High Risk CD and LP bundles

We're put together bundles for both High Risk formats in our catalog. Save when you buy High Risk and Dark Territory on CD or vinyl.

If you missed these great albums featuring Dave Douglas, Shigeto, Jonathan Maron and Mark Guiliana, now's your chance to fill out your collection!

Check out all of the bundles on sale until February 22 here. And check out both records via Bandcamp.

Grab a bundle of Greg Ward

We've got both of Greg Ward's releases on sale as a CD bundle. Save $5 when you buy Stomping Off From Greenwood and Touch My Beloved's Thought together before February 22.

Check out the full list of bundles on sale here. And preview both albums via Bandcamp:

Matt Ulery Bundles

A lot of you have heard bassist Matt Ulery recently with Greg Ward and elsewhere. Check out these recordings of his music, now on sale.

Grab his two double discs in our catalog, In the Ivory and By a Little Light for $22, or all three of his albums - including Wake an Echo - for $30.

Sale ends February 22. Happy shopping!

Bundle Sale

We've got some great artist bundles on our Bandcamp merch page featuring CDs and vinyl. And until February 22, all of the bundles are $5 off.

No discount code required. And Greenleaf subscribers at Tier 2 and 3 get additional discounts via their subscriber discount code.

Grab some great music from Greg Ward, Rudy Royston, Sound Prints, Donny McCaslin, Linda May Han Oh, Ryan Keberle, Dave Douglas Righ Risk and Riverside.

Check out the full list below and happy shopping!

Available Bundles:

NEW RELEASES: Greg Ward & Rudy Royston
GREG WARD: Stomping Off From Greenwood & Touch My Beloved’s Thought
SOUND PRINTS: Scandal & On Pebble Street
DONNY MCCASLIN: Fast Future & Casting for Gravity
LINDA MAY HAN OH: Sun Pictures & Initial Here
RUDY ROYSTON: Flatbed Buggy & Rise of Orion
RYAN KEBERLE: Find the Common & Azul Infinito
DAVE DOUGLAS HIGH RISK: Dark Territory & High Risk
MATT ULERY: In the Ivory & By a Little Light
RIVERSIDE: The New National Anthem & Riverside

Preview 'In It Together' from ENGAGE

We've posted an excerpt from the second second piece in the ENGAGE Subscriber Series, which features Anna Webber on bass flute. You can listen on below or on Bandcamp, Soundcloud and YouTube.

The suite features Dave Douglas, Anna Webber (alto and bass flutes, tenor sax), Tomeka Reid (cello), Jeff Parker (guitar), Nick Dunston (bass), and Kate Gentile (drums). Click here for details.

We hope you'll check out this preview and consider joining us as a subscriber to gain access to this series and much more.

New York Times Playlist features Greg Ward's 'Stomping Off From Greenwood'

The New York Times featured 'The Contender" from Greg Ward's Stomping Off From Greenwood in their Friday Playlist!

Here's what Giovanni Russonello had to say:

The alto saxophonist Greg Ward’s new album, Stomping Off From Greenwood, has the rusted, resonant sound of so much beat-driven jazz coming from Chicago natives today (Jeff Parker, Makaya McCraven, Marquis Hill). But its instrumentation — alto sax, two guitars, bass, drums — calls to mind another standout album from last year, Logan Richardson’s Blues People. Like Richardson on his album, Ward bobs gracefully through a coolly plotted improvisation on “The Contender” as his rhythm section handles a stop-and-start polyrhythm, creating friction and expectation and the illusion of an incline for Ward to climb.

You can read the full piece here and preview the track on Bandcamp:

Preview Stardust for Greg Ward’s ‘Stomping Off From Greenwood’

The new album from Greg Ward is out now! Preview Greg's arrangement of the jazz standard "Stardust" from  Stomping Off From Greenwood on now:

This track, which the Wall Street Journal called "muscular yet wistful," is the only cover on Stomping Off From Greenwood.

You can stream and buy the album  here. Purchase the CD / digital directly from us via Bandcamp, and you’ll receive an exclusive bonus track.

'Brazen Heart Live' reviewed by PopMatters

Will Layman of PopMatters has written an in-depth review of the Brazen Heart Live at Jazz Standard, the 8-CD set by the Dave Douglas Quintet that was released in late 2018.

He sums up the complete set:

Listening to over eight hours of the band's music is a joy and a cinch, demonstrating that this classic jazz instrumentation can tackle many forms and create many pleasures. When this band is hitting on all cylinders, with the two horn interwoven, Mitchell's piano leaping and strumming and inventing, Oh down below and Royston kicking and stoking from all sides, it seems like it might be twice its size, a small orchestra or conversation, reverberation, and cross-currents. That Douglas constructed such an ingenious book for the band adds to its sense of breadth: in this music, we find groove, swing, plainsong, worship, ambivalence, clarity, joy, and heartbreak. You need a small orchestra to say all of that.

And, somehow, this quintet was a small orchestra, with Douglas's compositions and arrangements matched to its strengths and range, its expressive possibilities. Brazen Heart, Live at Jazz Standard is a symphony for what a jazz group can be when it is truly powerful and alive. It is a masterpiece of the form, the long form. And it will sit next to Miles Davis's Plugged Nickel recordings for decades to come.

Read the full review here.

The complete box set and the individual nights (Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday) are available from our Bandcamp store.

SUBSCRIBER SERIES // ENGAGE: Showing Up – Track 1 (Public Preview)

We've launched our 2019 Subscribers Series, ENGAGE, which is s a direct descendant of last year's UPLIFT series.

We're so excited about the music that we we've made a full version of first track available on Bandcamp and SoundCloud.

Check it out!

And join us as a subscriber to gain access to this series and much more.

Greg Ward's 'Stomping Off From Greenwood' featured in UK Vibe

The UK publication has given Greg Ward's Stomping Off From Greenwood a five star review!

In his review, Ian Ward (who discloses that he is distant relative of Greg's) call the album, "a heady mix of cerebral, heartfelt, hopeful, exploratory and inclusive. It focuses and uplifts. Musicianship is tophole. And it has two guitars." Read the review here.

You can order and stream the album now here.

Rave reviews for Greg Ward’s ‘Stomping Off From Greenwood’

Here's a roundup of some of the accolades from Stomping Off From Greenwood, which is now available worldwide.

In his 4-star review in All About Jazz, Gareth Thompson says:

“Stomping Off From Greenwood sings with a depth of harmony to crack the hardest heart. Even as life’s rhythms scurry by, Ward’s tuneful touch remains unhurried, like a free spirit among go-getters.”

Chosen by Bandcamp Daily as album of the day, Mike West says:

“… the band’s interplay gestures beyond that storied starting point; its sound—intricate and yet edgy, melodic but distorted, with stomping rhythms and a confrontational mien—has as much in common with proto-punkers Television as with post-rockers Tortoise.”

Downbeat selected the album as an Editor’s Pick, saying:

Ward’s latest offering—suffused with not just players from, but also the exploratory fervor of Chicago’s top-tier performers—portends future successes, no matter his stomping grounds.”

Richard Kamins, in his Step Tempest blog, says:

Stomping Off From Greenwood makes me smile, bounce my feet, challenges me to listen with fresh ears, opening up to the myriad possibilities in this music, making me wish I was in the audience as the band developed this program leading uptown the recording.”

In his 5-star review for UK Vibe, Ian Ward has this to say about the album:

“It’s a heady mix of cerebral, heartfelt, hopeful, exploratory and inclusive. It focuses and uplifts. Musicianship is tophole. And it has two guitars.”

Previewing this weekend's release show for the Chicago Tribune, Howard Reich, calls Greg “… the saxophonist has proven himself at once uncategorizable and eminently listenable.”

You can order and stream the album here. Purchase the CD / digital directly from us via Bandcamp, and you’ll receive an exclusive bonus track.

Release day for Greg Ward’s ‘Stomping Off From Greenwood’

Stomping Off From Greenwood from Greg Ward and Rogue Parade is available now!

Check out a summary of press accolades here.

You can order and stream the album here. And if you purchase the CD / digital directly from us via Bandcamp, you'll receive an exclusive bonus track!

Catch the Chicago release shows at the Green Mill this weekend. Details here.

Enjoy the music!