Subscriber Exclusive: Key Motion Quintet, Live at Jazz Standard

Equal parts Keystone and Perpetual Motion, the Key Motion Quintet is co-led by Dave Douglas and Donny McCaslin with Adam Benjamin, Tim Lefevbre, and Mark Guiliana. These three cuts——Moonshine, L.Z.C.M., and Handwritten Letter——are from the GPS: Live at Jazz Standard celebration December 2011 which was one of only two performances with this band. All three tunes are available for stream/download exclusively for Greenleaf Subscribers.

Donny McCaslin at 92Y Tribeca, Wednesday – Broadcast, webcast via WBGO & NPR Music

Donny McCaslin Group live webcast this coming Wednesday night, February 29th at 8:00pm EST via WBGO and NPR Music.

Dave Douglas, Donny McCaslin, Key Motion Quintet Jazz Standard

Perpetual Motion named Best of 2011 by Boston Globe

Donny McCaslin's 2011 album Perpetual Motion was listed as one of the top albums of the year by the Boston Globe. Congrats to Donny and all the musicians that made that record such a spectacular listen. And thanks to the Boston Globe for the nod.

Dave Douglas & Greenleaf in 2011

As we sift through our epically full inboxes and move further and further away from vacation daze, we can't help but get a little nostalgic for 2011—even as it's just passed. There was a new website, a new music series, new artists, new albums... it seems everything was NEW last year. So before we can move on to all the going-on's we have scheduled this calendar year, a quick recap of some of the music we released in 2011 is necessary for us in this crazy hit-it-and-forget-it internet world we've all grown accustomed to.

[AUDIO] Stream Moonshine by Key Motion Quintet

The stream below was just too good to keep to ourselves while the others get finished. Moonshine—originally the title track on the 2006 release recorded by Dave Douglas & Keystone—as performed by the Key Motion Quintet is now available to stream below. Subscribers can expect a high-res download of this and some other choice cuts.

Dave Douglas, Donny McCaslin, Key Motion Quintet Jazz Standard

[Gallery] Key Motion Quintet at Jazz Standard

A few pictures that came in from the Jazz Standard shows last week courtesy of Zak Shelby-Szyszko.

Key Motion Quintet: Split Personality/Five Hands Down [Digital Single, Subscriber Exclusive]

here's a new Subscriber download this month from the Key Motion Quintet co-led by Dave Douglas and Donny McCaslin recorded earlier this year in Salzau. Check out the Douglas composition, Split Personality, above via Soundcloud. Subscribers can download both this track and the "B-side"—McCaslin's Five Hands Down.

Take 25% off our catalog, today only. Use coupon code “TWENTY5OFF”

It seems like the holidays come earlier and earlier every year. So today and for one day only, put down your turkey basters because we're offering our complete catalog* for 25% off. That includes GPS MP3 albums for as little as $3.75, live sets for as little as $5, CDs for as little as $9, Sheet Music for as little as $11, and Subscriptions for as little at $18.

Donny on 7th Avenue Project

A great interview feature was recently posted via 7th Avenue Project with Donny McCaslin. Created by radio producer Robert Pollie, the 7th Avenue Project is a weekly radio show for the seriously curious. Interviews and features on science, philosophy, art, music, culture and real-life stories, from Nobel laureates to prison inmates.

Donny McCaslin at Monterey, listen at NPR

Listen to Donny McCaslin at Monterey Jazz Festival via NPR's A Blog Supreme.

Dave Douglas, Donny McCaslin – Keystone, Perpetual Motion Quintet at JazzBaltica

Dave Douglas and Donny McCaslin with Jason Lindner, Tim Lefebrve, and Mark Guiliana playing music from Dave Douglas' Spark Of Being, and Donny McCaslin's Perpetual Motion at JazzBaltica 2011