ANFTD #12: Miguel Zenon

Miguel Zenon and Dave Douglas talk about Miguel's music including his latest self-released album "Oye!!! Live In Puerto Rico," as well as his recent travels. Also, Dave talks about the DD|50 project and box set, and co-host Michael Bates revisits more Jackie Mclean.

ANFTD #11: John McNeil and the Official Super Nerdfest Trumpet Geek Freakout

As the Festival of New Trumpet Music begins this week in NYC, the ANFTD team welcomes trumpeter/composer and former Dave Douglas teacher John McNeil for a trumpet geekfest.

ANFTD #10: John O’Gallagher

Saxophonist and composer John O'Gallagher joins the ANFTD team to discuss his Anton Webern Project, and a new book he authored on Twelve-Tone Improvisation. Dave discusses playing "out" and his recent Downbeat cover feature. Michael shines a spotlight on the metal band Meshuggah, and our new correspondent Drummond gives us an on-the-ground report from a Meshuggah concert.

ANFTD #9: Steve Byram

Artist Steve Bryam joins Dave and Michael for a talk about his process and his works including album art for Tim Berne's Screwgun Records, the Beastie Boys, Slayer, Dave Douglas, and many more. Also included is a brief Paul Motian tribute with audio from Dave's latest release "Time Travel" and another entry in the future inventions series.

ANFTD #8: Myra Melford

Myra Melford joins the ANFTD team for a discussion of her music including a new solo piano album, being inspired by nonmusical art forms, and collaborations in improvisational music and food. Dave discusses his early days of street performing, Michael talks future inventions we've all been waiting for, and the two sing the theme to Hockey Night in Canada (ouch!).

ANFTD #7: JD Allen

Episode 7 of the Greenleaf Music Podcast features JD Allen, a profound saxophonist and composer whose work touches on free jazz and improvisation with a deep sense of spirituality and grace. JD joined Dave and Michael for a phone conversation recently and sent some tracks from his new album. Plus Dave and Michael listen to some J.S. Bach and Woody Shaw.

ANFTD #6: Revenge of the Nerds

This ANFTD episode sets aside the interview format as Dave delves into the music on "Time Travel" and Michael talks about spinning Shostakovich into his latest album "Acrobat."

ANFTD #5: Jon Irabagon

A lively conversation with saxophonist & composer Jon Irabagon about his latest recording released on his own label, Irabbagast Records, winng the Monk Competition, and drawing equal inspiration from Wayne Shorter and Parker Posey. Also, Michael talks vinyl, and Dave shines a light on the music of Booker Little.

ANFTD #4: Miles Okazaki

Dave Douglas and Michael Bates host a conversation with American guitarist Miles Okazaki about how nature informs structure in his music, Dave talks about his Greenleaf Music record label, and the music of Herbie Nichols is spotlighted.

ANFTD #3: Dezron Douglas

Dave & Michael talk with bassist Dezron Douglas about his music and the Hartford jazz scene. And Dave answers a letter from one of our listeners.

ANFTD #2: Matt Mitchell

Michael and Dave talk to composer and pianist Matt Mitchell about his etudes, about Ches Smith, about his work with Tim Berne, and about playing on Dave's most recent records. We talk about Herb Robertson and listen to some of Tim Berne's earlier work. Dave gets nerdy about firewood, Michael gets nerdy about practicing scales. All in a day's podcast.

ANFTD #1: Henry Threadgill

A talk with Henry Threadgill about composition and touring; Interesting concert venues; and, The Lagond School of Music.