A Single Sky @ RUM

Posted by: admin on May 5, 2010 @ 8:45 am
Filed under: A Single Sky, Dave Douglas (News), Listening

Check out the stream posted at the Portuguese Radio Universitaria do Minho site of Dave’s bigband album, A Single Sky with Jim McNeely and Frankfurt Radio Bigband.


Brass Ecstasy on YouTube

Posted by: Rich Johnson on August 6, 2009 @ 12:53 pm
Filed under: Brass Ecstasy, Dave Douglas (News), Greenleaf Music News, Listening, Music

The Brass Ecstasy Tiny Desk Concert made it to the front page on YouTube with now over 85,000 views. With 187 comments posted so far you get a wide variety of opinions on the short set.

Here’s just a few…

“Being a typical modern teenager, I never knew a brass ensemble would ever sound this pleasant to listen to until now. Thanks NPR for posting this :)”

“you guys are awesome if you really work on that you be playing pro.”

“Best 17 min and 53 secs i spent ever”

“the trumpet players’ ray bans are sick.”

“man i love that trombone player”

“where is the vocals?”

“Thanks for the political jab at Bush, Douglas. Couldn’t help yourself, right? Twilight of the Dogs. What a clever, dyslexic title. 1-20-09 was such an inspirational day for you. Transfer of power, and all that. Here it is roughly seven months later. R U proud of the job your messiah is doing? So vastly superior to Bush, right? Uh huh. obama and his administration remind me a lot of your music. Cataphonic. Ever hear of separation of music and politics? Try it sometime. It’s nice.”

“they should play ska music, cause we all know the best music involving horns is ska, true story.”

“i agree with chewbacca”


WBGO Podcast: Brass Ecstasy

Posted by: admin on June 23, 2009 @ 1:24 pm
Filed under: Dave Douglas (News), Listening, Music

Download the latest WBGO Checkout New Music Podcast via iTunes to hear Brass Ecstasy playing at the Jazz Standard this past weekend.  A preview for those of us in Ottawa and Chicago eagerly anticipating this band coming into town.  Also available via podcast is an interview with Dave.  The segment will air tonight at 6:30 on WBGO.

Download via iTunes here.

For non-iTunes users, download it here.

This audio is taken from the same shows we will be giving out to all that preorders Spirit Moves.  Subscribers, too.  Expect an email update on that in the next few days.

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Wilco (The Album) – Stream

Posted by: admin on May 13, 2009 @ 10:38 am
Filed under: Chicago News, Music

Currently on repeat at the Greenleaf office:

Wilco (The Album)

Stream here.


DDQ: Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2009

Posted by: admin on May 12, 2009 @ 9:35 am
Filed under: Dave Douglas (News), Events, Greenleaf Music News, Music

Jazz on 3 will be broadcasting the DDQ performance from the Cheltenham Jazz Festival on May 25th. This is a show that received a lot of glowing reviews. The BBC posted a sneak peak of this performance recently. A new tune, too — “Handwritten Letter.” Killer.

Hear the rest of the Dave Douglas Quintet set at Cheltenham Jazz Festival on Jazz on 3 on May 25, 2009.

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