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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Dave Bryant: The Garden of Equilibria

Read "The Garden of Equilibria" reviewed 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 ...

NEWS: RECORDING

“Traveler” Visits Barnes & Noble, Bossa Novas Onto Billboard Chart

“Traveler” Visits Barnes & Noble, Bossa Novas Onto Billboard Chart

World beat purveyor Lawson Rollins boosted by in-store play for his newly released album; the virtuoso guitarist to be profiled in Guitar Player magazine. San Francisco, CA: The guitar-guided world music excursions that you hear this month in Barnes & Noble stores throughout the United States come from the recently released Traveler, the critically-hailed fifth album from globetrotting ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Lawson Rollins: Have Guitar, Will Travel

Lawson Rollins: Have Guitar, Will Travel

Lawson Rollins is a virtuosic tour guide on a musical exploration around the globe on his fifth album, Traveler, which will be released February 17. San Francisco, CA: Many people travel from an encapsulated distance, staying at posh brand name hotels and dining under the golden arches while others prefer to explore by blending amongst the natives ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Outpost 186 March Highlights: Jacob William

Outpost 186 March Highlights: Jacob William

Jacob William returns his Para Quintet to Outpost 186 on Saturday March 24th after an interlude of gigs in other dubious roosts. Now that he is once more in the cozier confines of the Outpost, free of the concerns attending tavern work, he'll shine at his usual level of dazzle with his astute and earnest compadres. Laurence Cook will once ...

ARTICLE: GNOME NOTES

Jacob William Quartet: Secondary Deviations

Read "Jacob William Quartet: Secondary Deviations" reviewed by Chris Rich

Jacob William made his way to the Boston area from Chennai, India. He made the music school rounds well after formative years in the homeland among his peers there. He cites reed multi- instrumentalist Anthony Braxton as an important mentor and makes a fabric of community in Boston over the course of his sojourns through Wesleyan, ...

NEWS: VIDEO / DVD

The Bern Nix Outpost 186 Reunion Is Recorded by ImprovLive 365

The Bern Nix Outpost 186 Reunion Is Recorded by ImprovLive 365

When guitarist Bern Nix visited Outpost 186 and his old friend,keyboardist Dave Bryant in January, the occasion was given special attention by ImprovLive365.“Created and hosted by Tom Hall, ImprovLive 365 is dedicated to exploring, documenting, and sharing the improvisational, spontaneous creativity of life, through public performances, community based educational programs, and a daily web series. Visit us daily for ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Dave Bryant

Read "Take Five With Dave Bryant" reviewed 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 ...

NEWS: EVENT

2012 Arrives at Outpost 186 with Bern Nix and Much More

2012 Arrives at Outpost 186 with Bern Nix and Much More

Having shaken off holiday torpor and distractions, the Boston area array of gifted musicians roosting at Outpost 186 are shaping their event streams for the beckoning year. The highlight for January will be a reunion of colleagues from Ornette Coleman's Prime Time, guitarist Bern Nix and keyboardist Dave Bryant with help from Jacob Williams on bass and ...

NEWS: EVENT

Jim Hobbs joins Aych and the Taylor Ho Bynum Sextet at Outpost 186 on Friday Dec 23

Jim Hobbs joins Aych and the Taylor Ho Bynum Sextet at Outpost 186 on Friday Dec 23

Aych is a trio comprising Mary Halvorson guitaristry, Jim Hobbs saxophone honing and Taylor Ho Bynum cornettery in some serene survey of juxtapositions Mr. Hobbs variously describes as “porch music" This will be a Boston premiere as is a cd release show for the newly reshaped Taylor Ho Bynum Sextet brought to ears as Apparent Distance from ...

NEWS: ADVOCACY

"On the Edge: Exploring the Creative Music Scene" Musician Panel on May 4th for Jazz Week from JazzBoston

"On the Edge: Exploring the Creative Music Scene" Musician Panel on May 4th for Jazz Week from JazzBoston

Top-flight musicians Dave Bryant, Tom Hall, John Kordalewski, and Neil Leonard carry on a lively conversation about current trends, with performances by the presenters at the Boston Public Library between 6 and 8pm in the Boston Room.

Dave worked with Ornette Coleman in Prime Time and has been contributing to the quality of musical life here for 30 years. ...