New releases and activity coming to Greenleaf Music:
This Spring will bring new albums from two remarkable young musicians: the Malaysia-born, Perth, Australia-raised and now New York-based powerhouse bassist and composer Linda Oh (May 22nd) and the Chicago-based chamber-jazz composer and bassist Matt Ulery (June 12).
Dave Douglas Arabesque Reissues
Also in June, Greenleaf will reissue two out-of-print CDs originally issued on the Arabesque label in the mid-1990s. The CDs, Leap of Faith and Magic Triangle both feature Douglas’ working quartet from that period with Chris Potter, James Genus and Ben Perowsky. The CDs will be presented in one beautiful 8-panel digipak with original artwork and new liner notes by Douglas.
Donny McCaslin Releases New Studio Album Fall 2012
Saxophonist and GLM stalwart Donny McCaslin is creating a new recording for Greenleaf release in Fall 2012. The new album is a further extension of Donny’s move into electric, groove-based original music featuring intense dynamic interplay between the musicians. Featuring Beat Music drummer Mark Guiliana; Tim Lefebvre on electric bass and effects; Jason Lindner on electric keyboards; and Donny McCaslin on saxophone. The new release is being produced by David Binney, resulting in another key piece in the boundary defying saxophonist’s discography. The new release makes another key step into the area between jazz, electronica, drum and bass, and sound exploration, along with McCaslin’s signature virtuosity and melodic drive.
Dave Douglas Forms Brand New Quintet & Releases First Studio Album Since 2009
Dave Douglas will form a new edition of his acclaimed quintet with all new players and will release his first studio album since 2009’s Spirit Moves by Brass Ecstacy. This album will be released September 2012.
- Dave Douglas & Greenleaf Music Announce Big Plans for 2012: (theurbanflux.com)
- Donny McCaslin Quartet @ the 55 Bar (ineskuusik.wordpress.com)