Third Flatbed Buggy single available now

Hourglass, the third single from Rudy Royston's Flatbed Buggy, is out!

You can listen to the track on Apple Music and Spotify as well as pre-order the album on Bandcamp, iTunes and Amazon.

And don't miss the Rudy's new podcast where he previews a number of the tracks and talks about how the album came together.

The album releases on October 26.


UPLIFT | Ten: Fear No Love

UPLIFT Ten: Fear No Love

Fear No Love supports Lamda Legal and their work on behalf of LGBTQ legal and civil rights.

We also urge you to support your local candidates and issues as the November elections approach. And be absolutely sure to vote!

Click here to learn more about the UPLIFT Subscriber Series.

Greenleaf Subscribers can stream and download Fear No Love on Bandcamp along with all of the tracks from the UPLIFT series.

To join us a subscriber, visit our Bandcamp subscription page here.


New Flatbed Buggy single available now

You can now stream the second single from Rudy Royston's Flatbed Buggy.

Listen to "Bobble Head' on Apple Music and Spotify now! And pre-order the album on Bandcamp, iTunes and Amazon. When you do you'll receive instant downloads of the two singles right away!

The album releases on October 26.


Nextbop premieres lead track from Flatbed Buggy

Check out "Soul Trane" from the upcoming Rudy Royston album.

Nextbop is premiering this track ahead of the October 26 release date.

Flatbed Buggy is Rudy's third release as a leader and features a new group: Gary Versace (accordion), John Ellis (bass clarinet/saxophones), Hank Roberts (cello) and Joe Martin (bass).

The title track is also streaming on Apple Music and Spotify.

And you can pre-order the album now on Bandcamp, iTunes, Amazon to receive the title track instantly!

Enjoy the music!


New Rudy Royston album ‘Flatbed Buggy’ available for pre-order

We’re excited to announce that the new Rudy Royston album Flatbed Buggy will be released on October 26.

The new album, Rudy's third as a bandleader, features thirteen original compositions for a new chamber-like quintet that includes Gary Versace (accordion), John Ellis (bass clarinet/saxophones), Hank Roberts (cello) and Joe Martin (bass).

Check out the album’s title track, on Apple Music and Spotify.

Pre-order the album now on Bandcamp, iTunes, Amazon and you’ll receive the lead track instantly!

And watch for tour dates to be announced soon!

Enjoy the music!


Support US House Candidates

Antonio Delgado, candidate for congress in New York’s 19th district. http://www.indivisibleny19.com/indivisible/ https://www.delgadoforcongress.com

Thoughts from Greenleaf Music director Dave Douglas:

They say the real flip in this election cycle has to be from non-voter to voter.

Today we’re making small donations to five Democratic candidates for the US House of Representatives in our region. Spread your funds widely and let the world know you support a change from Red to Blue. Wave election coming. These candidates will flip the house to a sane agenda. Keep families together. Protect voting rights. Support equal treatment for women and people of color. Support the environment and international diplomacy. Stop the corruption and corporate giveaways in the tax bill. Support the arts and humanities as we support each other. And so much more.

Make sure you are registered. Make sure you vote. Support candidates as you can. We can make a difference right here at home.

The amount is not as important as your presence. Stand up and let them know you are with them. It’s not just how much money, it’s how many of us are standing there. See you at the polls.

Antonio Delgado NY 19

Anthony Brindisi NY 22

Dana Balter NY 24

Max Rose NY 11

Mikie Sherrill NJ 11


New Rudy Royston record coming October 26

We’re excited to announce a new release from drummer Rudy Royston!

Greenleaf Music will be releasing Rudy's third album as a leader, Flatbed Buggy, on October 26!

The record will feature twelve new Royston compositions for a new chamber-like ensemble featuring accordionist Gary Versace, reed player John Ellis, cellist Hank Roberts and bassist Joe Martin.

Look for the pre-order to begin on August 31 and more details to come!


One Day Sale

We're having a 24-hour catalogue sale!

Today only! Get 20% off the entire catalogue at our Bandcamp store!

Use the code ‘onedaysale’ at checkout to receive your discount!

Get your CDs, vinyl, downloads and sheet music now. Offer ends at midnight tonight!

Please note: Greenleaf subscriptions are not included in this offer.


Panels

Terry Winters, TW078, Untitled (Page), 2011, Graphite on paper

Here is some news from Greenleaf Music director Dave Douglas:

Last few months been working on a new piece for chamber orchestra — the wonderful Alarm Will Sound invited me and will play it. Sixteen musicians and conductor. It’s inspired by the drawings of Terry Winters and revolves around unexpected overlaps and collisions in the display of his work. Shapes taken from science and nature and radically personalized. Never wrote anything quite this way before. The panels are groups of material that can operate flexibly within and without four member teams within the band. It will literally be radically different in each performance. Conductor Alan Pierson will be officiating.

The first reading was on Sunday. Can’t wait for everyone to hear it. Official premiere is in May 2019.

Thanks to The Drawing Center for the image.


WBGO features new UPLIFT track

Nate Chinen profiles Sharing a Small Planet, the August track from our UPLIFT Subscriber Series:

At the beginning of this year, Dave Douglas began releasing a series of tracks from a special-edition album called UPLIFT: Twelve Pieces for Positive Action in 2018. The project, available only by subscription through Greenleaf Music, puts the trumpeter in excellent company: saxophonist Joe Lovano, guitarists Mary Halvorson and Julian Lage, bassist Bill Laswell and drummer and percussionist Ian Chang. Last week, Douglas and his label posted a free alternate take of "Sharing a Small Planet."

With a heraldic horn line over a pummeling drone, it's one answer to a question few have thought to ask: What would it sound like if Dave Douglas decided to make a surf-punk tune? Lage and Halvorson work in a gnarly tandem here, and Laswell brings deep gravity to his role. Along the way, Lovano delivers a smartly garrulous solo, and Douglas brings the fire. This is a song about the conservation of our natural resources, and there's no question that its urgency is a reflection of activist umbrage. On his website, Douglas notes that this month he and Greenleaf will be supporting the Peace Corps. "We need to educate ourselves so we can coexist on this planet," he writes. "No single nation can 'go it alone.'"

Preview all of the music on Bandcamp and Soundcloud.

Click here to learn more about the UPLIFT Subscriber Series.

Greenleaf Subscribers can stream and download Sharing a Small Planet on Bandcamp along with all of the tracks from the UPLIFT series.

If you’d like to join us a subscriber, visit our Bandcamp subscription page here.


Dave's notes from the road: Augsburg

Gartenamade Hubert posted this picture of me and Joe from Augsburg. It’s been such a pleasure learning and sharing music from this man. Honored to share leadership of this group, Sound Prints, and to continue exploring and finding new sounds every night. Joe’s deep knowledge and expressiveness, as well as his openness to new things, is a constant source or inspiration and enlightenment. And an absolute delight. Tour concludes in Avignon on Sunday.

Thanks to everyone who came to hear and said hello. Hope you are enjoying those green vinyl 7” discs!

Dave


Listen to UPLIFT excerpts free: Dave Douglas with Bill Laswell, Joe Lovano, Mary Halvorson, Julian Lage and Ian Chang

Hear excerpts from UPLIFT, our 2018 subscriber series, on SoundCloud.

Twelve pieces for positive action in 2018 features new compositions by Dave Douglas with an ensemble that features Joe Lovano, Mary Halvorson, Julian Lage, Bill Laswell, and Ian Chang.

The entire series, which is available exclusively for Greenleaf subscribers, includes twelve tracks that we're releasing monthly.

You can preview the first seven tracks now on both SoundCloud and Bandcamp.

Join us as a subscriber to hear the complete series and stream / download our entire catalogue plus more than 15 hours of exclusive content.