Bundle sale: Get both of our recent releases for $20

Posted by: mark on August 15, 2017 @ 12:15 pm
Filed under: Artists, Dave Douglas, Ryan Keberle

This week we’re having a sale on our two recent CDs by Riverside and Ryan Keberle!

Buy The New National Anthem on Bandcamp for $20 and we’ll send you a free copy of Find the Common, Shine the Light!

Go here to make your purchase, which includes digital downloads for both records.

This offer ends on Sunday, August 20.

Thanks for your support!

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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High Risk plays Jazz Em Agosto Festival in Lisbon, Portugal August 6

Posted by: mark on August 4, 2017 @ 1:24 pm
Filed under: Dave Douglas

Dave Douglas & High Risk are heading for a show in Lisbon, Portugal on August 6. As Dave says:

Excited to announce a very special concert with the High Risk group at Jazz Em Agosto Festival in Lisbon. I’m joined by Jonathan Maron on bass and Ian Chang on drums, as well as, for the first time, Rafiq Bhatia on guitar and electronics! Rafiq and Ian play together in the band Son Lux. Have been loving playing with this group and super excited hear the sounds that develop on stage.

Check out the two albums by this electronic-inspired ensemble – High Risk and Dark Territory – available in CD, LP and digital formats.

Dave Douglas & High Risk
Sunday, August 6
Jazz Em Agosto Festival
Lisbon, Portugal

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We stand with Bandcamp in support of the Transgender Law Center

Bandcamp is donating their profits from today’s sales to the Transgender Law Center in support of transgender rights. Here’s their mission statement:

Transgender Law Center works to change law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression. We envision a future where gender self-determination and authentic expression are seen as basic rights and matters of common human dignity.

We stand with Bandcamp and the many labels and artists who are supporting the Transgender Law Center. We are donating 100% of the proceeds from today’s Bandcamp sales to this worthy cause.

Visit our Bandcamp store here to check out music from Dave Douglas, Ryan Keberle, Donny McCaslin, Linda Oh, Rudy Royston, Matt Ulery, Greg Ward and more!

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Metamorphosis | Ophiucus

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



Getting to play with two of my heroes and one great new friend. I first met Fred Frith when he produced the Dr. Nerve record by Nick Didkovsky around 1986. He’s always been of my favorite guitar colorists. I was so grateful to have him on Metamorphosis. Ditto Oliver Lake, who I met somewhat later and have had a few chances to share music with. I so enjoyed conversing with him on this track, which describes the constellation Ophiucus, the serpent bearer, which is also sometimes counted as the thirteenth sign of the Zodiac. Kris Davis is a new colleague for me, and she shines so strongly on this track. A deep listener and another great colorist, she brought so much to this session. There’s a pensive quality to this piece that sets in soon after it comes crashing out of the gate. I cherish each interaction with these three great improvisers.

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ANFTD #43: Dave Douglas on WKCR 1 of 3

Posted by: Dave Douglas on August 3, 2017 @ 3:20 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 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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Dave Douglas is guest artist at Jazz Institute of Chicago jazz camp.

Posted by: mark on July 21, 2017 @ 1:36 pm
Filed under: Artists, Dave Douglas

Today Dave Douglas is a Featured Guest Artist at Straight Ahead Jazz Camp at the Jazz Institute of Chicago.

He’ll be giving presentations on creating new music and the importance of art and culture including how music serves communities, how music education contributes to our society and how the future depends on music and musicians for growth and progress.

Full details on the camp are here.

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Please Do This

Posted by: Dave Douglas on July 14, 2017 @ 10:14 am
Filed under: Dave Douglas

Our ever-changing landscape for recorded music makes independent creative music making more challenging and more important than ever. I am convinced that our community needs to exist and that new music will continue to be made for future generations. I am also convinced that our symbiotic community of listeners, music makers and families must stick together and commit to supporting and nurturing each other.

If you have thought about supporting the sustainable model we have created at Greenleaf Music, now would be great time to sign on. At the $25 annual level you can stream the entire catalog, including special Subscription Series releases and other unique content. Other levels also contain physical product and further discounts. It’s great value, and it’s also is crucial to our sustainable creative model. We are 100% advertisement free. You get the direct music from the artist. We created the model with that in mind. We need you to complete the picture. Sign on and enjoy the music and the community.

As one listener commented to me: Shakespeare might call it “a good deed in a naughty world.” The world is tough. We plan to continue making an oasis in music and creative thought. Please take a moment to join us.

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Metamorphosis | Lyra

Posted by: Dave Douglas on July 7, 2017 @ 12:01 am
Filed under: Dave Douglas, Subscriber Downloads

Lyra features our two string players, Yasushi Nakamura on bass and Fred Frith on Guitar. Traveling with Yasushi, I often remark on how the poor guy who offered us his bass must be cringing at the vigor with which Yasushi seems to destroy the instrument. This is his own bass, the sound full and resonant. Fred Frith of course brings an astonishingly varied set of sounds to the table here. Amazing to hear how many different tones he can get, and in so short an amount of time. Grateful to the venerable Fred for having made time for this recording session. Matt Mitchell and Andrew Cyrille punctuate the music with deft fluidity and rhythmic collusion. This track is seventh in the series. Thanks for listening and being a part of our community of artists at Greenleaf.

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Reviews for the new Riverside album, ‘The New National Anthem’

Posted by: mark on July 5, 2017 @ 11:05 pm
Filed under: Artists, Chet Doxas, Dave Douglas

Accolades for the second Riverside recording The New National Anthem are coming in! Check out what writers have to say below.

“Harmony usually isn’t the major point in a band with just two horns, a bass and a drum kit. (Note: no piano, no guitar.) But scarcity is opportunity. On “Never Mind,” a serenading new waltz on Dave Douglas and Riverside’s new disc, “The New National Anthem,” it’s all about the satisfying amity between Mr. Douglas’s trumpet and Chet Doxas’s tenor saxophone. And there’s a not-so-secret ingredient: those bubbling, two-note globules coming from the five-string electric bass of Steve Swallow, who wrote the tune.”
– Giovanni Russonello, New York Times, premiering ‘Never Mind’ video

“The group illustrates its agility while delighting us with whimsy…”
–  Jim Macnie, Village Voice and Lament for a Straight Line

“Douglas’ trumpet sound is slightly pinched and occasionally warped by mutes, which allows him to converse with Doxas’ clarinet in a relaxed and easygoing manner. Swallow’s bass is a deep throb, and Jim Doxas scampers across his kit and back, rarely cutting loose but always keeping just enough tension in the rhythm that you think he might go off any second, so you better pay attention.”
– Phil Freeman, Stereogum, The Month in Jazz – June 2017

“Riverside is blessed by the maturity of [the] trumpeter/composer, the presence of master musician Steve Swallow, and the influences that the Doxas brothers bring to the music, not to forget lessons learned from listening to the music of Carla Bley.”
– Richard Kamins, Step Tempest

“Compositions here do exactly what they should in jazz, creating zones of reference and specific materials, assembling interesting ideas that invite elaboration. … they inspire individual and collective performances of a very high order.”
– Stuart Broomer, New York City Jazz Record, July 2017

“The ever-discerning Bley herself is a fan of The New National Anthem, and with the joy on display that went into making this record, it’s not hard to figure why. In his thoughtful musical dissertations and fresh takes on some of the most complex and misunderstood jazz geniuses throughout the idiom’s history, Dave Douglas keeps elevating his own craft and himself becomes a shining example for others to follow.”
– S. Victor Aaron, Something Else

You can purchase the new album on Bandcamp and iTunes.

And look for European tour dates in the fall for Riverside with Carla Bley to be announced soon!

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Riverside plays two shows with jazz great Carla Bley!

Posted by: mark on June 23, 2017 @ 4:01 pm
Filed under: Artists, Chet Doxas, Dave Douglas

To celebrates the release of their second record The New National Anthem, Riverside is playing two concerts in Québec with special guest Carla Bley.

Don’t miss you chance to see Dave Douglas, Chet Doxas, Steve Swallow and Jim Doxas perform with this celebrated pianist and composer.

The group will play Québec City and Montréal in July. And look for European dates in the fall to be announced.

See you out there!


July 5 Québec City, QC | Grand Théâtre de Québec | Details *
July 6 Montréal, QC | Festival International de Jazz de Montréal | Details *

The new Riverside album is available for purchase on Bandcamp and iTunes.

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