Pre-Order Greg Ward’s Touch My Beloved’s Thought Now!

Posted by: mark on June 1, 2016 @ 12:46 am
Filed under: Greenleaf Music News, Greg Ward, Releases

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Touch My Beloved’s Thought by saxophonist Greg Ward is now available for pre-order on iTunes!

Inspired by Charles Mingus’ The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady album, Greg collaborated with choreographer Onye Ozuzu to create a new work for a 10-piece jazz ensemble and dancers. The piece debuted at Millenium Park during the 2015 Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz series to wide critical acclaim. As Howard Reich stated in his Chicago Tribune review, “beyond the ferocity of Ward’s solos on alto saxophone and the heady virtuosity of the ensemble he convened, this rethinking of ‘Black Saint‘ stood out for the visual and kinetic offerings of an ensemble of dancers outfitted in black.”

We’re proud to release the live recording from that performance on Greenleaf Music, featuring Greg Ward and his ’10 Tongues’ ensemble. The group includes some of Ward’s longest-standing collaborators and first-call Chicago musicians:

Tim Haldeman, tenor saxophone; Keefe Jackson, baritone and tenor saxophones; Russ Johnson, trumpet; Ben LaMar, cornet; Norman Palm, trombone; Christopher Davis, bass trombone; Jason Roebke, bass; Dennis Luxion, piano;  Marcus Evans drums.

Greg Ward & 10 Tongues will play official album release shows in New York (July 8) and Chicago (July 29-30). And this week, the ensemble will perform the entire piece with dancers at Chicago’s Constellation on June 1, 2 and 3.

Check out the Chicago Reader‘s feature on Greg ahead of those shows, including an exclusive preview track!

The album will be released worldwide on July 8.

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Ryan Keberle & Catharsis | “Azul Infinito” available for Pre-Order on iTunes

Posted by: russell on February 5, 2016 @ 2:19 pm
Filed under: Greenleaf Music News, Releases, Ryan Keberle

Greenleaf Music is proud to announce that Ryan Keberle’s latest recording, Azul Infinito, is now available for pre-order on iTunes. (more…)

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Ryan Keberle & Catharis to release Azul Infinito March 4th!

Posted by: mark on January 11, 2016 @ 1:49 pm
Filed under: Greenleaf Music News, Ryan Keberle

We’re excited to announce Ryan Keberle’s second release on Greenleaf Music!

Titled Azul Infinito, the album features his stellar group Catharsis, including Chilean vocalist Camila Meza, trumpeter Mike Rodriguez, Peruvian-born bassist Jorge Roeder and drummer Eric Doob. Drawing inspiration from the Southern Hemisphere, the repertoire includes some Keberle originals as well as pieces by Sebastian Cruz, Pedro Giraudo, Ivan Lins and Emilio Solla.

Ryan and his group are doing extensive touring throughout the Winter and Spring, so check back regularly for performance dates here. Don’t miss Ryan in Japan this week performing with his Japanese version of Catharsis!

And stay tuned for more details and previews of the record coming soon!

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Garden State – Live, in-studio performance by Dave Douglas Quintet from the album Time Travel

Posted by: jim on March 13, 2013 @ 12:03 pm
Filed under: Dave Douglas (News), Greenleaf (News), Greenleaf Music News, Listening, Releases, Video

From the forthcoming album Time Travel, available for preorder at iTunes. This video premiered on Tuesday at JazzTimes.

Recorded & mixed by Joe Ferla at Avatar Studios, April 2012 at the same sessions that yielded the album Be Still [2012] which Stereophile called “one of the best sounding records we’ve heard by any one in quite awhile.” This all-instrumental album features Dave’s new Quintet with Jon Irabagon on tenor saxophone, Matt Mitchell on piano, Linda Oh on bass, and Rudy Royston on drums.

CD preorder coming soon to Dave’s Bandcamp.

Preorder now available!

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Two deals

Posted by: jim on November 23, 2012 @ 1:01 am
Filed under: Greenleaf Music News

It’s the holidays again (whew! this year went fast!) and we’ve started rolling out some sweet deals on our 2012 releases as well as our catalog.

Black Friday through Cyber Monday
30% off all physical products

Use coupon code “thirtypercent” upon checkout

Build-A-Bundle
3 for $30 / 4 for $35 / 5 for $40

Our most popular bundle is back! Up to 50% savings per product.

Both deals aim to save you some money, and both can include our newest titles: Dave Douglas’ Be Still, Donny McCaslin’s Casting For Gravity, Matt Ulery’s By A Little Light, Linda Oh’s Initial Here, and the Magic Triangle/Leap of Faith reissue (including printed sheet music book).

Just a few suggestions there. Browse the e-shelves and find something for yourself, or for the music fan on your list.

We’ll have more promotions in the coming weeks. Make sure you’re connected with Greenleaf Music on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to stay hip to the deals.

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The Greenleaf Sampler 2012

Posted by: jim on October 31, 2012 @ 4:42 pm
Filed under: Dave Douglas (News), Donny McCaslin (News), Greenleaf (News), Greenleaf Music News, Listening

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Follow us.

Posted by: jim on August 1, 2012 @ 3:40 pm
Filed under: Dave Douglas (News), Greenleaf Music News, Live Updates

We’ve been stepping up our social media as of late. Those connected already have seen regular updates on Dave’s Twitter and Facebook, as well as Greenleaf’s Instagram (@greenleafmusic), Facebook, and Twitter. We’re everywhere all at once.

We’re trying to reach our goal of seeing Dave have 5000 followers on Facebook, so we’re running a promotion that one of our new followers will get a free signed copy of his first album on Greenleaf, Mountain Passages, if we reach 5000. We have a lot more in store for you this fall, so get clicking. Links below.

Dave Douglas Facebook
@dave_douglas Twitter
Greenleaf on Facebook
@greenleaf_music Twitter
@greenleafmusic Instagram

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Two for the fall.

Posted by: jim on July 24, 2012 @ 12:23 pm
Filed under: Dave Douglas (News), Donny McCaslin (News), Greenleaf Music News, Releases

Coming to you this fall: new music by Dave Douglas and Donny McCaslin. These two albums——Dave’s Be Still, and Donny’s Casting for Gravity——are strikingly different. A collection of deeply person acoustic hymns and folk songs arranged for Quintet and Dave’s first ever album with a vocalist beside Donny’s latest outing finding him deeper than ever into electronics, soundscapey synths with heavy dub rhythms. Of course, we here at Greenleaf celebrate this diversity whole-heartedly. And we hope you enjoy the coming music.

Dave Douglas, trumpet
Jon Irabagon, tenor saxophone
Matt Mitchell, piano
Linda Oh, bass
Rudy Royston, drums
Aoife O’Donovan, voice

Donny McCaslin, tenor saxophone
Jason Lindner, keyboards
Tim Lefebvre, bass
Mark Guiliana, drums
produced by David Binney
 

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Linda Oh, Initial Here [Preorder, First Listen]

Posted by: jim on May 1, 2012 @ 5:57 pm
Filed under: Greenleaf (News), Greenleaf Cloud Player, Greenleaf Music News, Listening, Releases, Subscriber News

We’re happy to announce the preorder of Linda Oh’s album Initial Here——her second album as a leader, and her first for Greenleaf. Get your order in at iTunes for the MP3s, or at the Greenleaf store for the CD (ships 5/22).

Preorder Initial Here at:

We’re also happy to let our subscribers know that the album is up in-full at the Cloud Player for an exclusive First Listen. And any new subscriber that wants to hear it, your new subscription comes with a free copy of the CD (ships 5/22).

First listen at the Cloud Player:

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Happy Presidents Day

Posted by: jim on February 20, 2012 @ 3:52 pm
Filed under: Dave Douglas (Updates), Greenleaf Music News, Listening

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