Watch the video for "Campinas" from Ryan Keberle & Catharsis

Here's the full video for  "Campinas," the second single from The Hope I Hold, the upcoming release from Ryan Keberle's and Catharsis.

Inspired by the genre-bending music of Brazil, the track features Keberle on lead vocals along with great space-age analog synth tones from his Korg Minilogue. The track also showcases the guitar work of Camila Meza who has established herself in recent years as one of the great guitar players of her generation—and one of the guitar’s most distinctive stylists, period, with an otherworldly ability to meld her vocal and instrumental virtuosity.

You can watch the video on YouTube here. And check out Ryan's podcast to preview more of the music and learn about the making of the album.

Pre-order the album on Bandcamp and iTunes now and get two singles immediately. The album releases on June 28.


Nextbop premieres the second single from Ryan Keberle's 'The Hope I Hold'

Thank to our friends at Nextbop for premiering the video for "Campinas," the second single from Ryan Keberle's upcoming release, The Hope I Hold.

Inspired by the genre-bending music of Brazil, the track is Ryan's debut as a lead vocalist! Watch the full video here.

Pre-order the album on Bandcamp and iTunes now and get two singles immediately. The album releases on June 28.


Hear the second single from 'The Hope I Hold' by Ryan Keberle & Catharsis

We're launching the second single from the upcoming release Ryan Keberle & Catharsis, The Hope I Hold.

Inspired by the genre-bending music of Brazil, especially the genre-bending, psychedelia-tinged work of Milton Nascimento, Egberto Gismonti, Toninho Horta, and Sérgio Mendes, “Campinas” features Ryan on lead vocals and Korg Minilogue with outstanding guitar playing from Camila Meza.

Listen to this fresh new track on Apple Music and Spotify.

Pre-order the album on Bandcamp and iTunes now and get two singles immediately. The album releases on June 28.


PopMatters reviews Douglas/Caine/Cyrille's 'Devotion'

This just in - a great review from PopMatters for Devotion, the new record by Dave Douglas, Uri Caine, and Andrew Cyrille.

Will Layman takes a deep dive on the album, summing it up like this:

"This kind of interplay, the pulling of small strings between three master players, is all over Devotion in one way or another. Inside every performance, there are marvels that defy my ability to write about them."

Read the full review here. And you can order the CD / digital now on Bandcamp and iTunes and stream it on Apple Music and Spotify.


WBGO premieres first single from 'The Hope I Hold' by Ryan Keberle & Catharsis

WBGO is premiering the video for "Despite the Dream" as part of their weekly Take Five new release feature. It's the first single from The Hope I Hold, the upcoming album from Ryan Keberle and Catharsis.

Nate Chinen writes:

“Despite the Dream” incorporates lilting samba rhythm and a lyrical idea directly from Hughes: pay attention to Meza as she begins, “I’m the one who dreamed,” in a wistful tone. When she gets to the phrase “homeland of the free,” you’ll hear Keberle’s overdubbed voice, pushing against that premise: “The free, the free, who said the free? Not me.”

Watch the the full video here.

The album is available for pre-order on Bandcamp and iTunes now and will be released on June 28. You can also stream this track on Apple Music and Spotify.


Ryan Keberle & Catharsis album release dates announced


Ryan Keberle has announced a number of album release shows for The Hope I Hold, his upcoming album with Catharsis.

The band will include guitarist and vocalist Camila Meza , saxophonist Scott Robinson, bassist Jorge Roeder, and drummer Eric Doob on drums.

You can pre-order the album on Bandcamp and iTunes to download the first single instantly. And stream on Apple Music and Spotify.

Tour Dates:
July 6 - Iowa City, IA | Iowa City Jazz Festival | Details
July 7 - Chicago, IL | Fulton Street Collective | Double Bill with Greg Ward Trio
July 8 - Kansas City, MO | National WWI Museum and Memorial
July 9 - Evansville, IN | Under the Radar Festival | Details TBA
July 12 - Muncie, IN | International Trombone Festival, | Details
July 17 - New York, NY | Jazz Standard | Details
Sep. 20 - Lewisburg, PA | Bucknell University


Pre-order 'The Hope I Hold' from Ryan Keberle & Catharsis now

We're excited to launch the pre-order for the new album from Ryan Keberle & Catharsis, The Hope I Hold.

The record features longtime members Jorge Roeder on bass and Eric Doob on drums, as well as vocalist Camila Meza, who adds her terrific guitar playing to the ensemble for the first time on record. Multi-instrumentalist Scott Robinson, who has appeared as guest saxophonist on previous recordings, is also featured for the first time as a full-fledged member on this recording.

Inspired by lyrics by Langston Hughes and the music of South America, trombonist Keberle expands his musical contributions on both vocals and keyboards throughout the album.

Listen to the first single, "Despite the Dream," on Apple Music and Spotify.

You can pre-order the album on Bandcamp and iTunes and get the first single instantly.


CLASSIC TITLES WAREHOUSE SALE

We've got a selection of CDs from our catalog on sale for $3.

We're clearing out our warehouse to make space for new music, so we wanted to offer these albums at a discounted price to our community. We've got music featuring Dave Douglas, Ryan Keberle & Catharsis, Monash Art Ensemble, Riverside, Rudy Royston, Greg Ward, Frank Woeste, the Westerlies, and Matt Ulery.

Head to our Bandcamp store and grab these CDs. See the full list below with links to each album.

Sale ends on Friday, May 31 at midnight. No discount code required. Happy shopping!

CD List:

Rudy Royston Trio - Rise of Orion
Ryan Keberle & Catharsis - Into the Zone, Azul Infinito, Find the Common, Shine a Light
Matt Ulery - Wake an Echo, By a Little Light
Greg Ward & 10 Tongues - Touch My Beloved's Thought

Dave Douglas & NOMAD - Mountain Passages
Dave Douglas & Monash Art Ensemble - Fabliaux
Dave Douglas Sextet - Pathways
Dave Douglas & High Risk - High Risk
Dave Douglas Meets the Westerlies - Little Giant Still Life
Dave Douglas & Frank Woeste Quartet - Dada People
Riverside featuring Dave Douglas, Chet Doxas, Steve Swallow, and Jim Doxas - Riverside, New National Anthem


Four stars for Douglas/Caine/Cyrille's 'Devotion' from UK Vibe

Thanks to UK Vibe for giving Devotion by Dave Douglas and Uri Caine, and Andrew Cyrille a four-star review!

Writer Brian Homer says:

"[T]he feel throughout is of three close collaborators enjoying playing together. It’s a great record but I imagine hearing this live would be even better."

Read the full review here.

You can order the album now on Bandcamp and iTunes and stream it on Apple Music and Spotify.


New preview video for ENGAGE subscribers series

We've released a new video of the ENGAGE Subscribers Series.

It's a short preview of the series featuring footage from the debut concert at Zürcher Gallery in New York City, which was a warm up gig for the recording session a few days later.

The series features new music by Dave Douglas for a collaborative and communicative ensemble with Anna Webber (alto and bass flutes, tenor sax), Tomeka Reid (cello), Jeff Parker (guitar), Nick Dunston (bass), and Kate Gentile (drums). As well, some tracks feature guests David Adewumi and Riley Mulherkar on trumpet.

Check it out:


And if you're not a subscriber yet, you can preview the entire series on Bandcamp here:

We hope you'll join us to hear the entire ENGAGE series, while also getting access to our entire catalog along with 15+ hours of exclusive subscriber-only material. Read all the details here on the benefits of subscription.


'Devotion' from Douglas/Caine/Cyrille available now!


It's release day for Devotion, the new album from Dave DouglasUri Caine, and Andrew Cyrille.

Following the 2014 Douglas-Caine album Present Joys that presented unique renditions of Sacred Harp tunes, Devotion adds the percussive voice of Andrew Cyrille, a master drummer who's distinguished career will be honored by the Vision Festival in June as the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Honoree.

The album features new original compositions by Douglas in devotion to many of today’s greatest composers including Carla Bley, Dizzy Gillespie, Mary Lou Williams, and Franco D’Andrea.

Order the album on Bandcamp and iTunes now. You can also stream it on Apple Music and Spotify.

And Greenleaf subscribers automatically have the album in their feed now to stream and download. Enjoy the music!


WBGO features an exclusive premiere of "Curly" from 'Devotion'

We're big fans of the Newark jazz radio station WBGO and their weekly new release feature Take Five. Today they're featuring an exclusive premier of the lead track from the upcoming Dave Douglas album Devotion.

Nate Chinen has this to say about "Curly":

But the album’s opener stakes out different territory, with just Caine and Cyrille in a playful push-pull exchange. Caine begins the track in a pugilistic 12/8 polyrhythm, before shifting into a steadier gear. But with Cyrille for a conversational partner, he knows he can duck out of the pocket without losing a step. There’s a great deal of kinetic energy in the track — even when, at around 2:30, the tempo opens up and relaxes for a spell. It’s not hard to picture Douglas in the control room, nodding and smiling at this summit, as he waits his turn.

Check out the piece here and hear this great track featuring and Uri Caine, and Andrew Cyrille.

Pre-order the album on Bandcamp and iTunes now. The album will be released on Friday.