Greenleaf named to GRAMMY list of “10 Jazz Labels You Need To Know”

Greenleaf Music has been named to the list of “10 Jazz Labels You Need To Know” by the GRAMMY Awards blog!

Morgan Enos put together the piece profiling some great jazz labels including TAO Forms, Fabian Almazan’s Biophilia Records, Truth Revolution Records, Whirlwind Recordings, Edition Records, Jazz & People, Kris Davis’ Pryoclastic Records, Pi Recordings, and Motéma Music.

Of Greenleaf, Morgan said:

Over the decades, trumpeter Dave Douglas has recorded with luminaries like John Zorn, Chris Potter and Donny McCaslin. In 2005, he ventured out with his label, Greenleaf Music. True to Douglas’s prolific nature, Greenleaf’s Bandcamp page is voluminous.

Still, don’t be intimidated by the ocean of material. Dip in anywhere, and you’re liable to find something compelling, like the captivating flutist Nicole Mitchell, the flowing drummer Rudy Royston and the kinetic fusion band Kneebody.

Much like Truth Revolution, Greenleaf works from an even-handed business model—half to the artist, half to the label. Plus, on Bandcamp, a $75-per-year subscription will net you an all-access pass to the entire catalog.

It’s rare for any label to boast quality, quantity and transparency. If you’re curious about where folk- and electronic-inflected jazz might head in the coming decade, Greenleaf is as accurate a compass as any.

Read the full piece here.