Metamorphosis | Delphinus

Posted by: Dave Douglas on April 7, 2017 @ 11:55 am
Filed under: Dave Douglas, Subscriber Downloads


Wadada Leo Smith, Dave Douglas, Yasushi Nakamura, Matt Mitchell.

I’ve discovered in the course of recording and performing Metamorphosis that I love playing with Wadada Leo Smith. The interaction is profound and instantaneous. Here he plays mostly open horn and I play half harmon muted. We are both sonically and intervallically interweaving with Yasushi’s bowed bass and Matt Mitchell’s modular synthesizer. There are moments where the shape of the constellation Delphinus are clearly apparent. There is also the humor of this dolphin coming to save the day, only to dive back into the deep. This was a truly enjoyable quartet to play in.

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Subscription Offer – Limited CDs available!

Posted by: mark on March 22, 2017 @ 10:11 am
Filed under: Artists, Dave Douglas, Subscriber News

The Subscriber Series is only available as digital downloads on our site, but if you become a Level 2 or 3 subscriber at Greenleaf we’ll send you physical CD copies of our two most recent Subscriber Series releases: Serial Sessions 2015 and New Sanctuary Trio.

You’ll also get discounts on all purchases and be able to stream our entire catalog on our Cloud Player.

And you’ll receive monthly releases from our 2017 Subscriber Series Metamorphosis. You can preview the track Halcyon Days now!

We only have a limited number of physical CDs available, so don’t miss this opportunity!

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ANFTD #41: Joe Lovano

Posted by: Dave Douglas on March 21, 2017 @ 11:50 am
Filed under: Dave Douglas, Podcast

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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Bergamo Jazz Festival this week!

Posted by: mark on March 19, 2017 @ 11:18 am
Filed under: Artists, Dave Douglas

The 2017 Bergamo Jazz Festival, under the Artistic Direction of Dave Douglas, takes place March 19-26 in the town of Bergamo, Italy.

This year’s festival features performances by Melissa Aldana, Regina Carter, Bill Frisell, Evan Parker, William Parker, Enrico Pieranunzi, Enrico Rava, Ernst Reijseger, Rudy Royston and more. In addition to performances at the beautiful Teatro Donizetti and Teatro Sociale, there are concerts at unique venues around town.

Watch a video preview of the festival here and check out some of the mainstage events listed below.

Enjoy the festival!

Selected Schedule:

Thursday, March 23:
Rudy Royston Trio | Teatro Sociale
Francesco Bearzatti Tinissima Quartet | Teatro Sociale

Friday, March 24:
Bill Frisell – Kenny Wollesen Duo | Teatro Donizetti
Regina Carter “Simply Ella” | Teatro Donizetti
Evan Parker Solo |Biblioteca Angelo Mai

Saturday, March 25:
William Parker Organ Quartet | Teatro Donizetti
Marilyn Mazur’s Shamania | Teatro Donizetti
Ernst Reijseger Cello Solo | Accademia Carrara

Sunday, March 26:
Melissa Aldana Trio | Teatro Donizetti
Enrico Pieranunzi & the Brussells Jazz Orchestra | Teatro Donizetti
Camilla Battaglia “Tomorrow” | Ex Monastero del Carmine
Andy Sheppard Quartet | Teatro Sociale

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DADA PEOPLE – April US Tour Dates

Posted by: mark on March 17, 2017 @ 2:02 pm
Filed under: Artists, Dave Douglas, Franke Woeste

DADA PEOPLE, the collaborative project led by trumpeter Dave Douglas and pianist Frank Woeste, is touring the US in April.

In support of the group’s debut album, the band will play US dates April 11-15 featuring bassist Yasushi Nakamura and drummer Clarence Penn.

See you out there!


April 11 | Columbus, OH | Wexner Center | Details
April 13 | Troy, NY | Troy Savings Bank Hall | Details
April 14 | Philadelphia, PA | Painted Bride | Details
April 15 | Washington, DC | Atlas Performing Arts Center | Details

DADA PEOPLE is available via Bandcamp, iTunes and Amazon.

Thanks to Fabrice Journo for the photo!

Dada People has been made possible through the French-American Jazz Exchange, a joint program of FACE Foundation and Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, with generous funding from the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Florence Gould Foundation, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Institut Français, Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication and Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs de Musique (“SACEM”).

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Metamorphosis | Cassiopeia

Posted by: Dave Douglas on March 3, 2017 @ 10:25 am
Filed under: Dave Douglas, Subscriber Downloads

Cassiopeia is the Queen banished to the night sky as punishment for her vanity. She speeds around the sky off-kilter, clinging to her throne so as not to fall off. Matt Mitchell’s modular synth sets the shape of this performance, limning the angular shape and off-kilter feeling of Cassiopeia. He is joined by Kris Davis on prepared piano and Andrew Cyrille mostly on mallets. Wadada Leo Smith soon joins them on harmon-muted trumpet, providing intervallic shapes in contrast to the electronic and percussive textures. Pure of tone, Wadada plays one of the most direct, poignant solos I’ve heard, drifting off into nothingness at the end.

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We’re streaming “Halcyon Days” from Metamorphosis.

Posted by: mark on February 27, 2017 @ 10:44 am
Filed under: Dave Douglas, Subscriber News

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!

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We’re offering discount tickets for Metamorphosis!

Posted by: mark on February 22, 2017 @ 9:40 am
Filed under: Artists, Dave Douglas

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.

We’re offering special discount tickets to the Greenleaf community!

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.

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We’ve launched our 40th podcast!

Posted by: mark on February 17, 2017 @ 3:58 pm
Filed under: Dave Douglas, Podcast, Rudy Royston

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!

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Soundprints dates in the US Northeast

Posted by: mark on @ 10:52 am
Filed under: Artists, Dave Douglas, Linda Oh, Rudy Royston

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

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