Donny McCaslin’s Casting For Gravity release day

Donny came to Chicago earlier this year with Jason, Tim, and Mark for a run at Green Mill previewing music they were getting ready to record. Needless to say, we were dumbfounded and extremely excited at what we heard and saw. What we heard was all this new music that was, at the time, dubbed "Stadium Jazz" by Tim. It was big, bigger than anything we'd heard before. Donny flexing his herculean horn, Mark breaking beats and blowing minds, Tim towering in the back muscling his fuzz pedals, and Jason synthing it all to the outer limits. What we saw was more head bobbing than you'd expect at a jazz show. The young kids trying their hardest to record video on their phones on-the-sly all lapping up every note by everyone on the stage. Maybe it was the Old Fashioneds we were drinking, but this was one of the best shows we've ever seen at the Mill.

Donny McCaslin’s “Casting For Gravity” has arrived. Preorder now available.

Where Donny's previous album Perpetual Motion was a blistering electro-acoustic hybrid, Casting for Gravity soars past fusion into alchemy, forging a visionary voice from eclectic influences.

Be Still Preorder

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 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.

Good morning.

The UPS man arrived early at the Greenleaf office this morning. And we ask, is there any better way to wake up than to 12 boxes of a new title?

Two for the fall.

Matt Ulery’s By A Little Light, now available for preorder.

We're always really excited about music that begs you not to define it, music that is truly unique and individual, music that is a deeply emotional and reaches people. Lucky for us, Matt Ulery sent us his new 2-disc album "By A Little Light" late last year.

Linda Oh, Initial Here [Preorder, First Listen]

We're happy to announce the preorder of Linda Oh's album Initial Here—her second album as a leader, and her first for Greenleaf. Get your order in at iTunes for the MP3s, or at the Greenleaf store for the CD (ships 5/22). We're also happy to let our subscribers know that the album is up in-full at the Cloud Player for an exclusive First Listen. And any new subscriber that wants to hear it, your new subscription comes with a free copy of the CD (ships 5/22).

Take 25% off all digital products, now through Sunday

Since physical orders from this week will likely not arrive in time to be stuffed into a stocking, we're extending one final offer this year: take 25% off any of our digital products from now until Sunday. That includes all of our own brand of yuletide carols in MP3 and FLAC formats, as well as digital sheet music pieces.

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.

GPS, V3: Bad Mango

The third volume of the Greenleaf Portable Series (GPS), Bad Mango features Dave Douglas with So Percussion. Pairing his plaintive trumpet with a myriad of percussion instruments including marimba, drumset, glockenspiel, and a whole host of nontraditional percussion like musical saw, toy bells, shruti box, crotales, et al, Douglas leads this unique ensemble through new compositions and revisitations of songs from his works catalog.

GPS, V1: Rare Metals

Dave Douglas, the indefatigably prolific composer, adds five new compositions and a new arrangement of Billy Strayhorn's, Lush Life, to an ever-expanding Brass Ecstasy music book. Free download of Lush Life available at the album page.

United Front

Originally recorded by WBGO Jazz 88 and presented as part of NPR’s live concert series, the album captures the group’s spectacular performance during the 2010 Carefusion Newport Jazz Festival.