The Serial Sessions: November

Posted by: russell on December 9, 2015 @ 1:47 pm
Filed under: Dave Douglas, Linda Oh, Rudy Royston, Ryan Keberle, Subscriber Downloads

The Serial Sessions are here again with a new track entitled November. All the activity around Brazen Heart Live prevented us from getting this to you in the month of November. Nonetheless, we think you will enjoy it. Here are some words about the piece from Dave:
"Pieter Bruegel d. Ä. 103b" by Pieter Brueghel the Elder (1526/1530–1569) - Unknown. Licensed under Public Domain via Commons

“The Return of the Herd” by Pieter Brueghel the Elder (1526/1530–1569) – Unknown. Licensed under Public Domain via Commons

I originally composed November for the album ‘Freak In’ which came out on RCA Bluebird in 2003. It was conceived as part of a suite of pieces inspired by paintings of the Flemish Primitives (another piece from that suite is Mystic Lamb, found as a secret track at the end of that recording). The original title of the piece was The Return Of The Herd, after the painting by Pieter Breugel. Taken out of context, the title felt more plodding and bovine than the music deserved. The Return Of The Herd is a seasonal work, dedicated to the autumn and specifically the month of November. For those of you who still manage cattle, you well know that in November the herd returns from pasture to the barns for the winter. This evokes that special autumnal feeling of nostalgia for the summer, preparations for the winter. That’s what the composition goes for. Hence the title.

Playing these pieces again after so much time is like rediscovering long ago feelings and emotions, reopening the thoughts and concentrations that went into creating them in the first place. And re-imagining them, finding the parts of them that resonate today. Chet, Ryan, Frank, Linda, and Rudy all put a really special vibe on this one.

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Dave Douglas Quintet 2015 Live – Complete Set Lists

Posted by: russell on November 30, 2015 @ 6:05 pm
Filed under: Dave Douglas, Linda Oh, Rudy Royston

Brazen Heart Live
Dave Douglas Quintet 2015
Jazz Standard NYC
Dave Douglas, Jon Irabagon, Matt Mitchell, Linda Oh, Rudy Royston.

Song list and number of performances, followed by the actual set orders. Order the complete recording now.

Barbara Allen (Trad) – 2
Be Still My Soul (Douglas) – 2
Beware Of Doug (Douglas) – 1
Brazen Heart (Douglas) – 1
Bridge To Nowhere (Douglas) – 2
Deep River (Trad) – 2
Garden State (Douglas) – 1
God Be With You Til We Meet Again (Trad) – 2
Going Somewhere With You (Douglas) – 2
Hawaiian Punch (Douglas) – 3
Inure Phase (Douglas) – 2
Law Of Historical Memory (Douglas) – 2
Little Feet (Douglas) – 2
Lone Wolf (Douglas) – 2
Miracle Gro (Douglas) – 2
Middle March (Douglas) – 1
Ocean Spray (Douglas) – 2
One Morning (Welch) – 1
The Pigeon And The Pie / My Cares Are Down Below (Douglas) – 2
Pyrrhic Apology (Douglas) – 1
There Is a Balm In Gilead (Trad) – 2
This Is My Father’s World (Trad) – 2
Time Travel (Douglas) – 2
Variable Current (Douglas) – 2
Wake Up Claire (Douglas) – 2
Whither Must I Wander? (Williams) – 2

Thursday, November 19 (Order Thursday Night Now)

7:30
Hawaiian Punch
Miracle Gro
Barbara Allen
Lone Wolf
Going Somewhere
There Is A Balm In Gilead
encore: Law Of Historical Memory

9:30
Ocean Spray
Time Travel
Pyrrhic Apology
Inure Phase
My Cares Are Down Below / The Pigeon and the Pie
Deep River

Friday, November 20 (Order Friday Night Now)

7:30
Hawaiian Punch
Little Feet
Wake Up Claire
Be Still My Soul
Brazen Heart
Whither Must I Wander?
Beware Of Doug

9:30
Bridge To Nowhere
Variable Current
This Is My Father’s World
One Morning
Middle March
God Be With You Til We Meet Again

Saturday, November 21 (Order Saturday Night Now)

7:30
Hawaiian Punch
Time Travel
Be Still My Soul
Brazen Heart
Whither Must I Wander?
Lone Wolf

9:30
Garden State
Miracle Gro
Barbara Allen
Inure Phase
Little Feet

Sunday, November 22 (Order Sunday Night Now)

7:30
Law Of Historical Memory
Ocean Spray
This Is My Father’s World
Variable Current
My Cares Are Down Below / The Pigeon And The Pie
There Is A Balm In Gilead

9:30
Bridge to Nowhere
Deep River
Wake Up Claire
Going Somewhere With You
God Be With You Til We Meet Again

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Listen now. Dave Douglas Quintet 2015 Live. Last Week.

Posted by: russell on November 27, 2015 @ 9:06 am
Filed under: Dave Douglas, Linda Oh, Rudy Royston, Subscriber Downloads

We’ve been telling you about this historic recording project.

Now it’s here.

Listen.

Buy.

Here are the details:

Here is a taste of Saturday’s set list:

Hawaiian Punch
Time Travel
Be Still My Soul
Brazen Heart
Whither Must I Wander?
Lone Wolf

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Brazen Heart US Northeast Tour

Posted by: russell on October 30, 2015 @ 10:52 am
Filed under: Dave Douglas, Events, Linda Oh
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The Dave Douglas Quintet returns to the US with a run of dates throughout the Northeast culminating with a four night run at the Jazz Standard in NYC! Here’s the complete schedule. See you out there.

Saturday, November 7 – Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY – Buy Tickets
Thursday, November 12 – Narrows Center, Fall River, MA – Buy Tickets
Friday, November 13 – The Side Door, Old Lyme, CT – Buy Tickets
Saturday, November 14 – Chris’ Jazz Café, Philadelphia, PA – Buy Tickets
Tuesday, November 17 – The Broadberry, Richmond, VA – Buy Tickets
Wednesday, November 18 – An Die Musik, Baltimore, MD – Buy Tickets
Thursday, November 19 – Jazz Standard, New York, NY – Buy Tickets
Friday, November 20 – Jazz Standard, New York, NY – Buy Tickets
Saturday, November 21 – Jazz Standard, New York, NY – Buy Tickets
Sunday, November 22 – Jazz Standard, New York, NY – Buy Tickets

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Brazen Heart Touring Continues!

Posted by: russell on October 27, 2015 @ 2:44 pm
Filed under: Dave Douglas, Events, Linda Oh

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Dave Douglas’ quintet just finished a two week tour of Europe, with shows in Sweden, Italy, Germany, Austria, Poland, Turkey and Belgium! Thank you to everyone who helped make the tour a success and to all the music fans for supporting the music!

The group is heading to Australia for the Wangaratta Jazz and Blues Festival, taking place October 30 – November 2. As this year’s Artist in Residence, Dave and will be performing two shows with his quintet and in a duo setting with acclaimed Australian pianist Paul Grabowsky. He’ll also appear with the improvising chamber orchestra Monash Art Ensemble, performing his piece Fabliaux, which draws inspiration from composers of the early 14th century.

Greenleaf artist, quintet bassist, and Australian expatriate Linda Oh will perform with her own group and in duo with noted Australian vocalist Gian Slater. And quintet pianist Matt Mitchell will also playing a solo concert.

Australia’s ABC Jazz Radio will be on hand to record a number of the events, including a live broadcast of the quintet concert on October 31.

Check out all the details here:

Friday, October 30 – Dave Douglas & Monash Art Ensemble – Buy Tickets
Saturday, October 31 – Linda Oh Quartet – Buy Tickets
Saturday, October 31 – Matt Mitchell Solo – Buy Tickets 
Saturday, October 31 – Dave Douglas Quintet – Buy Tickets
Saturday, October 31 – Dave Douglas & Paul Grabowsky Duo – Buy Tickets
Sunday, November 1 – Dave Douglas Quintet – Buy Tickets
Sunday, November 1 – Linda Oh & Gian Slater Duo – Buy Tickets

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The Serial Sessions: Scandal

Posted by: russell on October 21, 2015 @ 8:30 am
Filed under: Dave Douglas, Linda Oh, Rudy Royston, Ryan Keberle, Subscriber Downloads


Hello all,

We are releasing a brand new track for our subscribers.

This is part of the Serial Sessions, which we have been releasing once a month since January. We recorded the music in January with Rudy Royston, Linda Oh, Frank Woeste, Ryan Keberle, Chet Doxas and myself. It’s a cool way of releasing special content I can only do because of Greenleaf Music. Scandal is the name of the new track. I wrote it in 2014.

Subscribe now to hear the whole collection. There are two more tracks coming this year, and you can see the Subscriber Downloads archive in its entirety here. Ten years of special releases you can access now to check it out.

RIGHT NOW: Make any purchase at the Greenleaf Music Online Store and get a FREE One Month Subscription so you can check out the music of the Serial Sessions and the whole archive. Buy any item, including sheet music, LPs, CDs, downloads. Come and get it. Catalog is deep.

Special offer starts today and lasts for one week. Thanks! See you out there.

Dave
Linda weighs in on the tune:

“We had played Dave’s tune Scandal many times with the Soundprints band on various tours and at the Village Vanguard. It’s a tune I know pretty well and it’s always interesting to hear tunes played in different contexts, especially with some of the people I hadn’t played with before or had played with very little. I think everyone brought something special to the table.”

One month subscription gives you access to ten years of special subscriber-only content. Includes extra material from all Greenleaf artists and 2015’s Serial Session releases. All trial subscriptions will start on October 27th

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Brazen Heart Out Today!

Posted by: russell on October 2, 2015 @ 12:00 pm
Filed under: Dave Douglas, Dave Douglas Quintet, Linda Oh, Video

We’re happy to announce that Brazen Heart is officially released today! Check out the live footage from the studio of the tune Wake Up Claire featuring solos from everyone in the band. The quintet will tour Europe this month promoting the record. Check out dates below.

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MON 12 OCT Jazzclub Fasching / Stockholm, SE Buy Tickets
WED 14 OCT Teatro Donizetti / Bergamo, IT Buy Tickets
THU 15 OCT Jazz Club / Singen, DE Buy Tickets
FRI 16 OCT Flagey – Studio 4 / Brussels, BE Buy Tickets
SAT 17 OCT Hugo Wolf Saal / Leibnitz, AT Buy Tickets
SUN 18 OCT Kinoteatr Rialto / Katowice, PL Buy Tickets
WED 21 OCT Babylon / Istanbul, TR Buy Tickets
THU 22 OCT Conservatorio Mantova / Mantova, IT
FRI 23 OCT Muze / Heusden-Zolder, BE Buy Tickets
SAT 24 OCT Het Spoor / Harelbeke, BE
SUN 25 OCT Grillo Theater / Essen, DE Buy Tickets

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The Serial Sessions: From Thin Air

Posted by: russell on October 1, 2015 @ 1:05 pm
Filed under: Dave Douglas, Linda Oh, Rudy Royston, Ryan Keberle, Subscriber Downloads

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The ninth track for the Subscriber Series Serial Sessions is From Thin Air. Dave Douglas comments below:

Dedicated to Kenny Wheeler: In honor of the closing of 2015 Festival Of New Trumpet Music, Greenleaf releases the single track ‘From Thin Air’ a new composition I wrote in memory of Kenny Wheeler. It features Ryan Keberle, Chet Doxas, Frank Woeste, Linda Oh, and Rudy Royston.

This piece joins the other tracks on the Serial Sessions – tracks released once a month for subscribers and supporters of Greenleaf Music. I am grateful for your support. And I am very proud of this recording and want you to hear it! A few more to come this year.

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The Serial Sessions: Mission Creep

Posted by: russell on September 20, 2015 @ 12:15 pm
Filed under: Dave Douglas, Linda Oh, Rudy Royston, Ryan Keberle, Subscriber Downloads

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The eighth track for the Subscriber Series Serial Sessions is Mission Creep. This track features solos from all of the horn players (Dave Douglas, Chet Doxas and Ryan Keberle) and pianist and Frank Woeste.

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The Serial Sessions: Persistence of Memory

Posted by: russell on August 27, 2015 @ 6:31 pm
Filed under: Dave Douglas, Linda Oh, Rudy Royston, Ryan Keberle, Subscriber Downloads

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The seventh track for the Subscriber Series Serial Sessions is Persistence of Memory. This track features great solos from Dave Douglas and pianist Frank Woeste who weighs in on the recording experience here:

When asked by Greenleaf to write a short comment on recording Persistence of Memory I was at a small jazz festival in Burgundy, France and although I remember the recording session very well I could not really identify this specific song. Naturally I was eager to listen to it again, 6 months after recording this song in New York .

I remember this particular recording session seemed like a challenge at first: recording 12 songs in one day, with no rehearsal and with musicians I had of course heard of but never played with. Needless to say it worked out great and it was fun playing his music and meeting everybody on this recording! This says a lot about Dave’s approach to composing, it’s very down to the point, you don’t need to rehearse a song for days to make it sound. He also leaves a lot of space for improvisation which makes it sound fresh. I also noted that many times Dave would write a bass line or melody and leave it to the piano to find the right harmony. I definitely liked that idea!

Listening to this track again I was immediately struck by the fact that it takes only about 2 seconds to recognize the music of Dave Douglas, his way to compose music and his sound on the trumpet. It’s that one thing all jazz musicians thrive for, to have a voice that’s unique. Although Persistance of Memory is originally on Dave Douglas In Our Lifetime album from 1993 it could have been written in 2015!

I’m looking forward to hearing the rest of the songs that’ll be released September through December.

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