Fall, 2022 Schedule Overview
- December 15: Dave Bryant (keyboards) hosting a reunion of his ‘80’s band Shock Exchange with John Turner (bass) and Chris Bowman (drums), joined by George Garzone (saxophones). [Liner notes for Shock Exchange’s first record were written by Ornette Coleman.]
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New album! “NIGHT VISITORS”
Released June 19. 2020
Dave’s brand-new record NIGHT VISITORS featuring 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
Brand-new 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
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.