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by Dave Wayne
As one of the few keyboardists to perform and record with Ornette Coleman on a consistent basis, Dave Bryant stands alongside the likes of Geri Allen and Paul Bley. Yet, Bryant is not nearly as well-known. A Berklee graduate who studied privately with Coleman starting in 1983, Bryant's first appearance on record was with the trio Shock Exchange (self produced, 1986) which also featured drummer Chris Bowman and bassist John Turner (who later appeared on recordings by Either/Orchestra and Charlie ...read more
by Dave Bryant
Meet Dave Bryant: Keyboardist and composer, Dave Bryant is best known for his work as a member of Ornette Coleman's Prime Time group. Bryant's addition to the group marked Coleman's first extended work with a keyboard instrument in decades.Instrument(s): Keyboards.Teachers and/or influences? I went through a lot of teachers, but my favorites were Fred and Shirley Clements when I was growing up in my home town, and Bruce Thomas and ...read more
by Robert Spencer
George Garzone? George Garzone ? Ladies and gentleman, I have reviewed a good number of discs featuring this ubiquitous reedman lately, and virtually every one of them contained impeccably-played hard bop. Letter perfect, engaging, expertly done. When this disc arrived featuring Garzone with Ornetteian keyboardist Dave Bryant, I thought it might herald a slight departure, as Bryant anchored Ornette's funky latter-day Prime Time ensembles. But friends, I wasn't prepared for this.
George Garzone? The opening track, Kidnapped," sounds more like ...read more