Spark of Being/Keystone Bundle!

Posted by: russell on October 9, 2014 @ 4:13 pm
Filed under: Dave Douglas, Dave Douglas & Keystone, Keystone, Spark Of Being

SOB-Promotion

To celebrate Keystone’s live performance at MoMA on October 14th (please read here if you haven’t yet) we’re having a Keystone sale! For every Spark of Being album purchase through October 19th you’ll receive a free copy of the the first Keystone CD/DVD. Stop by the Greenleaf Music Online Store now!

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Spark Of Being wins Best Experimental Film at LA Critics Awards

Posted by: admin on December 12, 2011 @ 4:14 pm
Filed under: Dave Douglas (News), Spark Of Being, Video

A couple of Spark Of Being news items for you…

First, a big congratulations to Bill Morrison for taking the Experimental Film category at the recent LA Critics awards with Spark of Being! You can check out the full list of winners at the LAFCA website.

Also, check out this great review of Spark… at variety.com.

Spark… has been screening at film festivals across the globe in recent months. Click on the Spark of Being category to check out more related posts.

Spark Of Being trailer

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Take 25% off our catalog, today only. Use coupon code “TWENTY5OFF”

It seems like the holidays come earlier and earlier every year. So today and for one day only, put down your turkey basters because we’re offering our complete catalog* for 25% off. That includes GPS MP3 albums for as little as $3.75, live sets for as little as $5, CDs for as little as $9, Sheet Music for as little as $11, and Subscriptions for as little at $18!

* The 25% discount is applicable to all products except the Three Views box set, and the educational sheet music packages.

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Spark Of Being screening at upcoming film festivals

Posted by: admin on October 12, 2011 @ 5:12 am
Filed under: Dave Douglas (News), Spark Of Being, Video

Experimental filmmaker Bill Morrison has been recently making the rounds at film festivals with his film Spark Of Being. Those in Madrid got to see the film this past week, and Spark continues showing in a few other countries in the next month. Details and trailer below.

Festival du Nouveau Cinema, Montreal
October 15th, 19th

‹‹‹ Tickets for October 15th showing ›››
‹‹‹ Tickets for October 19th showing ›››

AFI Film Festival, Los Angeles
Nov 9 & 10

‹‹‹ November 9: 10:30PM – 11:42PM ›››
‹‹‹ November 10: 1:30PM – 2:42PM ›››

Olympia Film Festival, Olympia WA
Nov 11 – 20

‹‹‹ Screentimes coming soon ›››

Other Cinema, San Francisco
Nov 12, 8:30pm


Spark Of Being Trailer

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Keystone in Willisau with Ingrid Laubrock on saxophone

Posted by: admin on August 29, 2011 @ 8:26 pm
Filed under: Dave Douglas (News), Events, Keystone, Photos, Spark Of Being

She did an amazing job filling in for the Hurricane-stranded Marcus Strickland!


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Dave Douglas & Keystone, Spark Of Being in Willisau, August 28th

Posted by: admin on August 26, 2011 @ 5:20 pm
Filed under: Dave Douglas (News), Spark Of Being

Dave Douglas & Keystone play Spark Of Being.
Live with the Bill Morrison film.
August 28th at the Jazz Festival Willisau.

SPARK OF BEING, released winter 2010, is available as a 3CD Box Set, or individual CDs. Be sure to vote for Spark Of Being in the Jazz Album category in the 2011 Downbeat Readers Poll.

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Dave Douglas, Donny McCaslin – Keystone, Perpetual Motion Quintet at JazzBaltica

Posted by: admin on June 29, 2011 @ 9:46 pm
Filed under: Dave Douglas (News), Donny McCaslin (News), Events, Perpetual Motion, Spark Of Being

Spark Of Being, Perpetual Motion Quintet

Dave Douglas (tp)

Donny McCaslin (sax)

Jason Lindner (keys)

Tim Lefebrve (b)

Mark Guiliana (drums)

Special quintet playing 2011 JazzBaltica Festival

Performing music from Dave Douglas’ Spark Of Being, and Donny McCaslin’s Perpetual Motion.

  • Date: Sunday, July 3rd
  • City: Dave Douglas in Salzau
  • Venue: JazzBaltica
  • Country: DE

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    Keystone in Ithaca | Columbus

    Posted by: admin on February 3, 2011 @ 2:15 pm
    Filed under: Brass Ecstasy, Dave Douglas (News), Keystone, Spark Of Being
    Dave Douglas, Shows in Ithaca/Columbus

    This weekend, Dave Douglas brings his Keystone ensemble, fresh off the Spark Of Being releases to Cornell Cinema in Ithaca NY (Friday, Febuary 4th), and the Lincoln Theatre in Columbus OH (Saturday, February 5th). More info on those shows at davedouglas.com/shows.

    Be sure to take note of the upcoming Brass Ecstasy dates in the U.S. and abroad this coming March and April. Hope to see you.

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    Keystone in Ithaca | Columbus

    Posted by: admin on @ 2:15 pm
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    Dave Douglas, Shows in Ithaca/Columbus

    This weekend, Dave Douglas brings his Keystone ensemble, fresh off the Spark Of Being releases to Cornell Cinema in Ithaca NY (Friday, Febuary 4th), and the Lincoln Theatre in Columbus OH (Saturday, February 5th). More info on those shows at davedouglas.com/shows.

    Be sure to take note of the upcoming Brass Ecstasy dates in the U.S. and abroad this coming March and April. Hope to see you.

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    two thousand ten.

    Posted by: Dave Douglas on December 23, 2010 @ 9:46 am
    Filed under: Banff Workshop, Brass Ecstasy, Dave Douglas (Artist Thoughts), Greenleaf Music News, Perennials, Spark Of Being

    Two thousand ten.

    Charles Wuorinen meets Warren Smith backstage at Abrons Art Center and they realize they had worked together fifty years earlier. Festival of New Trumpet Music presents the double bill of Wuorinen brass music and Ornette Coleman works performed by Wilmer Wise and the Pulse Composers Collective.

    Keystone at CCRMA

    Took over the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics for a week with Marcus Strickland, Adam Benjamin, DJ Olive, Brad Jones, Gene Lake and Geoff Countryman. Outfitted the room to record Spark of Being. (photo by Jason Chuang)

    Residency at Zankel Hall with 11 incredibly talented young musicians who created their own book of music in a week.

    Reconnecting with Jim McNeely, who taught me at NYU and is still teaching me today. Stanford Jazz Orchestra played big band works which continue to evolve.

    Brass Ecstasy, Portland Jazz Festival

    Brass Ecstasy reunites after making Spirit Moves. Portland Jazz Festival in McMenamin’s Crystal Ballroom. Plus a special recording for Basque accordionist Kepa Junkera, the familiar Basque standard Boga Boga. Exquisitely sung by the remarkable vocalist Sunny Kim.

    Amsterdam Conservatorio hosts a competition for bands out of the conservatories at London, Trondheim, Paris, Copenhagen and Berlin. Heard some amazing stuff from these folks.

    The One Low Point of the Year: Trapped by a Volcano. However, made it back just in time for the Stanford premiere of Spark Of Being.

    Banff

    Banff Workshop. My weakness. I love going there and being at the workshop. Big debts to those who join me. Faculty: Clarence Penn – drums, Matt Brewer – bass, Donny McCaslin – saxophone, Jeff Parker – guitar, Roberto Rodriguez – piano, Myra Melford – piano, Ben Monder – guitar, Darcy James Argue – composer, Michael Bates – bass, Gerald Cleaver – drums, Matana Roberts – saxophone, Ravi Coltrane – saxophone, Drew Gress – bass, David Gilmore – guitar, E.J. Strickland – drums, Mary Halvorson – guitar, Giorgio Magnanensi – composer, Hank Roberts – cello.

    Suoni delle Dolomiti. Once again climbed a mountain. Trio Sentiero for trumpet, banjo, and cello with Noam Pikelny and Hank Roberts.

    Dave Douglas Sketchl

    Spent a few days in Merano, Italy with Franco D’Andrea. Photo by amazing composer trombonist Adrian Mears.

    Dave Douglas Big Band, Hollywood Bowl

    To share the Hollywood Bowl stage with Dave Holland and Count Basie. Robby Marshall, Jim McNeely and the LA Band. It was a blast.

    Dave Douglas, Paolo Fresu, Enrico Rava

    Grateful to Paolo Fresu for inviting me to Nuoro and allowing me to arrange music for he and Enrico Rava. Paolo is a superstar. Trying going shopping with him anywhere in Sardinia. We had a lot of coffee and conversation. He is recognized everywhere, and rightfully so !

    Another special meeting with quarter tone trumpeter extraordinaire Ibrahim Maalouf. When he invited me to play with him in Paris i had no idea what it was going to be. And afterwards I still have no idea what that was! Amazing set of music and expansive vision. May we meet again.

    Keystone, Walker Art Center

    Walker Center and MacPhail Workshop / Dakota Ensemble. First of all it was a high to hear Adam Linz’ leadership and Mingus focus come through the young musicians assembled there. Second of all, but no less thrilling, was to play in the new theater at the Walker. And to return to Spark after a few summer performances. Spark twelve times in Europe.

    Travis Sullivan invited me to play with the Bjorkestra in which I heard all the great musicians assembled there, plus a welcome return to the Manzoni.

    Continued compositions for big band, and getting to hear them played by the Jazz Knights at West Point.
    Greenleaf Logo New
    Two thousand eleven.

    Greenleaf Music will go through a complete overhaul, including a new mobile site, a mobile app, and a new streaming system. Several recordings are underway that will be released in the new regime. Visit again soon for more details.

    May you have an enjoyable year end.

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