Trumpeter Dave Douglas leads conversations with significant jazz artists on music, composition, improvisation, and concerts. Guests include Henry Threadgill, Miles Okazaki, and John Zorn, among others. Presented by Douglas’ record label Greenleaf Music.
A talk with Henry Threadgill about composition and touring; Interesting concert venues; and The Lagond School of Music is a nonprofit based in Elmsford, NY.
Composer and pianist Matt Mitchell talks about his etudes, Ches Smith, his work with Tim Berne, and more. Dave gets nerdy about firewood, Michael gets nerdy about practicing scales.
Dave & Michael talk with bassist Dezron Douglas about his music and the jazz scene in Hartford Connecticut. And Dave answers a letter from one of our listeners.
American guitarist Miles Okazaki talks about how nature informs structure in his music, Dave talks about his Greenleaf Music record label, and the music of Herbie Nichols is spotlighted.
Saxophonist Jon Irabagon talks his latest recording, winning the Monk Competition, and drawing equal inspiration from Wayne Shorter and Parker Posey.
This episode sets aside the interview format as Dave delves into the music on “Time Travel” and Michael talks about spinning Shostakovich into his latest album “Acrobat.”
Episode 7 features JD Allen, a profound saxophonist and composer whose work touches on free jazz and improvisation with a deep sense of spirituality and grace.
Myra Melford discusses her music including a new solo piano album, being inspired by nonmusical art forms, and collaborations in improvisational music and food.
Artist Steve Bryam joins Dave and Michael for a talk about his process and his works including album art for Tim Berne’s Screwgun Records, the Beastie Boys, Slayer, and many more.
Saxophonist and composer John O’Gallagher joins the ANFTD team to discuss his recent Anton Webern Project release, and a new book he authored on Twelve-Tone Improvisation: A Method For Using Tone Rows in Jazz.
As the Festival of New Trumpet Music begins this week in NYC, the ANFTD team welcomes trumpeter/composer and Dave Douglas teacher John McNeil for a trumpet geekfest.
Miguel Zenon and Dave Douglas talk about Miguel’s music including his latest self-released album “Oye!!! Live In Puerto Rico,” as well as his recent travels. And co-host Michael Bates revisits Jackie Mclean.
Dave Douglas sits down with John Zorn for a conversation. Part 1 (of 2) covers Game Pieces, Band Leading, Composing, and hints at leadership strategies of Gen. George S. Patton.
John talks about finding the language of the alto saxophone, his approach to recent pieces that pair through-composed elements with improvisers, and the leadership strategies of Gen. George S. Patton.
Hosts Dave Douglas and Michael Bates continue the podcast with episode 15 in which they chat with saxophonist composer Greg Osby about generating creative ideas, finding new musicians, and more.
In this episode Dave and Michael talk with drummer Rudy Royston about his new recording “303” on Greenleaf Music. They also talk about composing, playing in different groups and many other topics. Drummond appears for a call about metal and Periphery.
Invertabrate Zoologist, Apurva Narechania joins Dave and Michael to play science related music and talk about some really smart stuff: emergence properties, dinosaurs, DNA as mass storage, exoplanets and the possibility of life on other planets.
Mark Dresser, a singular double bassist and composer, joins the ANFTD team to talk about his many projects: Telematics, his solo CD/DVD GUTS, playing with Anthony Braxton and Gerry Hemingway, and many other topics.
A man of many extraordinary talents, Geoff Countryman joins Dave and Michael to play his music and talk about touring with Dave’s Keystone band, working at SNL, composing for his own groups and sundry projects, and the current state of the notation software, Sibelius.
Trumpeter and composer Steph Richards gets deep with the ANTD team and talks composition, improvisation, music w/ theatrical elements. There’s certainly some trumpet nerd out stuff too.
Saxophonist Lenny Pickett joins ANFTD to talk about his very extraordinary career in music. He and Dave talk about how he developed his language on the saxophone and thoughts on composition, electronics, life on the road with Tower of Power and some behind the scenes stories at Saturday Night Live.
Ingrid’s latest CD on Intakt is “The Zürich Concert” with Ted Reichman (accordion), Ben Davis (cello), Tom Arthurs (trumpet), Liam Noble (piano), Mary Halvorson (guitar), Ingrid Laubrock (tenor + soprano saxophones), Drew Gress (bass) and Tom Rainey (drums + xylophone).
Saxophonist, Composer, and ECM recording artist Mark Turner joins Dave Douglas, Michael Bates, and Levi, for a wide ranging discussion interspersed with musical examples of Mark’s solo work as well as pieces with the trio, Fly. Topics include Harold Land, James Clay, Horace Silver, Billy Hart, Paul Motian, and Kurt Rosenwinkle.
Intrepid award-winning and somewhat professional podcasters Dave Douglas and Michael Bates interview Mary Halvorson to see how she comes up with her astoundingly original music for various ensembles. Spoiler alert, Mary doesn’t have a plan. As usual, Jon Irabagon takes it on the chin. Michael quizzes Dave on a tune from Stargazer. Eric Dolphy makes a brief appearance.
Festival of New Trumpet Music 2014 September 17 to 28. www.fontmusic.org
Dave Douglas talks with Brandon Peckman of WNYU about upcoming events in the trumpet festival. Meet Dave Douglas at any of the events found on above web site.
The ANFTD team often gets nerdy about music but here they go truly deep into the world of brass geekdom with cornetist/composer Kirk Knuffke. Funny stories of Louis Armstrong, Bill Goodwin, Jim McNeely and Enrico Rava as Dave and Michael ask Kirk about his approach to playing and composing music.
This episode of ANFTD features legendary drummer Joey Baron and was recorded while on tour with Dave Douglas and Sound Prints. His long and varied career features performances and recordings with some of the most notable musicians of our time.
We’re back! ANFTD’s first episode of 2015! Dave interviews Michael Bates about his new trio recording, Northern Spy. They cover topics including playing very slow, the influence of the blues and Michael’s work with Quinsin Nachoff. Dave reflects on 2014 and talks about George Clinton’s autobiography.
It’s always a big event when virtuoso saxophonist Donny McCaslin releases a new recording. His new, David Binney produced CD, Fast Future, is out on Greenleaf Music (release on 3/31! Pre-order here) and Donny joins co-hosts Dave Douglas and Michael Bates to talk details.
Join us May 27, 2015 at Subculture in Manhattan for a special celebration. Donny McCaslin,Linda Oh, and Ryan Keberle groups perform Live! Get your tickets here! In our special 10 anniversary edition of ANFTD, Dave Douglas talks with Michael Bates about the history and the music of Greenleaf Music.
Special Edition of the podcast features Dave’s journey to Trentino to play a sunrise concert with cello soloist Mario Brunello and the four cellists of Cello4Ever. Thanks to festival I Suoni Delle Dolomiti for producing and hosting these events!
Jonathan Finlayson has been recognized by the New York Times as “…an incisive and often surprising trumpeter,” who is “…fascinated with composition.” Born in 1982 in Berkeley, CA, Finlayson began playing the trumpet at the age of ten in the Oakland public school system.
Award winning alto-saxophonist and MC Soweto Kinch is one of the most exciting and versatile young musicians in both the British jazz and hip hop scenes.
In this episode of A Noise From the Deep we talk about the musical scene in New York in the 1980s with Marietta Drummond. Marietta is a pianist and longtime listener and lover of music.
In this episode four great trumpeters: Nadje Noordhuis, Michael Rodriguez, Dave Ballou and Keyon Harold, along with myself, discuss their experiences and practices of studying with Laurie Frink!
Pianist-composer Kris Davis has blossomed as one of the singular talents on the New York jazz scene, a deeply thoughtful, resolutely individual artist who offers “uncommon creative adventure,” according to JazzTimes.
Trombonist and composer Roswell Rudd has been a force in American music for over 60 years. Emerging from the brass and Dixieland bands of New England colleges in the mid-1950s, Rudd went on to New York to join fellow-seekers Steve Lacy, Herbie Nichols, Archie Shepp, Milford Graves, Cecil Taylor, Carla Bley, Charlie Haden and many others.
Joe Lovano talks about his long-time home and session pad in the loft at 23rd Street and 6th Avenue in New York. He also talks about Hank Jones, Paul Motion, and improvisation, and about the spiritual aspect and the spirits in his music. Great thoughts from a great musician.
Dave sat down with tenor saxophonist and composer James Brandon Lewis in April of 2017 in Bergamo, Italy.
James has received accolades from cultural tastemakers such as Ebony Magazine, who hailed him as one of the “7 Young Players to Watch” in 2013. Lewis has shared stages with icons such as Benny Golson, Geri Allen, and Dorinda Clark Cole as well as Ken Filiano, Darius Jones, and Jason Hwang, William Parker and Hamiet Bluiett. Lewis attended Howard University and holds an MFA from California Institute of the Arts