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

Posted by: admin on July 16, 2014 @ 10:53 am
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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 Record First Duo Album, “Present Joys”

Posted by: admin on May 7, 2014 @ 10:01 am
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Greenleaf Music is very proud to announce “Present Joys,” out July 22,  a new album from longtime collaborators Dave Douglas and Uri Caine.

“Present Joys” 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.

“I’ve always loved the Sacred Harp songs and started thinking about how to do them in the wake of ‘Be Still,’” Douglas says.

“Playing duo is a special challenge, especially when accompanying a singer or horn player,” says Caine. “The pianist is often responsible for keeping the groove happening as well as creating textures for the soloists. There is also a lot of freedom in playing duo as well as the chance to create a dialogue with another musician, which is a lot of fun with a musician like Dave.”

“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.”

The duo is currently on tour–catch them in your city!

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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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Photo Gallery: Tea For 3 at Como Jazz Festival

Posted by: admin on July 18, 2011 @ 7:42 pm
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Tea For 3: Dave Douglas, Enrico Rava, Avishai Cohen (trumpets); Uri Caine (piano); Linda Oh (bass); Clarence Penn (drums).

Photos shot by Geoff Countryman at the Como Jazz Festival, 2011.

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Photo Gallery: Tea For 3 at North Sea Jazz Festival 2011

Posted by: admin on July 14, 2011 @ 4:44 pm
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Tea For 3: Dave Douglas, Enrico Rava, Avishai Cohen (trumpets); Uri Caine (piano); Linda Oh (bass); Clarence Penn (drums).

Photos shot by Geoff Countryman at the North Sea Jazz Festival, 2011.

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