What is the Paperback Series? 

Paperback releases are packaged in a minimal but distinctive cardboard slip-sleeve with full credits and information. This provides our community with access to live shows from a variety of Greenleaf artists that might otherwise never have been made available.

Stained Radiance
Nels Cline
RELEASE DATE: 2010-01-26
Guitarist Nels Cline and painter Norton Wisdom, both masters of their medium, joined together last year for an afternoon of sonic and visual improvisation caught on film by Aeght Nign. Armed with his guitar and effects, Cline constructs lush soundscapes brought about by Wisdom's brush-stroke spontaneity. Wisdom in turn follows Cline's auditory twists creating and recreating the same canvas. Two mesmerizing performances are included on the DVD along with special features like the Norton Headcam, and a behind-the-scenes look into the sessions. Video
Live In New York
Michael Bates
RELEASE DATE: 2009-03-24
‹‹‹ Click the cover to view the full artwork ››› Michael Bates has emerged as one of the most engaging young bassist/composers in recent years. His third record as a leader, Clockwise, released through Greenleaf Music, was met with praise. In celebration of Clockwise, Bates and his quartet Outside Sources recorded their record release show at Cornelia Cafe in NYC, documented here as the fourth installment of the Greenleaf Paperback Series. AllAboutJazz called Outside Sources, "a tight unit that reveled in richness, unpredictability, astounding technical ability and near-telepathic …MORE
Live in Montreal
Indigo Trio
RELEASE DATE: 2007-01-15
‹‹‹ Click the cover to view the full artwork ››› Greenleaf Music's Third Paperback Series release is Nicole Mitchell/Harrison Bankhead/Hamid Drake, Indigo Trio, Live in Montreal. Recorded during a 2005 tour of Canada, this trio of stalwart, AACM inspired artists truly lays out a gem with this recording. These are three of Chicago's finest improvisers doing what they do best in front of an enthusiastic , festival audience. To say the least, Greenleaf Music is proud to have this recording in the catalog . Here's what Nicole Mitchell has to say about Indigo Trio, Live in Montreal: " …MORE
Keystone: Live in Sweden
Dave Douglas
RELEASE DATE: 2006-05-20
‹‹‹ Click the cover to view the full artwork ››› The second release in our Paperback Series. Paperback releases are packaged in a minimal but distinctive chipboard packaging. In a brilliant stroke of tour routing, this gig at the Umea Jazz Festival in northern Sweden was immediately preceded by the San Francisco jazz festival in California and followed by one in Cormons, Italy. Nonetheless everyone came ready to play. The Keystone sound really came together here: sloppy and wild, but also focused, lyrical, delicate, and at times simply bizarre. Also, like the films it was …MORE
Live at the Bimhuis [2CD]
Dave Douglas
RELEASE DATE: 2005-02-05
‹‹‹ Click the cover to view the full artwork ››› From their acclaimed October 2002 European tour in support of the Grammy-nominated album The Infinite, Dave Douglas, Live at the Bimhuis, captures Douglas' Quintet in peak form performing at one of the world's leading jazz venues. In front of a very lively and enthusiastic audience, and beautifully recorded by VPRO Radio-Amsterdam, this is the first live set available from one of jazz's leading bands. A must-have for fans of this Quintet. This release is packaged minimally although distinctively in a cardboard slip-sleeve with full …MORE