Pre-order “Present Joys” at the Greenleaf Music Store Today

Posted by: admin on July 16, 2014 @ 10:53 am
Filed under: Dave Douglas & Uri Caine

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Greenleaf Music is proud to announce that “Present Joys” is now available for pre-order at the Greenleaf Music store and iTunes. Out July 22, “Present Joys” is available on CD, download and a numbered limited-edition 180-gram vinyl (with free album download).

The Sacred Harp, Ye Olde New-England Psalm-Tunes, The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion: these ancient “tunebooks” form the basic repertoire for countless musical groups that keep the tradition of “shape-note” singing alive. Longtime friends and collaborators, trumpeter Dave Douglas and pianist Uri Caine, reunite as a duo on this recording, exploring these 18th and 19th century American songs and their influence on jazz and popular music.

Order your copy now!

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“Present Joys” Available for Pre-Order Today

Posted by: admin on June 24, 2014 @ 4:00 am
Filed under: Dave Douglas & Uri Caine

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Greenleaf Music is proud to announce that “Present Joys” is now available for pre-order at iTunes. Out July 22, “Present Joys” is available on CD, download and a numbered limited-edition 180-gram vinyl (with free album download).

The Sacred HarpYe Olde New-England Psalm-TunesThe Southern Harmony and Musical Companion: these ancient “tunebooks” form the basic repertoire for countless musical groups that keep the tradition of “shape-note” singing alive. Longtime friends and collaborators, trumpeter Dave Douglas and pianist Uri Caine, reunite as a duo on this recording, exploring these 18th and 19th century American songs and their influence on jazz and popular music.

Order your copy now!

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Dave Douglas and Uri Caine Take “Present Joys” on the Road

Posted by: admin on April 23, 2014 @ 2:36 pm
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In honor of “Present Joys,” the forthcoming album by longtime collaborators Dave Douglas and Uri Caine, Greenleaf Music is proud to present an international tour this spring and summer.

“Present Joys,” to be released July 22, brings Douglas and Caine together for an intimate but exploratory outing inspired by “The Sacred Harp” tradition. The pair take on five pieces from shape-note tunebooks, as well as several new Douglas compositions undertaken in the same vein. These ten pieces engage Douglas’ trumpet and Caine’s piano in a captivating conversation full of memorable melodies and intricate digressions.

“The Sacred Harptunes are very heartfelt pieces, and I had no intention to play them with any irony,” says Douglas. “I think the music is really beautiful and hopefully the way that we play them allows the tunes to ring through in a way that jazz listeners and “Sacred Harp” fans will appreciate and value.”

Catch the duo live in these cities!

April 26 – Torino Jazz Festival, Torino, IT
April 27 – Volkshaus Basel, Basel, CH
April 29 – Teatro Lope de Vega, Sevilla, ES
April 30 – Nochtspeicher, Hamburg, DE
May 1 – Katowice JazzArt Festival, Katowice, PL
May 2 – Leeds Grand Theatre, Leeds, UK
May 4 – Bray Jazz Festival, Bray, IE
May 6 – Pol Sud, Strasbourg, FR
May 7 – Kulturzentrum Dieselstrasse, Esslingen, DE
May 8 – Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome, IT
May 9 – Europa Jazz Festival, Le Mans, FR
May 11 – Casino Estoril Auditorium, Estoril, PT

US Tour

July 25 – Ars Nova Workshop, Philadelphia, PA
July 26 – An Die Musik, Baltimore, MD

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