Ryan Keberle featured in JAZZIZ magazine

Posted by: mark on August 9, 2017 @ 11:12 am
Filed under: Artists, Ryan Keberle

JAZZIZ magazine has a feature article on Ryan Keberle in their August issue. Check out page 36-48 for to read the entire piece.

Shaun Brady has penned an in-depth piece highlighting Ryan’s musical upbringing, his transition to New York City, his work with various groups on the New York scene, and his Catharsis ensemble, whose latest record is Find the Common, Shine a Light.

He quotes a couple of Ryan’s employer, Darcy James Argue:

Ryan’s great gift as a musician, and as a person, is that he is a full-on Epicurean. On the bandstand he is always completely in the moment, utterly devoted to the pure sensual pleasure of sound. He’s an exceptional technician on an instrument that presents serious challenges to the would-be virtuoso, but for Ryan music is always about sound and feeling first. Exceptional soloists don’t always make the best section players, but for Ryan what matters is the complete musical tapestry, not just the the thread he’s weaving, which is why he’s always in such demand.

Check out page 36-48 for to read the entire piece.

Ryan will be playing some shows with Catharsis this weekend in the US Northeast. See you out there!


August 12 | Falls Village, CT | Music Mountain Festival | Details
August 13 | Marlboro, NY | The Falcon


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High Risk plays Jazz Em Agosto Festival in Lisbon, Portugal August 6

Posted by: mark on August 4, 2017 @ 1:24 pm
Filed under: Dave Douglas

Dave Douglas & High Risk are heading for a show in Lisbon, Portugal on August 6. As Dave says:

Excited to announce a very special concert with the High Risk group at Jazz Em Agosto Festival in Lisbon. I’m joined by Jonathan Maron on bass and Ian Chang on drums, as well as, for the first time, Rafiq Bhatia on guitar and electronics! Rafiq and Ian play together in the band Son Lux. Have been loving playing with this group and super excited hear the sounds that develop on stage.

Check out the two albums by this electronic-inspired ensemble – High Risk and Dark Territory – available in CD, LP and digital formats.

Dave Douglas & High Risk
Sunday, August 6
Jazz Em Agosto Festival
Lisbon, Portugal

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We stand with Bandcamp in support of the Transgender Law Center

Bandcamp is donating their profits from today’s sales to the Transgender Law Center in support of transgender rights. Here’s their mission statement:

Transgender Law Center works to change law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression. We envision a future where gender self-determination and authentic expression are seen as basic rights and matters of common human dignity.

We stand with Bandcamp and the many labels and artists who are supporting the Transgender Law Center. We are donating 100% of the proceeds from today’s Bandcamp sales to this worthy cause.

Visit our Bandcamp store here to check out music from Dave Douglas, Ryan Keberle, Donny McCaslin, Linda Oh, Rudy Royston, Matt Ulery, Greg Ward and more!

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Metamorphosis | Ophiucus

Posted by: Dave Douglas on @ 10:00 am
Filed under: Dave Douglas, Subscriber Downloads



Getting to play with two of my heroes and one great new friend. I first met Fred Frith when he produced the Dr. Nerve record by Nick Didkovsky around 1986. He’s always been of my favorite guitar colorists. I was so grateful to have him on Metamorphosis. Ditto Oliver Lake, who I met somewhat later and have had a few chances to share music with. I so enjoyed conversing with him on this track, which describes the constellation Ophiucus, the serpent bearer, which is also sometimes counted as the thirteenth sign of the Zodiac. Kris Davis is a new colleague for me, and she shines so strongly on this track. A deep listener and another great colorist, she brought so much to this session. There’s a pensive quality to this piece that sets in soon after it comes crashing out of the gate. I cherish each interaction with these three great improvisers.

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ANFTD #43: Dave Douglas on WKCR 1 of 3

Posted by: Dave Douglas on August 3, 2017 @ 3:20 pm
Filed under: Dave Douglas, Podcast

May 24, 2017 Dave was invited as a guest on the WKCR Musician Show with host Matt Landes. It was a three hour broadcast, which A Noise From The Deep is splitting into three episodes of approximately one hour each. Dave’s approach for the show was to play music by trumpeters he admires that you may not have heard of. Episode One includes music by Theljon Allen, Theo Croker, Verneri Pohjola, Oskar Stenmark, Nadje Noordhuis, Kevin Cobb, NO BS Brass Band, and South African flugelhornist Feya Faku.

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Vote in the Downbeat Readers Poll

Posted by: mark on @ 2:19 pm
Filed under: Music Business News

Vote in the 82nd Annual Downbeat Readers Poll now!

Presented by Downbeat Magazine, this is your chance to vote for your favorite artists, albums and record labels. (Hint!)

The poll will end in a few days, so do it now! And check the December 2017 issue for complete results.

We appreciate your support!

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Bandcamp interviews Jason Moran

Posted by: mark on August 2, 2017 @ 3:15 pm
Filed under: Music Business News, Music Technology

We’re big fans of Bandcamp because they offer a great product that enables us to present our entire catalogue to you in a very convenient way.

And we appreciate pianist Jason Moran‘s insights in his interview on the Bandcamp daily blog.

Check out this thoughts on album pricing and whether CDs are necessary in these times.

Check out his three releases on his Bandcamp page and let us know how you feel about on Bandcamp on our Facebook page.

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Dave Douglas is guest artist at Jazz Institute of Chicago jazz camp.

Posted by: mark on July 21, 2017 @ 1:36 pm
Filed under: Artists, Dave Douglas

Today Dave Douglas is a Featured Guest Artist at Straight Ahead Jazz Camp at the Jazz Institute of Chicago.

He’ll be giving presentations on creating new music and the importance of art and culture including how music serves communities, how music education contributes to our society and how the future depends on music and musicians for growth and progress.

Full details on the camp are here.

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Please Do This

Posted by: Dave Douglas on July 14, 2017 @ 10:14 am
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Our ever-changing landscape for recorded music makes independent creative music making more challenging and more important than ever. I am convinced that our community needs to exist and that new music will continue to be made for future generations. I am also convinced that our symbiotic community of listeners, music makers and families must stick together and commit to supporting and nurturing each other.

If you have thought about supporting the sustainable model we have created at Greenleaf Music, now would be great time to sign on. At the $25 annual level you can stream the entire catalog, including special Subscription Series releases and other unique content. Other levels also contain physical product and further discounts. It’s great value, and it’s also is crucial to our sustainable creative model. We are 100% advertisement free. You get the direct music from the artist. We created the model with that in mind. We need you to complete the picture. Sign on and enjoy the music and the community.

As one listener commented to me: Shakespeare might call it “a good deed in a naughty world.” The world is tough. We plan to continue making an oasis in music and creative thought. Please take a moment to join us.

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Metamorphosis | Lyra

Posted by: Dave Douglas on July 7, 2017 @ 12:01 am
Filed under: Dave Douglas, Subscriber Downloads

Lyra features our two string players, Yasushi Nakamura on bass and Fred Frith on Guitar. Traveling with Yasushi, I often remark on how the poor guy who offered us his bass must be cringing at the vigor with which Yasushi seems to destroy the instrument. This is his own bass, the sound full and resonant. Fred Frith of course brings an astonishingly varied set of sounds to the table here. Amazing to hear how many different tones he can get, and in so short an amount of time. Grateful to the venerable Fred for having made time for this recording session. Matt Mitchell and Andrew Cyrille punctuate the music with deft fluidity and rhythmic collusion. This track is seventh in the series. Thanks for listening and being a part of our community of artists at Greenleaf.

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