Linda Oh leads double quartet at Jazz Gallery November 25-26.

Posted by: mark on November 8, 2016 @ 11:16 am
Filed under: Artists, Greg Ward, Linda Oh

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Bassist Linda Oh is bringing her Aventurine Double Quartet to the Jazz Gallery on November 25 and 26.

Catch Linda with a jazz quartet AND string quartet playing her engaging original compositions with these fine musicians:

Linda Oh – bass
Greg Ward – alto/soprano
Matt Mitchell – piano
Ches Smith – drums
Sara Caswell – violin
Fung Chern Hwei – violin
Benni Von Gutzeit – viola
Jeremy Harman – cello

You can buy tickets for each set in advance by clicking the links below.

November 25 – 7:30pm + 9:30pm
November 26 – 7:30pm + 9:30pm

Check out Linda’s Greenleaf releases Initial Here and Sun Pictures.

And look for a new recording from Linda in early 2017!

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#glm50 contest: Post a photo of your favorite album!

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As part of our 50 releases celebration and sale, we’re holding a contest for our community!

Share a photo of your favorite Greenleaf album on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the #GLM50 hashtag for a chance to win a CD copy of the 2106 Greenleaf release of your choice:

We’ll pick five winners after the sale ends November 18th. Winners will get to choose from any of these releases:

Ryan Keberle & Catharsis – Azul Infinito
Dave Douglas High Risk – Dark Territory
Greg Ward & 10 Tongues – Touch My Beloved’s Thought
Dave Douglas & Frank Woeste – DADA PEOPLE
Rudy Royston Trio – Rise of Orion

Explore our entire catalogue to find your preferred album and take your best shot!

And don’t forget our catalogue sale and subscription offer. Take advantage of these great deals.

Happy posting!

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We’re Celebrating 50 Releases!

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Recently Greenleaf Music reached the milestone of 50 releases!

To celebrate, we’re putting on a big sale featuring all 50 titles. We’re calling it the GLM50 Sale.

And we’re highlighting all of our great artists and collaborators that have contributed to the success of this independent music company since we launched in 2005.

We’re got two great offers:

  1. Buy any album from our store and get all additional purchases at 50% off. *
  2. Join us as a Greenleaf subscriber at Level 2 or 3 and you’ll receive a free copy of DD|50, the 3-CD box set honoring Dave Douglas’ 50th birthday in 2013. The Box includes the quintet and Aoife O’Donovan titles Be Still and Time Travel, as well as Pathways, a full disc of original music never released elsewhere. This is the original suite Dave composed based on the Bach chorale, Es Ist Genug.

Look for features on all 50 titles on our social media channels using the hashtag #GLM50.

Take this opportunity to explore our vast catalogue and help us celebrate 50 releases!

*Please note: Once you make your initial purchase from our store, you’ll receive an email with an exclusive discount code for future purchases. The sale ends November 18.

 

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Linda Oh plays the 55 Bar July 18!

Posted by: mark on July 18, 2016 @ 11:08 am
Filed under: Artists, Linda Oh

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On a break from touring with the Pat Metheny Quartet, bassist Linda Oh brings her group into New York’s 55 Bar on Monday, July 18.

The band will feature saxophonist Troy Roberts, pianist Fabian Almazan and drummer Justin Brown.

Check out her Greenleaf releases Initial Here and Sun Pictures. And look for Linda’s new album in early 2017.

See you out there!

Linda Oh July 18 55bar

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Artist Update: Linda Oh

Posted by: mark on June 6, 2016 @ 10:45 am
Filed under: Artist Update, Linda Oh

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Linda Oh is a dynamo. As a bassist, composer and bandleader, she is one of the post in-demand musicians in jazz today, releasing her own albums, and performing with a host of artists including Geri Allen, Kenny Barron, Terri Lyne Carrington, Dave Douglas, Vijay Iyer, Joe Lovano, and Steve Wilson. She recently began touring with Pat Metheny in a new group featuring pianist Gwilym Simcock and drummer Antonio Sanchez.

She took a moment from her busy schedule to update us on her activities:

GLM: You’ve been on tour with Pat Metheny’s new quartet. What has that experience been like? 

The experience has really been a life-changing and unforgettable one. We’ve been playing a lot of Pat’s previous material – a lot of his trademark tunes from albums such as Bright Size Life, Question and Answer, and Travels. I’ve truly learned a lot from this new quartet – from the amazing tech crew and from Pat himself – about everything from sound, to gear, to tempos, to “playing the song” vs playing what’s subjectively “hip” or “creative.”

This first tour in Asia we played in venues ranging from intimate clubs – like Blue Note in Nagoya and Tokyo – to larger venues such as Seoul Jazz Festival, one of the most responsive crowds I’ve ever played for. The audiences throughout in Japan, Seoul, Hong Kong and Shanghai have been really warm and receptive. This was my first time doing an extensive tour in Asia.

GLM: You’ve recorded a new album to be released sometime in 2017. Can you give us a sneak peak about the recording?

A follow-up to my latest album Sun Pictures, this record features Ben Wendel on tenor saxophone, Matthew Stevens on guitar and Justin Brown on drums. We have played with this format a lot and it’s kind of a crazy mixture of tunes and some material that has evolved over the last couple of years.

“Mantis” is based on a Korean traditional rhythm, “ochae chilgut.” This was a piece I composed when collaborating with musicians at the 2013 Gwang Ju World Music Festival – a group consisting of Korean, Korean/Japanese and Australian musicians. “Ikan Billis” is the Malay word for anchovy. “Walk Against Wind” is my tribute to Marcel Marceau.

“Speech Impediment” was inspired by a talk given by Australian singer/songwriter Megan Washington, about her life as a “stutterer” and the discrimination she faced. This piece tells a simple fictional story of a man who has a stuttering problem and is unable to use his words to tell a woman he loves her. Eventually he finds other ways to convey his love, and with mutual love and empathy for each other everything ends happily, the way we always wish it would.

GLM: Being an active educator in various capacities, you’ll be teaching at the NJPAC All-Female Jazz Residency in July. What is your approach to teaching young musicians?

My number one goal is finding what sparks the student’s interest and bringing out the best in them. I feel like trying to discover that within themselves will lead them to long-term success, a sustainable work ethic and confidence.

GLM: You’re leading a group at the 55 Bar on June 6 with a different group than your recent gig at the Jazz Gallery. What do you have planned for this performance?

Greg Ward, one of my favorite musicians, is flying in from Chicago! Also two of my favorite musicians: Fabian Almazan on Rhodes (long-time partner in crime) and Justin Brown on drums, who is on the next record. He just played at the Brooklyn Bowl with Thundercat, which I’m sad to have missed. We’ll be playing some newer material from this new record (including some of the ones mentioned above) and some from the previous albums.

GLM: Do have any other plans for the summer?

Other teaching camps include: Stanford Jazz Workshop (alongside Ambrose Akinmusire, Camila Meza, Julian Lage, and Fabian Almazan) where I’ll be playing a short concert with Bobby McFerrin, the Banff Centre directed by Vijay Iyer and the Kimmel Center directed by Anthony Tidd.

I’ll also be at SFJAZZ with Fabian Almazan’s Rhizome on August 12th and I’ll be playing with my band at the Harlem Afternoon Jazz Series on the 26th July run by Craig Harris.

Linda leads her group at the 55 bar tonight.

Check out Linda’s Greenleaf releases Initial Here and Sun Pictures.

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Leap Year Day Sale – One Day Only – Save 30%!

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In celebration of Leap Year Day, we’re offering 30% off our entire catalog for one day only!

Buy anything at our store on Monday, February 29th and save using coupon code “leap29” when you checkout. Don’t miss this one-time opportunity to pick up CDs, LPs, DVDs, downloads, sheet music and more at a deep discount.

Everything is on sale until midnight tonight!

Visit our store here and thank you for supporting independent music!

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Mercury News Features Dave Douglas Ahead of Bay Area Shows

Posted by: mark on February 17, 2016 @ 11:36 am
Filed under: Dave Douglas, Linda Oh, Rudy Royston

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From the San Jose Mercury News:

“Involved with half a dozen projects at any given time, Douglas has also quietly established himself as one of jazz’s cannier producers while founding and running Greenleaf Music, arguably jazz’s most important artist-run music platform (subscribers get an array of benefits, including downloads of rare and unreleased tracks by artists on the label).”

The Dave Douglas Quintet heads out on their West Coast US tour this week, playing dates in Oregon and California February 17-22. The group features saxophonist Jon Irabagon, bassist Linda Oh, drummer Rudy Royston and special guest pianist Fabian Almazan. Full details here:

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Dave Douglas Quintet – West Coast US Tour

Posted by: russell on December 23, 2015 @ 3:32 pm
Filed under: Dave Douglas, Events, Linda Oh, Rudy Royston

We’re happy to announce West coast US tour dates for the Dave Douglas Quintet. Don’t miss your chance to see this great group featuring saxophonist Jon Irabagon, pianist Fabian Alamazan, bassist Linda Oh, and drummer Rudy Royston! For a preview of what you’ll here, take a listen below. See you out there.

Wednesday, February 17 – The Shedd Institute, Eugene, OR Buy Tickets
Thursday, February 18 – Blue Whale, Los Angeles, CA Buy Tickets
Friday, February 19 – UC Davis, Davis, CA Buy Tickets
Sunday, February 21 – Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society, Half Moon Bay, CA Buy Tickets
Monday, February 22 – Yoshi’s Oakland, Oakland, CA Buy Tickets

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New Video: Dave Douglas Quintet Deep River

Posted by: russell on December 22, 2015 @ 9:31 am
Filed under: Dave Douglas, Linda Oh, Rudy Royston, Video

Greenleaf wishes you and yours a happy holiday season! We hope you enjoy this video footage from the studio recording of Deep River from the Dave Douglas Quintet.

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The Serial Sessions: Onward Pioneers

Posted by: russell on December 18, 2015 @ 3:41 pm
Filed under: Dave Douglas, Linda Oh, Rudy Royston, Ryan Keberle, Subscriber Downloads

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Onward Pioneers, with a nod to Walt Whitman’s Pioneers! O Pioneers!

Till with sound of trumpet,
Far, far off the daybreak call—hark! how loud and clear I hear it wind,
Swift! to the head of the army!–swift! spring to your places,
Pioneers! O pioneers!

I wrote this piece at Banff after hearing some spectacular bird song on my walk from the hut to the music building. Music remains and will always remain such a powerful, yet ultimately mysterious, force. I stood there listening to that bird thinking, How can I ever make something so easy, full-throated, beautiful, meaningful, and mysterious? I wrote a few call and response ideas and ended up with the melody as it now stands, which feels to me like a year end, holiday type song.

This is the first recording of this piece. I am so grateful for the insight and musicianship of all the musicians in this series. They brought the feeling of this piece to life and made it shine. Chet Doxas, Ryan Keberle, Frank Woeste, Linda Oh, and Rudy Royston were simply amazing playing these pieces. Serial Sessions was recorded in one day in January 2015, and I sincerely hope you have enjoyed hearing the results all year long. Collecting them all together really does feel like the passing of the seasons.

We decided to wrap up the series with this one and wish everyone a happy, safe, prosperous new year filled with love and joy.

Dave

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