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Upcoming “Third Thursday” Gig

On May 16, 2024, Dave Bryant will host a special CD release party for his latest record, “Wire and Bone.” The performance will feature all the players on the new album, including George Garzone, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Kenny Wessel, Eric Hofbauer and Chris Bowman. Don’t miss this gig!

Bryant notes, “I’m really thrilled to bring together these wonderful musicians with whom I’ve cemented strong relationships over many years: Jamaaladeen, a mentor from my earliest days studying with Ornette Coleman in the ’80s; George, a favorite teacher and mentor at Berklee; Chris, a Berklee classmate and longtime bandmate in the Shock Exchange trio; Kenny, a close colleague in Ornette Coleman’s Prime Time; and Eric, a collaborator on several more recent projects and our Jazz Department Head at the Longy School of Music of Bard College. We have all worked together in many different configurations, and enjoyed great friendships. This should be a very special evening!”

Latest Musician Interview

November 16, 2023: Dave Bryant interviews James Blood Ulmer

Latest Concert video

January 18, 2024: Dave Bryant (keyboards), Tom Hall (sax), Allan Chase (sax), Rick McLaughlin (bass),
Matt Crane (drums)

“NIGHT VISITORS”

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Released June 19, 2020
NIGHT VISITORS features Dave Bryant on keyboards with bassist Charnett Moffett and percussionist Gregg Bendian.

Visit Dave’s Bandcamp site to listen and support the artist!

Dave had support for NIGHT VISITORS from the Appalachian Springs Foundation. Read his statement of thanks and his plans for a trilogy of albums created (mostly) with other Ornette Coleman alumni.

From the Wulf‘s Music + Blog review: “… the former pianist of Ornette Coleman’s Prime Time group delivers with ‘Night Visitors’ an album in the tradition of Coleman’s compositional and improvisational methodology, Harmolodics. … Bryant and the three musicians improvise amazingly, adding influences from other music styles as rock, blues and beyond into the performances. … Very original and a great tribute to the music of Coleman, taking his concepts forward. Adventurous and a pleasure to listen to!”

From the Financial Times review: “…Pianist / composer / electronic musician Dave Bryant focuses on the harmolodic concepts of the late Ornette Coleman. The under-recorded Bryant played in Coleman’s projects for over a decade — he first met this album’s bassist Charnett Moffet touring with Coleman in 1996 — and has absorbed the flashfire themes, hi-octane interplay and rocking jazz pulse of the harmolodic approach. His latest release, Night Visitors, also a trio, finds Bryant adapting the Coleman aesthetic to an intensely personal ripple and rumble piano style… “Lime Pickle”, as fiery as the name suggests, is the album’s standout track, Coleman’s “Dee Dee” is covered, and drummer Gregg Bendian and bassist Moffet are powerful equal partners.”


GARDEN OF EQUILIBRIA

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Released in 2015, “The Garden of Equilibria” features ensemble performances and solo piano.

Personnel on the CD:
Dave Bryant – keyboards
Tom Hall – tenor saxophone
Neil Leonard – soprano and alto saxophones
Curt Newton – drums and percussion
Eric Rosenthal – drums and percussion
Jeff Song – cello
Jacob William – bass

Preview the tracks and buy the music at CD Baby or Amazon.

Read a great review of Garden of Equilibria by Dave Wayne on ALL ABOUT JAZZ.


THE ETERNAL HANG

Now available on Dave’s Bandcamp site!

1999 Accurate Records release featuring George Garzone and Bob Gullotti from The Fringe, John Turner and Chris Bowman from Shock Exchange, and engineered by Roger Nichols at Ornette Coleman’s Harmolodic Studios!


Read more about Dave Bryant here.