Tour dates for Dave Douglas and The Westerlies with Anwar Marshall!

Posted by: mark on September 25, 2017 @ 1:52 pm
Filed under: Artists, Dave Douglas

We’ve got tour dates for Dave Douglas and The Westerlies with Anwar Marshall!

The sextet plays Boston, Brooklyn and Portland in support of their October 20th release Little Giant Still Life.

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

Details:

October 14 | Boston, MA @ David Friend Recital Hall | Details
October 20 | Brooklyn, NY @ BRIC Jazzfest | Details
October 28 | Portland, OR @ Jack London Revue | Details

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Stream the title track from Little Giant Still Life

Posted by: mark on September 19, 2017 @ 4:11 pm
Filed under: Artists, Dave Douglas

The title track the upcoming Dave Douglas record Little Giant Still Life is now available for streaming on Spotify and Apple Music!

And Spotify has added the track to their State of Jazz playlist!

The album, which features the brass ensemble The Westerlies and drummer Anwar Marshall, will be released worldwide on October 20th.

And when you pre-order the album on iTunes and Amazon, you’ll receive the title track instantly!

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Little Giant Still Life pre-order begins today!

Posted by: mark on September 11, 2017 @ 12:39 am
Filed under: Artists, Dave Douglas

The new Dave Douglas album Little Giant Still Life is now available for pre-order on iTunes, Amazon and Google Play.

Featuring the four-piece brass ensemble The Westerlies and Anwar Marshall, this new recording features twelve new Douglas compositions and arrangements inspired by the American painter Stuart Davis.

Order it now and receive the title track instantly!

The album will be released worldwide on October 20th.

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Little Giant Still Life

Posted by: russell on @ 12:00 am
Filed under: CD/FLAC/MP3, Dave Douglas, store

with The Westerlies & Anwar Marshall

Twelve brand new Dave Douglas compositions and arrangements for five brass players and drums.

Little Giant Still Life is an exciting new meeting between the acclaimed emerging talents of The Westerlies – known recently for their work with Fleet Foxes, their repertoire of original compositions, and interpretations of the music of Wayne Horvitz, Duke Ellington and others – and the young Philadelphia-based drummer Anwar Marshall (Fresh Cut Orchestra, Kurt Rosenwinkel), all under the compositional vision of trumpeter-composer Dave Douglas. The music contained herein is grooving, swinging, lyrical, and something distinct in Douglas’ 50+ recordings as a leader of original music, and as director of the Greenleaf Music record label, which he founded in 2005.

Much of the music on Little Giant Still Life was inspired by the American painter Stuart Davis, and the music explodes with the same bright colors and excitement that characterize much of Davis’ work. Elaborating on the influence, Douglas notes, “I like the explosive nature of Davis’ work — bright colors, big shapes, images bouncing off each other. Also, the fact that jazz inspired so much of his work was meaningful for me. The song ‘Swing Landscape’ is a good example of Davis refracting what he is hearing in the music for visual use. It’s only natural for musicians to see the work and refract right back!”

While Davis’ mark is felt strongly throughout the album, Douglas’ fledgling relationship with his collaborators are of equal importance. Douglas met The Westerlies – trumpeters Riley Mulherkar and Zubin Hensler and trombonists Willem de Koch and Andy Clausen – at a Chamber Music America event. The five first played together when The Westerlies opened for Douglas’ quintet at Seattle’s Earshot Jazz Festival. The band sat in on the tune “Barbara Allen” (an old spiritual) and realized that a more serious collaboration was bound to happen. Mulherkar reflects: “Dave started writing tune after tune for us and him to play together, and when we finally got together again everything came together pretty quickly.”

With the addition of Marshall, the ensemble was complete. Douglas notes, “The Westerlies are dream players for a composer. They really get inside the music and internalize it. They are also great ensemble improvisers — that is, their tendency is to solo all together, rather than one by one. I love that about them.” Referring to the drummer, Douglas says, “Anwar has a deep groove and real feel for the big landscape of the music; he understands peaks and valleys, and plays with superb empathy. It has made him the perfect player for this project.”

All members of The Westerlies grew up enthralled by Douglas’ sonic universe. Mulherkar and Hensler are first-rate trumpeters, especially when blending their sounds with Douglas’. Mulherkar, speaking for the group, says: “Working with Dave is a dream come true. He has been an influence on each of us individually and as an ensemble – I remember listening to his records growing up, transcribing his solos, and seeing him whenever he’d come through Seattle; he was (and is) a trumpet hero of mine.”

Credits:

Personnel:
Dave Douglas, trumpet

The Westerlies:
Riley Mulherkar, trumpet
Zubin Hensler, trumpet
Andy Clausen, trombone
Willem de Koch, trombone

Anwar Marshall, drums

Production Credits:
Executive Producer: Dave Douglas
Recorded on December 6, 2016 at the Hotel Samurai Recording Studio
Engineered by Geoff Countryman
Mixed and mastered Tyler McDiarmid
Cover photo by Austin Nelson
Band photos by Russell Moore
Design by Lukas Frei

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Festival of New Trumpet Music begins tomorrow!

Posted by: mark on September 7, 2017 @ 11:44 am
Filed under: Artists, Dave Douglas

This year’s Festival of New Trumpet Music takes place September 8-14 in New York City.

Curated by Dave Douglas, Keyon Harrold, Stephanie Richards, and John Blevins, the festival includes events nightly at venues around the city.

Check out the list of events below and get your festival pass or individual tickets now!

Details:

Friday, September 8, 8:30pm
High and Mighty Brass Band and Slavic Soul Party @ The Stone at New School’s Glassbox Theater

Saturday, September 9, 8:30pm
FONT@15 hosted by Dave Douglas @ The Stone at New School’s Glassbox Theater

Dave Douglas Presents: 15 Years of FONT Music with Stephanie Richards, Jeremy Pelt, Nate Wooley, David Adewumi and more!

Sunday, September 10, 5:00pm
FONT Award of Recognition to Charles Tolliver @ The New School

Panel Discussion on Creative Self Determination for Musical Artists with Charles Tolliver, Dave Douglas, Keyon Harrold, Meghan Stabile.

Monday, September 11, 7:30 pm & 9:30pm
Tuesday, September 12, 7:30 pm & 9:30pm
The Flow Anthology @ Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola

Curated by Keyon Harrold with Marquis Hill and Maurice Brown.
World premiere of new music by Keyon Harrold, funded by FONT Music’s Roy Campbell, Jr. Commission.

Wednesday, September 13, 7:00pm
Visionaries Night 1 @ ShapeShifter Lab

Music for Wing Walkers + FONT Music featuring Oskar Stenmark Quartet, Danny Gouker’s Signal Problems, and the Wing Walker Orchestra featuring Jonathan Finlayson.

Thursday, September 14, 7:00pm
Visionaries Night 2 @ ShapeShifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Pl, Brooklyn

Music for Wing Walkers + FONT Music featuring Allison Philips Trio, Jason Palmer Quintet, and the Wing Walker Orchestra featuring Jason Palmer.

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Metamorphosis | Orion

Posted by: russell on September 2, 2017 @ 2:01 pm
Filed under: Dave Douglas, Subscriber Downloads

Orion

Oliver Lake, Wadada Leo Smith, Kris Davis, Yasushi Nakamura. Harmonic interplay between the voices, with deep call and response. This is a real four way dialogue in a way only these four could conjure. A tour de force of form and structure created in the moment. I can hear the shapes as each of them pick their way through the collective and individualized consideration of tone and melody.

The earliest depiction linked to the Orion constellation is a carving in mammoth ivory that was made between 32,000 and 38,000 years ago. The Hunter. Orion boasts that he will kill every animal on the planet. Gaia, mother of all life, angrily sends a scorpion to dispatch Orion. Stung, Orion is revived with an antidote from Ophiucus.
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ANFTD #45: Dave Douglas on WKCR 3 of 3

Posted by: russell on @ 9:55 am
Filed under: Dave Douglas, Podcast

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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End of Summer Catalogue Sale!

We’re have an end of summer sale! We’re offering a 20% discount on our entire catalogue until Labor Day!

Click here to shop at our Bandcamp store and use the code “back2school” at checkout to receive your discount.

Pick up the latest releases by Ryan Keberle, Riverside, Rudy Royston, Greg Ward, and Dave Douglas, as well as great catalogue items from Linda May Han Oh, Matt Ulery, Donny McCaslin and more!

Offer ends Monday, September 4 at midnight.

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Email subscriber exclusive offer!

Posted by: mark on August 23, 2017 @ 8:26 am
Filed under: Artists, Dave Douglas

For members of the Greenleaf Music email list, we’d like to thank you for being part of our community! And we would like to provide you with an exclusive discount on our latest releases!

Buy The New National Anthem by Riverside on Bandcamp for $15 and we’ll send you a free copy of Ryan Keberle’s Find the Common, Shine the Light!

Go here to make your purchase and use the discount code provided in the email sent out today.

This offer ends on Sunday, August 27.

And if you haven’t subscribed to our email list, sign up here to take advantage of this offer!

Please note: You’ll receive a code for the digital download of Ryan’s record via email after your purchase is processed.

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ANFTD #44: Dave Douglas on WKCR 2 of 3

Posted by: russell on August 22, 2017 @ 1:54 pm
Filed under: Dave Douglas, Podcast

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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