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Radio & Podcasts

New Sounds and Archive Nuggets

Read "New Sounds and Archive Nuggets" reviewed by Bob Osborne


A mixture of old and new this time. Featured albums are from Behn Gillece, Devin Gray, Camila Nebbia & Axel Filip, Damon Locks and Ivo Perelman & Matthew Shipp. There's also a couple of albums from 2020 that I have only just gotten around to, plus some archive specials from Hugh Hopper, Marc Ducret and Miles Davis.Playlist Devin Gray “Think About It" from Melt All The Guns (Rataplan Records) 00:00 Camila Nebbia and Axel Filip “Intransigente" ...

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Album Review

Behn Gillece: Still Doing Our Thing

Read "Still Doing Our Thing" reviewed by Kyle Simpler


2020 was an unusual year to say the least, much in part due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This resulted in global restrictions, causing people to make drastic changes in everyday life. The situation was particularly challenging for musicians. For one thing, live performances were on hiatus, creating new problems for players who relied on performing live. In spite of these challenges, however, many musicians were persistent, finding ways to make the best of an unfortunate situation. Vibraphonist Behn Gillece is ...

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Radio & Podcasts

New releases by Behn Gillece, Giovanni Guidi and More

Read "New releases by Behn Gillece, Giovanni Guidi and More" reviewed by Bob Osborne


New releases from Behn Gillece, Giovanni Guidi, and, Mats Eilertsen, plus a mop-up of some of last year's releases that I have not featured as yet. Playlist Behn Gillece “Break the Ice" from Parallel Universe (Posi-Tone) 00:00 Giovanni Guidi “Avec Les Temps" from Avec Les Temps (ECM) 06:24 Mats Eilertsen Trio “Perpetum" from And Then Comes The Night (ECM) 13:36 Eric Harland “The Teller (Aquila)" from 13th Floor (GSI Records) 20:41 Erik Jekabson “San Pablo Avenue" from Erik ...

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Album Review

Behn Gillece: Dare To Be

Read "Dare To Be" reviewed by David A. Orthmann


It pays to listen to Dare To Be, Behn Gillece's second release as a leader for Posi-Tone Records, from the bottom up. Bassist Ugonna Okegwo and drummer Jason Tiemann are one of most congenial, articulate, and straightforward bass and drums team in recent memory. They're self-effacing, deeply focused and frisky. Regardless of the differences in the material and tempos of the individual tracks (not to mention additional percussive sounds fashioned by Gillece's vibes and Nate Radley's guitar) Okegwo and Tiemann ...

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Album Review

Behn Gillece: Dare to Be

Read "Dare to Be" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan


When it comes to jazz vibraphone, the names of Stefon Harris and Warren Wolf are most likely to be found on a list of contemporary leaders. Add to that now the name of Behn Gillece, a gentleman who has been honing his skills on the New York scene since 2006. His talents first came to the attention of this reviewer having been a spirited voice on Walt Weiskopf's most recent albums, Overdrive and The Way You Say It. Last year, ...

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Take Five With Behn Gillece

Read "Take Five With Behn Gillece" reviewed by Behn Gillece


Meet Behn Gillece: Vibraphonist Behn Gillece began his musical training during his teenage years. Gillece began his studies in percussion while maintaining an interest in jazz. Inspired by greats like Milt Jackson and Bobby Hutcherson, Gillece decided to make a commitment to vibraphone and composition. As a New Jersey native, Behn Gillece performed regularly in his home state and jny: Philadelphia before moving to New York in 2008. Since 2006, Gillece has made a name for himself ...


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