'Devotion' is the Guardian's Album of the Month

The Guardian gives Devotion a four-star review! And they've named the upcoming album by Dave Douglas and Uri Caine, and Andrew Cyrille as their 'Album of the Month' for May 2019! John Fordham says:

The playing is intimate, mutually responsive, rhythmically capricious but often genially swinging, too.

Read the full review here.

You can stream three tracks from the album on Apple Music and Spotify. Pre-order the album on Bandcamp and iTunes ahead of release day on May 17.


'Devotion' is a DownBeat Editor's Pick

Devotion from Dave Douglas and Uri Caine, and Andrew Cyrille is an Editor's Pick in this month's Downbeat Magazine.

In addition to noting the album's "inspired interplay," writer J.D. Considine has this to say:

"... devotion can be offered in a variety of ways, and no single version is better than the others. Perhaps that’s why the album ends with Alexander Johnson’s sacred harp hymn, “Devotion,” and a performance that captures both the literal and figurative meanings of the word, as well as offering some of the album’s most inspired interplay."

Read the full review here.

The album is available for pre-order the album on Bandcamp and iTunes ahead of release day on Friday, May 17.


Hear the third single from Douglas/Caine/Cyrille's 'Devotion' now

"Miljøsang" from the upcoming Devotion album is available now.

Featuring Dave Douglas and Uri Caine, and Andrew Cyrille,the album features new Douglas original compositions devoted to outstanding composers. This track is dedicated to the iconic pianist and composer including Carla Bley.

You can stream the single on:

Apple Music
Spotify

Get all three singles immediately when you pre-order the album on Bandcamp and iTunes. The album will be released worldwide on May 17.

 


Announcing a new Ryan Keberle & Catharsis release!

We've got a new album from Ryan Keberle coming. The Hope I Hold is the fifth studio album from his acclaimed ensemble Catharsis and will be released on June 28th.

The record will feature guitarist / vocalist Camila Meza, saxophonist Scott Robinson, bassist Jorge Roeder, and drummer Eric Doob, with Keberle appearing on trombone as well as vocals and keyboards.

Pre-order will begin on May 24. Watch this space for more details!


Preview second single from Douglas/Caine/Cyrille album ‘Devotion’

Preview an excerpt of "Francis of Anthony" from the upcoming Douglas | Caine | Cyrille album now on Youtube. Check it out below.

Inspired by Italian pianist and composer Franco D'Andrea, this track is now available for download when you pre-order the Devotion on Bandcamp and iTunes.

You can also stream it on Apple Music and Spotify. The full album will be released worldwide on May 17.


The New York Times previews the weekend's Dave Douglas ENGAGE shows

Thanks to Giovanni Russonello for previewing this weekend's ENGAGE shows in Brooklyn:

"Douglas, 56, is good at pulling musicians together in contexts that support their musical voices but sound different from what they typically do. That’s the case with Engage, a new ensemble that features five younger improvisers, each aligned with a different corner of the avant-garde. As Engage, they play low-boil, medium-tempo music soaked in lovely harmonies; it’s not about centrifugal motion or free improvising so much as it’s about depth and connection and body."

Read the full New York Times piece here.

ENGAGE plays happylucky no.1 in Brooklyn on April 19 and 20 featuring Dave Douglas (trumpet & compositions), Anna Webber (alto and bass flutes, tenor sax), Tomeka Reid (cello), Nick Dunston (bass),  Kate Gentile (drums), and special guest Miles Okazaki on guitar.

More details on these shows here.


Second single from Douglas/Caine/Cyrille's 'Devotion' available now

You can now listen to "Francis of Anthony" from the upcoming Douglas | Caine | Cyrille album, Devotion.

The follow-up to the 2014 duo album Present Joys from Dave Douglas and Uri Caine, the new album adds master drummer Andrew Cyrille to the mix. The album features new Douglas original compositions devoted to composers, including Carla Bley, Dizzy Gillespie, Aine Nakamura, and Mary Lou Williams.

You can stream the second single, inspired by Franco D’Andrea, on:

Apple Music
Spotify

Pre-order the album on Bandcamp and iTunes now and you’ll receive two singles instantly! The album will be released worldwide on May 17.


Dave Douglas ENGAGE plays happylucky no. 1 April 19-20

Dave Douglas brings his ENGAGE project to Brooklyn in April!

The group will appear April 19 and 20 at happylucky no.1 in Brooklyn as part of the Stone Series put together by John Zorn.

The band will feature Anna Webber (alto and bass flutes, tenor sax), Tomeka Reid (cello), Nick Dunston (bass),  Kate Gentile (drums), and special guest Miles Okazaki on guitar.

Details and ticket links are below. See you there!

Details:
April 19 Brooklyn, NY | happyluck no. 1 | 8pm | Details
April 20 Brooklyn, NY | happyluck no. 1 | 8pm | Details

Preview the ENGAGE series on Bandcamp and SoundCloud. And join us as a subscriber to gain access to the entire ENGAGE series and much more.


Preview first single from Douglas/Caine/Cyrille album 'Devotion'

Preview "Rose and Thorn", from the new album from Dave Douglas, Uri Caine, and Andrew Cryille

Devotion, which will be released on May 17, features nine new Douglas original compositions devoted to a number of today’s greatest composers. The closing track features a melding of Sacred Harp compositions arranged by Douglas.

Check out an excerpt from this track, inspired by the great pianist, composer, arranger, and bandleader Mary Lou Williams.

Pre-order the album now on Bandcamp and iTunes and receive this track instantly.


Dave Douglas 'Showing Up' will be available Saturday at Record Store Day

This Saturday is Record Store Day, the international celebration of independent music stores. And we've got a Featured Release!

You can grab a special edition 7" from Dave Douglas, Showing Up, which features tracks from our recent subscribers series, ENGAGE and UPLIFT.

There are only 400 copies of the 33 RPM disc available for Record Store Day, so contact your local store and make sure they plan to have it in stock! Check the full list of participating stores here.

Full details on the Record Store Day site here. And support your local indie record store!

Preview tracks from UPLIFT and ENGAGE below:


Announcing US shows in May for Greg Ward and Rogue Parade

Saxophonist Greg Ward is taking his Rogue Parade band on the road, with shows in the US Northeast in May.

These shows will celebrate the release of Stomping Off From Greenwood, the highly acclaimed album that came out in January, and will feature Greg's steller band that includes guitarists Matt Gold and Dave Miller, bassist Matt Ulery and drummer Quin Kirchner. Here are the details:

Greg Ward US Northeast Tour Dates

May 22 Chicago, IL | Empty Bottle | | Details
May 23 New York, NY | Nublu | Details
May 24 Cleveland, OH | Bop Stop | Details

You can preview the music on the album on Bandcamp below and grab sheet music for this album here.


Pre-Order for Douglas/Caine/Cyrille's 'Devotion' Begins Today

Photo by by Anna Yatskevich

We’re excited to launch the pre-order for the new Douglas | Caine | Cyrille album, Devotion.

Featuring Dave Douglas, Uri Caine, and Andrew Cryille, the album features new Douglas original compositions devoted to a number of today’s greatest composers.

The sequel to the 2014 Douglas-Caine album Present Joys that centered on renditions of Sacred Harp tunes, Devotion adds the beautiful percussive voice of Andrew Cyrille. A master drummer who has collaborated with a broad range of artists including Cecil Taylor, Babatunde Olatunji, Irène Schweizer, Anthony Brazxton, Oliver Lake, and Reggie Workman, Cyrille will be honored as the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Honoree by the Vision Festival in June.

The album’s first single, “Rose and Thorn,” is streaming now on Spotify.

Pre-order the album now on Bandcamp and iTunes you’ll receive the first single instantly! The album releases worldwide on May 17.

Enjoy the music!