad Shepik and drummer Jim Black.

The books, available in physical and digital form, include lead sheets for twenty-six compositions from each of the group’s four albums, five trumpet solo transcriptions by Taylor Barnett, and copies of several original handwritten scores!

In addition, transpositions of the lead sheets are also available.

Take the opportunity to delve deeply into this music and order your copy here.

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