Greenleaf Artists Sound Off: Year End Observations & Music Thoughts

Year end thoughts from Dave Douglas, Grammy nominee Donny McCaslin, Michael Bates, Linda Oh, Kneebody, Matt Ulery


Dave Douglas

Henry Brant would be 100! After co-producing his 52 trumpet piece with Festival of New Trumpet Music, I discovered his book called “Textures and Timbres: An Orchestrator’s Handbook.” It is extraordinary, a great insight into what made that music so powerful. I will spend another 50 years trying to digest it. It’s still in print, and worth looking up.

Wayne Shorter turned 80. John Zorn turned 60. I turned 50. Joe Lovano and I were honored to have a small role in the Wayne Shorter events, playing with our quintet, Sound Prints, with Lawrence Fields, Linda Oh, and Joey Baron, at several celebrations. The Zorn at 60 marathons were some of the most inspiring days of music I have ever seen; definitely like playing on an all-star team. And traveling with my own quintet, with Jon Irabagon, Matt Mitchell, Linda Oh, and Rudy Royston, has been one of the most challenging and fulfilling musical experiences of my life. It is a profound pleasure developing the music with these good people. We still have about 15 states to go and I look forward to working on that! Stay warm and we will hope to see you in Hawaii in the cold season.


Miguel Zenon, Oye, Live in Puerto Rico
Jonathan Finlayson & Sicilian Defense, Moment & The Message
Mauro Ottolini Sousaphonix, Bix Factor


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30% off everything at the Greenleaf stores, Friday through Monday

Posted by: admin on November 28, 2013 @ 10:36 pm
Filed under: Dave Douglas (News), Donny McCaslin (News), Greenleaf (News), Releases


We’re starting off the holidays with a big sale, 30% any and all CDs, LPs, and Sheet Music.

Use coupon code “greenleafthirty” at any of our artist stores

Dave DouglasMatt UleryLinda OhDonny McCaslin

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Linda Oh’s “Sun Pictures” at ShapeShifter Lab, September 27

Posted by: admin on September 16, 2013 @ 9:39 am
Filed under: Events, Greenleaf (News)


More info and tickets

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Linda Oh celebrates #SunPictures at Jazz Standard on Tuesday

Posted by: admin on August 26, 2013 @ 9:18 am
Filed under: Events, Greenleaf (News), Video


Tuesday, August 27th sees the release of a new album by bassist Linda Oh on our Greenleaf label. To celebrate, Linda brings a quartet to Jazz Standard NYC for two sets. RSVP to the event at Facebook.

“…another solid step in the evolution of Linda Oh, and suggests that there’s still much more creative music coming from her.”
Something Else!

Preorder Sun Pictures at Bandcamp (GLM) or iTunes

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Linda Oh’s “Sun Pictures” now available for preorder.

Posted by: admin on August 6, 2013 @ 10:29 am
Filed under: Greenleaf (News), Listening, Releases, Video

We’re happy to announce the preorder of Linda Oh’s “Sun Pictures”—her 3rd album as a leader, and her 2nd for our label. This is a dynamite band featuring Greenleaf alum Ben Wendel of Kneebody, Aussie guitarist James Muller, and drummer Ted Poor. And Linda’s writing for this crew is stronger than ever.

Preorder Sun Pictures at GLM (Bandcamp) & iTunes.

The title of the album comes from the world’s oldest operating outdoor cinema located in Broome, Australia where Linda’s sister lives. That imagery and concept are central to the feel of these tunes—Linda describes each piece as a “snapshot from recent travels and experiences playing music.” And busy she’s been, playing with Dave Douglas’ Quintet, Sound Prints Quintet with Dave and Joe Lovano, and countless other projects the helped shape these tunes.

But enough from us, we’ll let Linda fill you in.

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Video: The first look at Linda Oh’s #SunPictures

Posted by: admin on July 17, 2013 @ 10:07 am
Filed under: Greenleaf (News), Listening, Video

LindaOh-SunPictures_72dpi-optWe’re excited to announce and share with you new Linda Oh music. “Sun Pictures” is her second for Greenleaf after last year’s “Initial Here“. Linda has been busy since that release playing in Dave’s Quintet, the Sound Prints Quintet with Dave and Joe Lovano, and a boatload of other projects. And it’s from those travels and experiences that “Sun Pictures” came into focus — Linda calls the album “a set of musical postcards.”

We have the CDs printing at the plant — a beautiful package with great photos, liner notes by Linda, all printed on recycled paper (you know how we roll) — and we expect them in any day now. Preorder in advance of the August 27th street date coming very soon. In the meantime, watch this great band (Ben Wendel of Kneebody, James Muller, Linda Oh, and Ted Poor) recording the album live at WKCR Studios at Columbia University.

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Time Travel Release Day!

Posted by: admin on April 9, 2013 @ 6:30 am
Filed under: Dave Douglas (Updates), Events, Greenleaf (News), Releases


It’s our esteemed privilege to bring a new Dave Douglas album into the world yet again. And he’s outdone himself on this one—as he always does!

You can read more on Time Travel here on Greenleaf, or by following the #ddTimeTravel hashtag on Twitter.

Time Travel also available at:
iTunes | Amazon

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

Posted by: admin 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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Dave Douglas Quintet “Time Travel” advance look

Posted by: admin on March 7, 2013 @ 10:32 am
Filed under: Dave Douglas (News), Greenleaf (News), Listening, Video

Watch a 60-second advance bit of video from the forthcoming album “Time Travel” by Dave Douglas featuring Jon Irabagon, Matt Mitchell, Linda Oh, and Rudy Royston.

Album: Time Travel
Audio: “Law Of Historical Memory”
Release Date: April 9th, 2013
Label: Greenleaf Music
Recorded & Mixed by Joe Ferla
Film by Christoph Green

More videos coming soon.

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Two Dave Douglas concerts in Italy: Quintet with Aoife O’Donovan, Big Band

Posted by: admin on March 1, 2013 @ 5:19 pm
Filed under: Dave Douglas (News), Events, Greenleaf (News), Video

Dave Douglas Quintet
with special guest Aoife O’Donovan

with Walter Smith III, Matt Mitchell, Linda Oh, Rudy Royston
Playing music from Be Still
March 3rd – Teatro Manzoni
Via Manzoni 42,
20121 Milano, Italy

Dave Douglas with Rome Auditorium Jazz Orchestra

Playing music from A Single Sky and more new music
March 6 – Auditorium Parco della Musica
Viale Pietro De Coubertin, 30,
00196 Rome, Italy

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