UPLIFT | Twelve: Truth is Truth

UPLIFT Twelve: Truth is Truth

For truth, wisdom and understanding.

Facts, objective research, science and the nature of truth are some of our most precious assets as humans. Lately, they are being challenged, denied, and even vilified. We must stand with the truth, wisdom and understanding and continue to seek them out in our communities.

Denial of man-made climate change is one of the most foolish examples of avoiding the facts. With dire consequences. Willingness to ignore facts in public discourse has become one of the central scourges on our polity.

One thing we can all do is support good local journalism. Subscribe to a newspaper, support your local public radio station. Listen to the voices in your community and do the research, make a judgment about what is true. Truth is still truth, despite what you hear from the current administration. Truth is not a cudgel to beat your opponent, truth is the basis of humble and effective citizenship.

Join us, and enjoy this track dedicated to the cause and featuring Bill Laswell, Ian Chang, Joe Lovano, Mary Halvorson and Julian Lage.

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Greenleaf Subscribers can stream and download Truth is Truth on Bandcamp along with all of the tracks from the UPLIFT series.

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ANFTD #58: Melvin Gibbs

Dave talks to legendary bassist, composer, producer Melvin Gibbs. They talk about heritage, lineage and where the music comes from, Gullah Geechee culture in Gibbs's family, playing with Ronald Shannon Jackson, Sonny Sharrock, Defunkt and Joe Bowie, Arto Lindsay, Pete Cosey, close friend and ally Vernon Reid as well as plenty of other music and musicians. Melvin talks about his new recording with the trio Harriet Tubman (with Brandon Ross and J.T. Lewis), The Terror End of Beauty, available now on vinyl, digital and CD.

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Unveiling ENACT

On December 1, at Zürcher Gallery in New York, we will have a work in progress 'soiree' unveiling my new compositions called ENACT. The following week I'll be recording them for the subscription series of 2019.

This concert is by invitation (no charge). Subscribers to the label have already been invited. Join us as a subscriber to RSVP and be there (AND get access to our full catalog of recordings and much more).

On December 1: Dave Douglas and David Adewumi, trumpets; Anna Webber, flutes and tenor; Jeff Parker, guitar; Nick Dunston, bass; Kate Gentile, drums. On the recording we will also be joined by Tomeka Reid and Riley Mulherkar.

This is an informal insider unveiling for family and friends. We'd love to see you there. Send us word.
- Dave

Update: ENACT is now called Action Ensemble


UPLIFT | Eleven: The Garden

UPLIFT Eleven: The Garden

Working for clean air, clean water, parks, greenery, sacred lands, national monuments, and the health of this planet we all share.

In addition to our track this month, we are joining Endless Field, who have organized a benefit concert for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) called LIVING EARTH 2018. The night features an incredible roster of musicians donating their performances: Catherine Russell, Camila Meza and Fabian Almazan. Endless Field will be playing as well, premiering new music with a string quartet. The concert is on November 26 at 7pm at Saint Peter's Church in New York City. The guest speaker will be Eric Goldstein, New York City Environment Director and Senior Attorney for the NRDC.

Join us, and enjoy this track dedicated to the cause and featuring Bill Laswell, Ian Chang, Joe Lovano, Mary Halvorson and Julian Lage.

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Greenleaf Subscribers can stream and download The Garden on Bandcamp along with all of the tracks from the UPLIFT series.

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ANFTD #57: Marilyn Crispell


Pianist and composer Marilyn Crispell joins Dave Douglas to discuss her music, collaborations, composition and her life as a self-described “traveling bum.” This brilliant musician describes her own personal and spiritual transformation upon hearing John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme. And goes on to talk about her education and her work with Anthony Braxton, Reggie Workman, Barry Guy and many others. Includes music from many of her recent collaborations with musicians as diverse as Gunhild Seim and David Rothenberg, Tanya Kalmonovitch, Harvey Sorgen and Joe Fonda, Raymond MacDonald, and Tsiji Muñoz.

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ANFTD #56: Rudy Royston introduces Flatbed Buggy

Special edition: Recording made and edited by Rudy Royston about his new record Flatbed Buggy on Greenleaf Music — release date October 26, 2018. Thrilled to post this on the Greenleaf podcast feed. Enjoy. Back with a new interview episode soon!

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Voting Rights Project and Bandcamp - Benefit!

We are really excited about this initiative from Bandcamp. We are pledging to match Bandcamp’s donations from our own sales this coming Friday in honor of the Voting Rights Project.

And if you are NOT registered PLEASE register and vote. We need you. November 6 is right around the corner and we can make change if we simply show up. Join us!


Watch the new Rudy Royston album preview video

We’ve launched an album trailer video for Rudy Royston’s upcoming album Flatbed Buggy. Check it out to hear Rudy discuss his influences and inspirations for the new record, which is out on October 26.

And look for a new single this Friday! Stream the title track on Apple Music and Spotify. And pre-order the album now on Bandcamp, iTunes, Amazon.


Preview our September UPLIFT track

Here’s a short preview of the September track from Greenleaf Music's 2018 subscriber series. UPLIFT features twelve pieces of positive action by Dave Douglas, Joe Lovano, Mary Halvorson, Julian Lage, Bill Laswell, and Ian Chang.

Join us as a subscriber to hear the entire series and you can also download and stream our entire catalogue and gain access to exclusive material such as live sets, outtakes and more.

UPLIFT series details: http://bit.ly/UPLIFT2018
Preview on Bandcamp: http://bit.ly/UPLIFT_Preview
Subscribe: http://bit.ly/Join_GLM


ANFTD #55: Linda Briceño

Linda Briceño - Ella Bric

Dave talks to Linda Briceño — also known as Ella Bric — trumpeter, songwriter, singer and producer. In 2014, Linda’s first album, Tiempo, was nominated for two Latin Grammys, including Best New Artist and Best Pop Traditional Album. In her latest work, Linda premieres a video series named “Ella Bric” where she seeks to tell her experience as an immigrant and activist through the creation of a character where she fuses for the first time her music, film, storytelling and other forms of artistic expression, with the aim of confronting issues of social interest such as inequality, poverty and the environmental and political crisis in Latin American countries.

Linda and Dave talk about El Sistema, the music education system devised in Venezuela, being a trumpeter, producing and arranging, and Linda’s role as a World Economic Forum Global Shaper.

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Edited by Geoffrey Countryman


UPLIFT | Nine: Shine Like the Dawn

UPLIFT Nine: Shine Like the Dawn

This song is about support for the humanities: arts, culture, philosophy, language, love. Such a crucial part of who we all are, and yet so overlooked in our government, in our political environment. How often do we think about working to support the people that we actually are, our cultures and traditions? One of the groups I appreciate working in this country is Americans for The Arts. They are doing what they can to bring the fight to congress for strengthening support for arts and humanities.

The phrase Shine Like The Dawn comes from Psalm 37, which talks about good works on behalf of others. I hope you’ll join us. And enjoy the music!

Click here to learn more about the UPLIFT Subscriber Series.

Greenleaf Subscribers can stream and download Shine Like the Dawn on Bandcamp along with all of the tracks from the UPLIFT series.

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ANFTD #54: Jaimie Branch

Dave joins Jaimie Branch at Pioneer Works in Red Hook, Brooklyn to get the real story behind this brilliant and visionary trumpeter and composer. Jaimie talks about spilling wine on her dad, her earliest compositions, her electric rig, discovering improvisation and music making from a lot of today’s greats. She also lets on that she digs Tiny Bell Trio. That made Dave real happy. Catch Jaimie around the world (she’s on International Anthem) and at New York’s Festival of New Trumpet Music on September 7 and 12, 2018. Details: fontmusic.org

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Edited by Geoffrey Countryman