NY Times Reviews Donny McCaslin at the Village Vanguard

Posted by: mark on January 25, 2016 @ 8:50 pm
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Review: Donny McCaslin’s Quartet, Fresh Off the Release of Bowie’s ‘Blackstar’

From the NY Times:

Donny McCaslin dedicated an untitled new song at the Village Vanguard on Sunday night to someone he said had been a great influence in his life, “someone who recently passed away.” (more…)

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David Bowie’s ★ featuring Donny McCaslin in NY Times

Posted by: russell on January 5, 2016 @ 12:11 pm
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On David Bowie’s ‘Blackstar,’ Turning to Jazz for Inspiration

From the NY Times

A lot of questions arose when David Bowie unveiled “Blackstar,” the 10-minute title track of his new album, as a music video in November. What was the meaning of the clip’s sci-fi surrealism? What had inspired its ominous lyrics? And, perhaps more practically, who were these musicians helping to shape its gnarly but limber style? (more…)

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Donny McCaslin at the Green Mill 10/23 & 10/24

Posted by: russell on October 19, 2015 @ 4:11 pm
Filed under: Donny McCaslin, Events

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Donny McCaslin will be playing music from his 2015 release Fast Future at the Green Mill this weekend. Don’t miss this chance to see this group live! Listen to samples and see details below

Donny McCaslin Group
Green Mill, Chicago
Donny McCaslin, tenor saxophone · Jason Lindner, keyboards
Matt Clohesy, bass · Zach Danziger, drums
   
October 23rd
9:00pm – 1:00am
October 24th
8:00pm – midnight
   Green Mill Jazz Club
4802 N. Broadway Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640
773 878. 5552

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Donny McCaslin – West Coast tour!

Posted by: russell on July 17, 2015 @ 1:41 pm
Filed under: Donny McCaslin, Events

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Donny McCaslin is heading to the west coast! Following the celebrated release of his album Fast Future, Donny will be performing and giving masterclasses in California with his acclaimed band of Jason Lindner, Matt Clohesy, and Mark Guiliana. More information below!

July 18
Kuumbwa Jazz Center
320 Cedar St #2, Santa Cruz, CA
7:30pm (tickets)

July 20
Stanford Jazz Festival
Dinkelspiel Auditorium
471 Lagunita Dr, Stanford, CA
7:30pm (tickets)

July 28
Masterclass
Kuumbwa Jazz Center
320 Cedar St #2, Santa Cruz, CA
7:00pm (tickets)

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ANFTD #30: The Care and Feeding of a Music Company. Greenleaf Music Celebrates Ten Years!

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Join us May 27, 2015 at Subculture in Manhattan for a special celebration. Donny McCaslin, Linda Oh, and Ryan Keberle groups perform Live! Get your tickets here!

In our special 10 anniversary edition of ANFTD, Dave Douglas talks with Michael Bates about the history and the music of Greenleaf Music.

Ryan Keberle – Into the Zone (Greenleaf Music)
Donny McCaslin -“Recommended Tools”,  Recommended Tools (Greenleaf Music)
Rudy Royston -“Bownze”, 303 (Greenleaf Music)
Linda Oh -“Ultimate Persona”, Initial Here (Greenleaf Music)
Dave Douglas -“North Point Memorial”,  Mountain Passages (Greenleaf Music)
Kneebody -“Break Me”, Kneebody (Greenleaf Music)
Nicole Mitchell – “Welcoming”, Paperback Series (Greenleaf Music)
Dave Douglas and Keystone – “Fatty and Mabel Adrift”, Keystone (Greenleaf Music)
Dave Douglas Big Band – “The Presidents”, A Single Sky (Greenleaf Music)
Dave Douglas Quintet- “Culture Wars”, Meaning and Mystery (Greenleaf Music)
Dave Douglas Quintet- “Earmarks”, Live at the Jazz Standard (Greenleaf Music)
Dave Douglas and Brass Ecstasy -“Mister Pitiful”, Spirit Moves (Greenleaf Music)
Dave Douglas and Brass Ecstasy -“This Love Affair”, Live at Newport (Greenleaf Music)
Dave Douglas Sextet -“Passing the Torch Song”, Pathways (Greenleaf Music)
Dave Douglas and Brass Ecstasy -“Lush Life”, Rare Metals (Greenleaf Music)
Michael Bates -“Great Exhibition”, Clockwise (Greenleaf Music)
Matt Ulery -“Dark Harvest Song”, By a Little Light (Greenleaf Music)
Dave Douglas -“Everyman”, Magic Triangle (Greenleaf Music)
Dave Douglas and Keystone -“A Noise From the Deep”, Keystone (Greenleaf Music)

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Donny McCaslin featured in Downbeat + Greenleaf Music 10th Anniversary at SubCulture!

Posted by: russell on May 11, 2015 @ 8:08 pm
Filed under: Dave Douglas, Donny McCaslin, Linda Oh, Ryan Keberle

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Congratulations to Greenleaf Music artist (and saxophone giant) Donny McCaslin has a great feature out in Downbeat this month! It’s on news stands now (both virtual and actual)! Donny talks about his new record Fast Future and gives insight to his growth as a musician from childhood to present. Don’t miss your chance to see Donny perform music from Fast Future at Kuumbwa Jazz Center on July 18th and the Stanford Jazz Festival on July 20th.

 

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We’re celebrating our 10-year anniversary! Greenleaf Music is putting on a show at SubCulture on May 27th hosted by our leader and founder Dave Douglas and featuring bands lead by Linda Oh, Donny McCaslin, and Ryan Keberle. Each band will play one hour-long set starting at 7:30. $30 general and $20 for students. Buy your tickets now!

 

7:30 pm: Linda Oh’s Sun Pictures
8:30 pm: Donny McCaslin
9:30 pm: Ryan Keberle & Catharsis

Linda Oh’s Sun Pictures
Ben Wendel – Tenor Sax
Ben Monder – Guitar
Linda Oh – Bass
Justin Brown – Drums

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Donny McCaslin – Tenor Sax
Henry Hey – Keyboards
Matt Clohesy – Bass
Nate Wood – Drums

Ryan Keberle & Catharsis
Ryan Keberle – Trombone
Mike Rodriguez – Trumpet
Camila Meza – Voice
Jorge Roeder – Bass
Jimmy Macbride – Drums

 

 

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Donny McCaslin’s “Fast Future” Available Now + Dave Douglas’ HIGH RISK Live in Detroit

Posted by: russell on March 31, 2015 @ 10:16 am
Filed under: Dave Douglas, Dave Douglas (News), Donny McCaslin, Donny McCaslin (News)

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We’re excited to release our next creation to the wild! Donny McCaslin’s ‘Fast Future’ is officially released today. Check out a great review from All About Jazz and an interview with some insight into Donny’s process at WBUR in Boston. Get your copy from the Greenleaf Music Online Store now!

Take a peek at the EPK and the live cut from the 55 Bar to get another taste of this great record.

Donny will be touring throughout the US and Canada, don’t miss the chance to see him live!

4/1/2015 | 8:00 pm | Humber College | Toronto | Buy Tickets

4/3/15 | 8:00 pm | Kent State University | Kent, OH | Buy Tickets

4/7 & 4/8 | 7:30 & 10:00 pm | Jazz Standard | New York, NY | Buy Tickets

4/23/15 | 7:30 pm | Reno Jazz Festival | Reno, NV | Buy Tickets


 

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Label Director Dave Douglas debuts his new project HIGH RISK featuring SHIGETO at Trinosophes in Detroit on Wednesday, April 1. Detroiters and Ann Arborers come on through. Check out a track below, album release on June 23rd, 2015!

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ANFTD #29: Donny McCaslin

Posted by: russell on March 24, 2015 @ 9:16 pm
Filed under: Dave Douglas, Donny McCaslin, Michael Bates, Podcast

DM_ff_front_square smallIt’s always a big event when virtuoso saxophonist Donny McCaslin releases a new recording. His new, David Binney produced CD, Fast Future, is out on Greenleaf Music (release on 3/31! Pre-order here) and Donny joins co-hosts Dave Douglas and Michael Bates to talk details. They cover the thought process that went into making Fast Future, electronic music, composing. A couple of other guys named Donny make an appearance as does Clark Terry. Nobody talks about Whiplash and Dave encourages Michael to drink more Kenny G frappuccinos. Ever heard of the Incredible Jazz Geezers? You will if you listen to A Noise From the Deep.

“No Eyes” Donny McCaslin, Fast Future (Greenleaf Music)*
“Fast Future” Donny McCaslin, Fast Future (Greenleaf Music)*
“Midnight Light” Donny McCaslin, Fast Future (Greenleaf Music)*
“54 Cymru Beats” Donny McCaslin, Fast Future (Greenleaf Music)*
“Blur” Donny McCaslin, Fast Future (Greenleaf Music)*
“I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know, Donny Hathaway, (Atco Records)
“Last Night When We Were Young”, Paul Motian, On Broadway (JMT Records)
“Mumbles” Oscar Peterson, “Trio + 1 Clark Terry” (Verve Music)
“Love and Living” Donny McCaslin, Fast Future (Greenleaf Music)*

*Featuring Donny McCaslin, Jason Lindner, Tim Lefebvre, Mark Giuliana, produced by David Binney

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Donny McCaslin’s “Fast Future” available for Pre-Order at the Greenleaf Music Online Store!

Posted by: russell on March 18, 2015 @ 3:34 pm
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Greenleaf Music is excited to announce the pre-order of Donny McCaslin’s “Fast Future” at the Greenleaf Music Online Store! Check out the video above for a live version of the title track filmed at the 55 Bar in New York City. The full album will be released on March 31st. Don’t forget to check out Donny’s tour schedule to see where he’ll be playing this music next. We’re especially pumped for the Jazz Standard release party on April 7th and 8th in New York. We hope to see you there!

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Pre-Order Donny McCaslin’s “Fast Future” on iTunes Today + Tour Dates

Posted by: russell on March 4, 2015 @ 5:20 pm
Filed under: Donny McCaslin, Events

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We’re happy to announce the iTunes pre-order for tenor saxophonist Donny McCaslin’s new release Fast Future. Fast Future reprises the stunning electro-acoustic quartet from McCaslin’s critically-acclaimed album Casting for Gravity that garnered McCaslin a 2014 GRAMMY® nomination for “Best Instrumental Jazz Solo” on the track “Stadium Jazz.” However as the title implies, Fast Future finds McCaslin and company – keyboardist Jason Lindner, bassist Tim Lefebvre, and drummer Mark Guiliana, along with longtime producer David Binney – hurtling further into the relatively unexplored crossroads between jazz and electronica with virtuosic musicianship. Long influenced by fusion pioneers like Weather Report and Herbie Hancock’s Headhunters, McCaslin integrates those hybrid instincts with innovative modern artists like Aphex Twin and Skrillex.

“I really love the sonic textures and ambient vibe that you hear in a lot of that music,” says McCaslin of the influence that electronica and EDM (Electronic Dance Music) has had on his music. “Having these guys improvising and interacting within that sonic landscape feels great.” Pre-Order your copy now!

Donny will be touring throughout the US and Canada, don’t miss the chance to see him live!

3/5/2015 | 10:00 pm | The 55 Bar | New York, NY | Buy Tickets

3/7/2015 | 8:00 pm | Zipper Concert Hall | Los Angeles, CA | Buy Tickets

3/13 & 3/14/2015 | 8:00 pm |Cuesta College PAC | San Luis Obispo, CA | Buy Tickets

3/19/15 | 7:00 pm | L’Astral | Montréal | Buy Tickets

3/25 – 3/28/2015 | 8:00 pm | Mondavi Center | Davis, CA | Buy Tickets

4/1/2015 | 8:00 pm | Humber College | Toronto | Buy Tickets

4/7 & 4/8 | 7:30 & 10:00 pm | Jazz Standard | New York, NY | Buy Tickets

5/18/2015 | 7:00 & 9:00 pm | Yoshi’s | Oakland, CA | Buy Tickets


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If you are a Grenleaf Music Subscriber I have great news for you! As of today you can stream Donny McCaslin’s Fast Future in its entirety on the Greenleaf Cloud Player! Just sign in and head to the Cloud Player. You can expect discount codes for Fast Future to arrive in your inbox shortly.

If you aren’t a subscriber feel free to peruse our site to see what you’re missing (you’re missing a lot). From the Subscriber Series, to the Serial Sessions, to the Cloud Player, to the discounts on all purchases, I’m sure you’ll find a reason to subscribe soon.

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