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 album preview video for Flatbed Buggy

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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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.

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


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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Listen to an alternate track from UPLIFT: 12 pieces for positive action in 2018 for free!

UPLIFT Eight: Sharing a Small Planet - Take One

Listen to a free track from our UPLIFT subscribers series:


Enjoy!

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.


UPLIFT | Eight: Sharing a Small Planet

UPLIFT Eight: Sharing a Small Planet

Global interconnectedness and humanity. We need to educate ourselves so we can coexist on this planet. No single nation can “go it alone.” It was a founding father, Benjamin Franklin, who said, “We must, indeed, all hang together, or most assuredly we shall all hang separately.”

To support this nation’s most effective and enduring efforts in peace and diplomacy, this month Greenleaf Music and I will support the Peace Corps, which continues to operate worldwide and represent the better parts of us as human brothers and sisters. The current wave of diplomatic disasters will pass, and we will need to be forward facing about our role in the world. Love all, serve all, treat all.

Don’t forget to support your state senate and house candidates, as well as paying close attention to local elections. They decide who we are. If you have close house or senate races in your state, please donate widely, even if in small amounts. It sends a positive signal to the candidates and to the media. Red To Blue is a good resource to find flippable seats in your area.

"What an extraordinary time to be alive. We’re the first people on our planet to have real choice: we can continue killing each other, wiping out other species, spoiling our nest. Yet on every continent a revolution in human dignity is emerging. It is re-knitting community and our ties to the earth. So we do have a choice. We can choose death; or we can choose life.

"Hope is not what we find in evidence, it’s what we become in action.”

- Frances Moore Lappé, author of Diet for a Small Planet

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.


Preview our July subscriber track

Here’s a short preview of the July track from our 2018 subscriber series:

UPLIFT features twelve pieces of positive action by Dave Douglas, Joe Lovano, Mary Halvorson, Julian Lage, Bill Laswell, and Ian Chang.


Vote in the DownBeat Magazine Readers Poll

The polls are open for this year’s DownBeat Magazine Readers Poll!

A number of Greenleaf artists have been included in the entries:

Jazz Artist: Dave Douglas
Jazz Group: Joe Lovano & Dave Douglas’ Sound Prints, Ryan Keberle’s Catharsis
Jazz Album: Joe Lovano & Dave Douglas’ Sound Prints - Scandal
Trumpet: Dave Douglas
Trombone: Ryan Keberle
Alto Saxophone: Greg Ward
Tenor Saxophone: Joe Lovano
Flute: Nicole Mitchell
Bass: Linda May Han Oh
Drums: Rudy Royston Music
Composer: Dave Douglas
Record Label: Greenleaf Music

Anyone can vote here. We hope you'll consider supporting our artists and projects in the poll!