New track from Metamorphosis available now – Boötes.

Posted by: mark on February 4, 2017 @ 11:42 am
Filed under: Artists, Dave Douglas, Subscriber News

The February subscription track from Metamorphosis just went up. You can get it by joining us here. If you’re not a subscriber, you can read  Dave’s description of the new track, which is a quartet featuring Dave Douglas, Oliver Lake, Fred Frith and Yasushi Nakamura.

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WBGO premieres Metamorphosis track “Halcyon Days”

Posted by: mark on January 19, 2017 @ 10:00 am
Filed under: Dave Douglas, Subscriber News

WBGO is featuring a track from Metamorphosis, the new Dave Douglas project for eight improvisers and our new Subscriber Series.

They are premiering the track “Halcyon Days,” which is a bonus track from the session that features Wadada Leo SmithOliver Lake, Fred Frith, Matt Mitchell, Kris Davis, Yasushi Nakamura and Andrew Cyrille.

Check out the feature by Nate Chinen and listen to the music.

We’re releasing tracks each month for Greenleaf subscribers throughout 2017. Join us to hear this exclusive content and more.

The live premiere of Metamorphosis will take place at the Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center on March 3 and 4.

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Subscriber Series 2017: Metamorphosis

Posted by: mark on January 12, 2017 @ 9:36 am
Filed under: Dave Douglas, Subscriber Downloads, Subscriber News

Our Subscriber Series for 2017 is Metamorphosis, a new work by Dave Douglas for improvisors.

In 1997, Douglas released the one-of-a-kind album Sanctuary, a thrilling and unpredictable journey through the improvisation of a double-quartet. Metamorphosis marks a conceptual return to this bold and distinctive project, with Douglas enlisting some of the most unique and flexible voices in modern improvised music: trumpeter and cornet player Wadada Leo Smith, saxophonist Oliver Lake, guitarist Fred Frith, modular synth player Matt Mitchell, pianist Kris Davis, bassist Yasushi Nakamura and drummer Andrew Cyrille. All of these artists are known for their uninhibited approach to improvisation and for being highly responsive team players, two essential traits for a project like this to succeed.

Based on Douglas’ compositional material inspired by the constellations, the December 2016 recording session yielded twelve tracks. You can read Dave’s program notes for details on the material. Some tracks, such as January’s Andromeda, feature the entire ensemble  while others include smaller groupings of four and five musicians in various configurations.

As part of our Subscribers Series, we are releasing a new track each month exclusively for subscribers throughout 2017. Subscribers can download the material for their enjoyment in various file formats. As well, subscribers can listen to the music using the proprietary Greenleaf Cloud Player on our website, which also includes everything that has ever been released on Greenleaf Music as well as additional subscriber-only material.

Please join us as a subscriber to gain access to this unique material and more.

Look for interviews with the artists and other project-related offerings throughout the year.

And don’t miss the debut live performance of this bold new music at the Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center on March 3rd and 4th.

Project details:

Personnel:
Dave Douglas, Wadada Leo Smith, trumpets
Oliver Lake, saxophone
Fred Frith, guitar
Matt Mitchell, modular synth
Kris Davis, piano
Yasushi Nakamura, acoustic bass
Andrew Cyrille, drums

Recorded and mixed by Tyler McDiarmid at The Samurai Hotel Recording Studio in Queens, NYC. December 5, 2016.

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New Sanctuary Trio Tours Europe in Winter 2017

Posted by: mark on December 28, 2016 @ 2:22 pm
Filed under: Dave Douglas, Paperback Series, Subscriber News

New Sanctuary Trio will tour Europe in Winter 2017!

Featuring trumpeter Dave Douglas, percussionist Susie Ibarra and guitarist Marc Ribot, the group will perform from January 26 to February 1 in Austria, England, France, Italy and Germany.

The trio contributed the music for our 2016 Subscription Series, releasing monthly tracks from a new piece composed by Dave Douglas. We recently released a CD of the music as part of our Paperback Series, which is available to all Greenleaf Music subscribers and will be available to those who attend live shows. More details here.

See you out there!

Details:

European Tour – Winter 2017
01.26 |Vienna, Austria | Porgy & Bess Jazz & Music Club | Details
01.27 | Leeds, England | The Howard Assembly Room / Opera North | Details
01.28 | Vitry, France | Theatre Jean Vilar | Details
01.30 | Padova, Italy | Sala dei Giganti del Liviano
01.31 | Rüsselsheim, Germany | Theater Rüsselsheim | Details
02.01|  Milan, Italy | Blue Note Milano | Details

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Our Paperback Series continues with new subscriber CDs

Posted by: mark on December 5, 2016 @ 12:11 am
Filed under: Dave Douglas, Franke Woeste, Ryan Keberle, Subscriber News, Subscriptions

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Over the last two years, we have released new music exclusively for Greenleaf subscribers through our Subscriber Series. Available as downloads and via streaming, the music from Serial Sessions in 2015 and New Sanctuary in 2016 has offered a great way to interact with our artists, keeping you up to date on their latest and most compelling work.

Now we’re offering this music as two discs in our Paperback Series – minimal packaging, lots of music – available exclusively for subscribers and attendees of live shows.

If you’re already a subscriber, you will be receiving copies of these two CDs in the mail any day now.

And during our Year End Sale, if you join us as a subscriber at level 2 or 3, you’ll also receive these two discs with your subscription.

The 2015 Serial Sessions featured Ryan Keberle, Chet Doxas, Frank Woeste, Linda Oh and Rudy Royston playing music by Dave Douglas, while the 2016 New Sanctuary series featured a new trio with Dave Douglas, Marc Ribot and Susie Ibarra, playing a newly composed piece by Dave Douglas.

Thanks to our subscribers for supporting what we do! And we look forward to interacting with new subscribers who come on board to take advantage of this offer.

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Year End Sale starts today.

year-end-saleAs an independent record company that continually puts out unique creative music, we are proud to inspire our audience with each new release. Our goal is to make each record sound different from the last. This year has been exceptional in this regard, with great albums from Ryan Keberle, Dave Douglas, Greg Ward, Frank Woeste and Rudy Royston.

As we head into December, we would like to thank our many supporters and engage new listeners by offering a Year End Sale.

We’re offering choice of any of our 2016 releases when you make any purchase from our store. And if you join us as a subscriber at level 2 or 3 you’ll receive two CDs exclusively available for subscribers: Serial Session and New Sanctuary.

We hope you’ll join us.

Sale Details:

1) Store Sale:
Buy any album from our bandcamp store (physical product or digital download) and choose a 2016 release for free. Once you make a purchase, you’ll receive an email asking which of the following records you’d like to receive:

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

2) Subscription:
Subscribe at level 2 or 3 and receive 2 CDs: Serial Sessions 2015 and New Sanctuary 2016, both of which are new Paperback Series releases available only for subscribers and attendees of live shows.

The sale ends December 31st.

Thanks for supporting what we do!

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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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Subscriber Exclusive: Key Motion Quintet, Live at Jazz Standard

Posted by: jim on April 23, 2012 @ 7:35 pm
Filed under: Greenleaf Cloud Player, Key Motion, Keystone, Perpetual Motion, Subscriber News

Equal parts Keystone and Perpetual Motion, the Key Motion Quintet is co-led by Dave Douglas and Donny McCaslin with Adam Benjamin, Tim Lefevbre, and Mark Guiliana. These three cuts——Moonshine, L.Z.C.M., and Handwritten Letter——are from the GPS: Live at Jazz Standard celebration December 2011 which was one of only two performances with this band. All three tunes are available for stream/download exclusively for Greenleaf Subscribers.

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Subscriber Exclusive: Dave Douglas & So Percussion, Live at Jazz Standard

Posted by: jim on April 5, 2012 @ 3:48 pm
Filed under: Dave Douglas (News), Subscriber News

Dave Douglas & So Percussion, GPS: Live at Jazz Standard

More tracks from the GPS: Live at Jazz Standard sets coming soon.

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Key Motion Quintet: Split Personality/Five Hands Down [Digital Single, Subscriber Exclusive]

Posted by: jim on December 5, 2011 @ 8:13 pm
Filed under: Dave Douglas (Updates), Donny McCaslin (News), Keystone, Listening, Perpetual Motion, Subscriber News

 

There’s a new Subscriber download this month from the Key Motion Quintet co-led by Dave Douglas and Donny McCaslin recorded earlier this year in Salzau. Check out the Douglas composition Split Personality above via Soundcloud. Subscribers can download both this track and the “b-side”—McCaslin’s Five Hands Down—as MP3s or lossless FLAC audio.

Check out this band live at Jazz Standard this Thursday.

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