ANFTD #49: Evan Parker

Posted by: robyn on March 14, 2018 @ 11:02 am
Filed under: Dave Douglas, Podcast

A Noise From The Deep, the Greenleaf Music Podcast, is proud to present this conversation with Evan Parker, one of the most important saxophonists, composers, and musical thinkers of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Evan talks about his early musical experiences in, and out of, botany school, as well as his development of solo performance and his compositions for large ensembles of improvisers. Thanks to The Royal Academy of Music in London and its director Nick Smart for facilitating this discussion in front of a live audience.

Photos here are from the performance of Eight Elements of Change, by Dave Douglas, in January 2018 at the Royal Academy of Music, and featuring every one of its students. Thanks to photographer Simon Jay Price for the shots!

Titan Moon
Derek Bailey, Evan Parker, Han Bennink

Sankt Gerold Variation 1
Paul Bley, Evan Parker, Barre Phillips

Karyōbin Spontaneous Music Ensemble
Evan Parker – Soprano Saxophone
Kenny Wheeler – Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Derek Bailey – Electric Guitar
Dave Holland – Bass
John Stevens – Drums


Evan Parker – Soprano Saxophone
Roscoe Mitchell – Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Anders Svanoe – Alto Saxophone
John Rangecroft – Clarinet
Neil Metcalfe – Flute
Corey Wilkes – Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Nils Bultmann – Viola
Philipp Wachsmann – Violin
Marcio Mattos – Cello
Craig Taborn – Piano
Jaribu Shahid – Double-Bass
Barry Guy – Double-Bass
Tani Tabbal – Drums, Percussion
Paul Lytton – Drums, Percussion

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New Sound Prints vinyl for Record Store Day

Posted by: mark on March 12, 2018 @ 1:59 pm
Filed under: Artists, Dave Douglas, Joe Lovano

We’re excited to announce that we’ll be releasing a Sound Prints 7″ vinyl 45!

Featuring two tracks additional tracks that appear on the group’s upcoming CD release Scandal, this limited edition disc on emerald green vinyl will be a special release for Record Store Day on April 21st!

The disc features Joe Lovano’s new original “On Pebble Street” as well as an alternate take of the album’s title track composed by Dave Douglas.

Check out the details on this release here and find the full list of releases here.

Call your local record shop or check here to find participating stores.

Don’t miss your chance to get your hands on this exclusive item. Record Store Day only has 300 copies available!


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Hear ‘The Corner Tavern’ from Scandal now!

Posted by: mark on March 9, 2018 @ 8:21 am
Filed under: Artists, Dave Douglas, Joe Lovano, Linda Oh

Today we’re releasing the third single, The Corner Tavern, from the upcoming Sound Prints album Scandal!

Check out the behind-the-scenes studio video on Youtube.

When you pre-order the album now on iTunes, Amazon and Bandcamp and you’ll receive three tracks instantly!

Stream it via Spotify and preview via iTunes, Amazon and Bandcamp.

The group is co-led by saxophonist Joe Lovano and trumpeter  Dave Douglas and Joe Lovano, and includes pianist Lawrence Fields, bassist Linda May Han Oh and drummer Joey Baron.

The album will be released worldwide on April 6! Look for tour dates in the US and Europe to be announced soon!

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UPLIFT Update from Dave Douglas

Posted by: mark on March 5, 2018 @ 3:18 pm
Filed under: Artists, Dave Douglas, Subscriber News, Subscriptions


Every Town is the third track released on this new series. Really hoping folks will subscribe and check out this new music. I will be printed on CDs at the end of the year and by subscribing, you will get one. As well as hearing each track as it is released. The serial release is definitely part of the creative vision for this music for me.

UPLIFT brings together my care and concern for our country, with composition and improvisation for a new and bold team of musicians. Joe Lovano plays tenor, clarinet, and flute. Mary Halvorson and Julian Lage play guitars. Bill Laswell plays bass. Ian Chang plays drums and electronics. It was recorded and mixed by longtime Greenleaf associate Tyler McDiarmid.

This is a full on new studio release for me and I couldn’t be more proud. What’s more, it addresses social issues that I feel are of paramount importance. It’s my small way of doing my part, and pointing in the direction of organizations doing crucial work. We can’t get discouraged. There is too much work to do. Won’t you join me in supporting:

Brennan Center
National Committee on Pay Equity
My Brother’s Keeper Alliance
NY Common Pantry

More music and more topics to come in the months ahead. Thank you.

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UPLIFT | Three: Every Town

Posted by: robyn on March 1, 2018 @ 11:11 am
Filed under: Dave Douglas, Subscriber Downloads, Subscriber News, UPLIFT


Responding to the current political and social climate of the United States and beyond, the UPLIFT Subscriber Series features twelve new Dave Douglas compositions for a new sextet that features Joe Lovano, Mary Halvorson, Julian Lage, Bill Laswell and Ian Chang. Challenging himself, and all of us to consider how we can contribute to positive change in our communities, we’re releasing a new track each month throughout 2018. Each piece highlights a specific social cause and references organizations doing important work.

Every Town is a powerful organization pleading for common sense gun controls in the United States. Action on this issue is so over due it is simply heartbreaking. This week we have been hearing from teenage survivors of a school shooting in Florida. We must listen and change our ways. We must give them the space and support to force change at the electoral level. We cannot continue to accept military weapons freely flowing in our streets. There are powerful organizations working on this issue. I hope you will join me in supporting them.

Ana Grace Project named for the daughter of Nelba Marquez-Greene and Jimmy Greene. They bring great resources to schools and communities across the country. Their motto: Love Wins.

Everytown for Gun Safety is closely allied with Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. Both are indispensable in making this issue heard in the corridors of power. They will be pushing for teenagers and families to be heard during this crucial time for change.

Join the campaign for sensible gun safety laws and politicians who are brave enough to support them. The struggle continues in the ballot box this November. Let’s do everything we can to love and support our families, friends and communities.

– Dave

This content is for members only.
Greenleaf Subscribers can stream and download all of the tracks from the UPLIFT series on Bandcamp.

If you’re a Greenleaf Subscriber and you haven’t already redeemed your Bandcamp code for this series, go here.

Click here to learn more about the UPLIFT Subscriber Series. Program notes can be found here.

If you’d like to join us a subscriber, visit our Bandcamp subscription page here.

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