With all the hulla-ba-loo revolving around the Keystone: Live at Jazz Standard sets, the April download was never updated. So our May post is a double post. Not only that, but it is your first taste of two upcoming Greenleaf releases from artists new to the label.
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First, we have Donny McCaslin’s Trio album which has yet to be titled. Many of you know McCaslin from playing with Dave’s Quintet for the past few years, and the list of artists he has worked with–Gary Burton, Maria Schneider, etc–is impressive too. This track, Recommended Tools, is an alternate take of the first track on this upcoming release.
Donny McCaslin Trio is Donny McCaslin, Tenor Saxophone; Jonathan Blake, Drums; Hans Glawischnig, Bass
Second, we have Michael Bates’ Outside Sources coming out late summer/early fall. “Clockwise” is Michael’s 3rd record and follows “Outside Sources” and “A Fine Balance” both of which met with much buzz and acclaim. The music, as you will hear, is as accessible as it is experimental. Michael cites many disparate influences including Shostakovich, Ornette Coleman, and Bad Brains. We hope you like what you hear. This alternate take is of a composition titled “Poor Man’s Cure”
Michael Bates’ Outside Sources is Quinsin Nachoff, Saxophone and Clarinet; Russ Johnson, Trumpet; Jeff Davis, Drums; Michael Bates, Double Bass.