If this is your first visit to Greenleaf Music, welcome. This label is owned and run by Dave Douglas (me), trumpeter and composer. There are also great recordings from other artists, including Donny McCaslin, Linda Oh, Matt Ulery, Michael Bates, Nicole Mitchell, Kneebody and others.
Be Still by the Dave Douglas Quintet with special guest vocalist Aoife O’Donovan is our new release, preorder opening today, August 28, 2012 [iTunes]. Thanks for coming —— leave us a message here or on Facebook and Twitter and be sure to check out the new disc and the videos that go with it.
The music on Be Still is very personal for me, consisting of hymns and songs requested by my mom for her service last year. It was a heart opening experience to get into these pieces, and even more to have such a great musician in Aoife to sing them. I hope the warmth and commitment of all the musicians on this date will be apparent when you hear the music. The quintet features Jon Irabagon, Matt Mitchell, Linda Oh, and Rudy Royston.
The first 100 orders of Be Still in one of these preorder packages will receive a set of photographs related to the album and a free copy of Mountain Passages, the first of my releases on Greenleaf Music, from 2004. I chose Mountain Passages to include with the first 100 orders of Be Still because it had a similar personal meaning for me, eulogizing my father in 2003.
I hope you will pick up Be Still in one of those formats today. We’ve also pressed 180 gram vinyl of this release, as well as a beautiful shirt and poster that commemorate the release.