October 14 Dave Douglas show in Boston is cancelled.

Posted by: mark on October 12, 2017 @ 2:30 pm
Filed under: Artists, Dave Douglas

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Dave Douglas with The Westerlies and Anwar Marshall concert at the David Friend Recital Hall in Boston on October 14 has been cancelled.

We regret that we will not be able to play for our listeners in Boston. Next time for sure.

Catch the band in Brooklyn, New York on October 20 and Portland, Oregon on October 28.

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Pre-order Little Giant Still Life on Bandcamp now!

Posted by: mark on October 9, 2017 @ 1:21 pm
Filed under: Artists, Dave Douglas

The new album Little Giant Still Life featuring Dave Douglas, The Westerlies and Anwar Marshall is now available for pre-order on Bandcamp.

When you order it now, you’ll instantly receive the title track ahead of the worldwide release on October 20th.

And don’t miss the ensemble on tour this month in Boston, Brooklyn and Portland, Oregon. Full tour details here.

Thanks for your support!

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Metamorphosis | Pegasus

Posted by: robyn on @ 9:39 am
Filed under: Dave Douglas, Subscriber Downloads

Dave Douglas, Kris Davis, Yasushi Nakamura, Matt Mitchell. I went with the harmon mute on this one with Yasushi Nakamura on bass, Kris Davis on mostly prepared piano (let’s say, definitely not “unprepared”), and Matt Mitchell on modular synth. Not a configuration I had ever found myself in. This one is highly conversational, keeps wanting to go into tempo, flirting with it, and flying away. I love how Kris’ preparations of the piano match the timbres of Matt’s synth. The ending of this piece felt like it could go on and belong to entirely other world of music. Pegasus flying.
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Greenleaf Subscribers can stream and download all of the tracks from the Metamorphosis 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 Metamorphosis Subscriber Series. Program notes can be found here.

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Discount tickets for Zorn Bagatelles shows in NYC

Posted by: mark on October 4, 2017 @ 7:32 am
Filed under: Dave Douglas

This weekend, NYU Skirball  is presenting two nights of John Zorn’s project The Bagatelles, featuring 20 ensembles of incredible improvisers that include Greg Cohen, Dave Douglas, Sylvie Courvoisier, Mark Feldman, Mary Halvorson, Matt Mitchell, Erik Friedlander, Jim Black and more. You can read the entire program online.

We’re able to offer discounted tickets for our community!

Pay $20 for $50 tickets when you use the code ‘FB20’ at point of purchase. You can buy tickets online here.

Enjoy the music!

Details:

John Zorn’s The Bagatelles
NYC Skirball Center
566 LaGuardia Pl, New York, NY 10012
Friday, October 6, 7:30pm | Details
Saturday, October 7, 7:30pm | Details

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ANFTD #46: Carla Bley and Steve Swallow

Posted by: robyn on September 29, 2017 @ 11:50 am
Filed under: Dave Douglas, Podcast

Dave travels north to visit Carla Bley and Steve Swallow in their home, where countless gigantic recordings were made. Carla is joining Riverside this season for new music and actual tour dates. Check your local listings. Topics discussed include: Hiring weirdos for the band, Jail time for Steve, Mutinous bandmates, Finding your own sound by actually working on it every day of your life, The Beauty of broken pump organs, And The Sullen good looks of a certain Mr. Andy Sheppard (why Carla added Andy to the Duo). Musical excerpts span their 50 year history together.

Carla Bley and Steve Swallow
Willow, New York

1. Major from Are We There Yet? 1998
Carla Bley (piano), Steve Swallow (electric bass)

2. Walking Batteriewoman from Social Studies 1980
Michael Mantler (trumpet), Carlos Ward (alto saxophone),Tony Degradi (tenor saxophone), Gary Valente (trombone), Joe Daley (euphonium), Eark McIntyre (tuba), Carla Bley (organ, piano),Steve Swallow (bass), D. Sharpe (drums)

3. Why from Escalator Over The Hill with Paul Haines 1971
Linda Ronstadt (voice), Charlie Haden (voice), Michael Mantler (trumpet), Sharon Freeman (horn), Roswell Rudd (trombone), Jack Jeffers (trombone), John Buckingham (tuba), Perry Robinson (clarinet), Jimmy Lyons (alto sax), Gato Barbieri (tenor sax), Chris Woods (bari sax), John McLaughlin (guitar), Carla Bley (piano), Charlie Haden (bass), Paul Motian (drums)

4. Gary Burton: A Genuine Tong Funeral: Opening & Shovels 1967
Gary Burton (vibes),Larry Coryell (guitar), Steve Swallow 9bass), Lonesome Dragon (drums), Steve Lacy (soprano sax), Mike Mantler (trumpet), Gato Barbieri (tenor sax), Jimmy Knepper (trombone), Howard Johnson (tuba, bari sax), Carla Bley (piano, organ, conductor)

5. Liberation Music Orchestra: The Ending Of The First Side 1969
Perry Robinson (clarinet), Gato Barbieri (tenor sax), Dewey Redman (alto and tenor sax), Don Cherry (cornet), Mike Mantler (trumpet), Roswell Rudd (trombone), Bob Northern (horn), Howard Johnson (tuba), Carla Bley (piano), Charlie Haden (bass), Paul Motian (drums)

6. Steve Swallow Quintet: Unnatural Causes 2011

7. Steve Swallow Quintet: Suitable For Framing 2011
Chris Cheek (tenor sax), Steve Cardenas (guitar), Carla Bley (organ), Steve Swallow (bass), Jorge Rossy (drums)

8. Musique Mécanique I 1978
Michael Mantler (trumpet), Alan Braufman (alto sax), Gary Windo (tenor sax), John Clark (horn), Roswell Rudd (trombone), Bob Stewart (tuba), Terry Adams (electric pump organ), Carla Bley (organ, toy piano), Steve Swallow (bass), D. Sharpe (drums), Karen Mantler (glockenspiel)

9. Grand Mother 2002
Lawrence Feldman, Wolfgang Puschnig, Andy Sheppard, Craig Handy, Gary Smulyan (reeds), Earl Gardner, Lew Soloff, Byron Stripling, Giampaolo, Casati (trumpets), Jim Pugh, Gary Valente, Dave Bargeron, David Taylor (trombones), Robert Routch (horn), Karen Mantler (organ, glockenspiel), Carla Bley (piano, conductor), Stevce Swallow (bass), Billy Drummond (drums), Don Alias (percussion)

10. Enormous Tots 1973 NO STEVE!
Julie Tippets (voice), Gato Barbieri (tenor sax), Howard Johnson (voice, clarinet, bass clarinet, soprano, baritone and bass saxophones, tubas), Dave Holland (bass), Michael Mantler (trumpet), Toni Marcus (violin, viola), Carla Bley (voice, recorders, piano, electric piano, clavinet, organ, marimba, celeste, percussion), Paul Motion (drums, percussion)

11. Andando El Tiempo: Camino Al Volver 2015
Andy Sheppard (tenor sax), Carla Bley (piano), Steve Swallow (bass guitar)

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Japan tour dates for Ryan Keberle’s Catharsis Trio

Posted by: mark on September 27, 2017 @ 2:25 pm
Filed under: Artists, Ryan Keberle

Trombonist Ryan Keberle is bringing his group Catharsis to Japan for the first time in October!

Celebrating their latest release, Find the Common, Shine a Light, the group will be performing in a trio format featuring vocalist / guitarist Camila Meza and bassist Jorge Roeder.

See you out there!

Details:

October 20 | Shizuoka | Lifetime | Details
October 21 | Tokyo | NHK FM radio studio “Session 17”
October 22 | Tokyo | PIT INN | Details
October 23 | Kyoto | Le Club Jazz | Details
October 24 | Kyoto | Le Club Jazz | Details
October 26 | Nagoya | Star Eyes | Details
October 27 | Tokyo | Body & Soul (workshop)
October 28 | Musashi-Sakai Tokyo | Swing Hall | Details
October 29 | Tokyo | Body & Soul | Details

You can purchase the Ryan’s latest release on Bandcamp and iTunes.

Check Ryan’s website for more information and updates.

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Tour dates for Dave Douglas and The Westerlies with Anwar Marshall!

Posted by: mark on September 25, 2017 @ 1:52 pm
Filed under: Artists, Dave Douglas

We’ve got tour dates for Dave Douglas and The Westerlies with Anwar Marshall!

The sextet plays Brooklyn and Portland (Oregon) in support of their October 20th release Little Giant Still Life.

Available now for pre-order on iTunes, Amazon and Google Play, you can also stream the title track on Spotify and Apple Music!

Details:

October 14 | Boston, MA @ David Friend Recital Hall | CANCELLED
October 20 | Brooklyn, NY @ BRIC Jazzfest | Details
October 28 | Portland, OR @ Jack London Revue | Details

Please note that the Boston show has been cancelled.

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Stream the title track from Little Giant Still Life

Posted by: mark on September 19, 2017 @ 4:11 pm
Filed under: Artists, Dave Douglas

The title track the upcoming Dave Douglas record Little Giant Still Life is now available for streaming on Spotify and Apple Music!

And Spotify has added the track to their State of Jazz playlist!

The album, which features the brass ensemble The Westerlies and drummer Anwar Marshall, will be released worldwide on October 20th.

And when you pre-order the album on iTunes and Amazon, you’ll receive the title track instantly!

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Little Giant Still Life pre-order begins today!

Posted by: mark on September 11, 2017 @ 12:39 am
Filed under: Artists, Dave Douglas

The new Dave Douglas album Little Giant Still Life is now available for pre-order on iTunes, Amazon and Google Play.

Featuring the four-piece brass ensemble The Westerlies and Anwar Marshall, this new recording features twelve new Douglas compositions and arrangements inspired by the American painter Stuart Davis.

Order it now and receive the title track instantly!

The album will be released worldwide on October 20th.

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Festival of New Trumpet Music begins tomorrow!

Posted by: mark on September 7, 2017 @ 11:44 am
Filed under: Artists, Dave Douglas

This year’s Festival of New Trumpet Music takes place September 8-14 in New York City.

Curated by Dave Douglas, Keyon Harrold, Stephanie Richards, and John Blevins, the festival includes events nightly at venues around the city.

Check out the list of events below and get your festival pass or individual tickets now!

Details:

Friday, September 8, 8:30pm
High and Mighty Brass Band and Slavic Soul Party @ The Stone at New School’s Glassbox Theater

Saturday, September 9, 8:30pm
FONT@15 hosted by Dave Douglas @ The Stone at New School’s Glassbox Theater

Dave Douglas Presents: 15 Years of FONT Music with Stephanie Richards, Jeremy Pelt, Nate Wooley, David Adewumi and more!

Sunday, September 10, 5:00pm
FONT Award of Recognition to Charles Tolliver @ The New School

Panel Discussion on Creative Self Determination for Musical Artists with Charles Tolliver, Dave Douglas, Keyon Harrold, Meghan Stabile.

Monday, September 11, 7:30 pm & 9:30pm
Tuesday, September 12, 7:30 pm & 9:30pm
The Flow Anthology @ Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola

Curated by Keyon Harrold with Marquis Hill and Maurice Brown.
World premiere of new music by Keyon Harrold, funded by FONT Music’s Roy Campbell, Jr. Commission.

Wednesday, September 13, 7:00pm
Visionaries Night 1 @ ShapeShifter Lab

Music for Wing Walkers + FONT Music featuring Oskar Stenmark Quartet, Danny Gouker’s Signal Problems, and the Wing Walker Orchestra featuring Jonathan Finlayson.

Thursday, September 14, 7:00pm
Visionaries Night 2 @ ShapeShifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Pl, Brooklyn

Music for Wing Walkers + FONT Music featuring Allison Philips Trio, Jason Palmer Quintet, and the Wing Walker Orchestra featuring Jason Palmer.

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