Welcome to Greenleaf Music

Welcome to the new Greenleaf Music site! I hope you’ll visit often. For us, it’s a new way to connect listeners with creative music by independent musicians and the musicians themselves. It’s also personally exciting because it’s a forum where I can release different kinds of music in different ways.

For example: my new studio recording, Keystone, will be sold exclusively online through Greenleaf Music and our partner store, musicstem.com. The album is a collection of new compositions inspired by the great (and unfairly maligned) Roscoe ‘Fatty’ Arbuckle, one of America’s earliest and funniest movie stars. Keystone also contains a DVD, Fatty and Mabel Adrift, a 1915 silent comedy with new music I composed especially for the film. Check out the short music video by Kelly Smith Eddolls.

We’re also offering our first Paperback Series release, Dave Douglas Quintet Live at the Bimhuis, a great VPRO radio recording from 2002. I’ve always felt these live tapes should be available and affordable — now, thanks to the Internet, they are.

Another major addition to our site is the Greenleaf subscription service (also through musicstem). It’s a way for us to make special music, material and discounts available to our best supporters, and to use that support to continue writing, recording, and releasing the music. I hope you’ll consider joining as a new way supporting the artist and getting “the music” — not just the album itself, but inside access to the art and the musician, including tracks not available anywhere else. If you’re interested, check it out here.

There’s also the Greenleaf music blog, which you’re actually reading now. We’ll post updates about Greenleaf, but more importantly, we’ll constantly link to articles and write about what we’re seeing: musical events, how the music industry is changing, how technology is changing music, almost anything that interests us, really (and hopefully will interest you). I’ll share my thoughts from time and time, describe and discuss. Visit daily.

I recently recovered the masters of the four albums I made for Arabesque in the 1990s. That means we’ll be reissuing Tiny Bell Trio Live in Europe, Stargazer, Magic Triangle, and Leap of Faith. (Tiny Bell Trio Live in Europe is available with the original cover, while supplies last, to all subscribers.)

Finally, we’ve recently released a record (which I love): Kneebody, by the band Kneebody. It’s a fantastic piece of work and I hope you’ll check it out. They’ll also contribute special inside features to Greenleaf subscribers.

This site directly supports the creative work of artists, fully and fairly. We’re proud to be working that way.

We look forward to hearing from you.