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Drummer Eric Rosenthal is based out of the Boston area. The former student of Ed Blackwell has studied and performed more than American jazz drumming; he has also delved into West African traditional and South Indian classical percussion. Rosenthal has performed and improvised with Anthony Braxton, Mat Maneri, Pandelis Karayorgis, Mario Pavone, and the Either/Orchestra. He has performed all over North America and Europe, and appeared in Greece at the Patras Jazz Festival, at Montreal's North Sea Jazz festival, even at Finland's Pori Festival. Besides producing his own improvised music recordings, he also appears on CDs with the Hypnotic Clambake and the Zairean soukous band Freestyle.The late '90s found Rosenthal busy in the group Naftule's Dream. The band has two releases on John Zorn's Tzadik label, Search for the Golden Dreydl and Smash, Clap!

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Naftule's Dream: Blood

Read "Blood" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Emerging from the ranks of the Boston area's Shirim Klezmer Orchestra, Naftule's Dream began with John Zorn's Tzadik Records when the label was young, offering up on the imprint Search for the Golden Dreydl (1997), Smash, Clap! (1998) and Job (2001). One thing about a large scale klezemer band--it offers up plenty of opportunity for madcap ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Art Spaces and Institutions Are Part of the Heart of Jazz Week from JazzBoston

Jazz Week begins at lunch hour in Downtown Boston with several free public performances by area music students including the Ecce Trio, led by Henrique Eisenmann (Brazilian jazz, Latin rhythms) holding court at the Prudential Center. South Garden, Fausto Sierkowski's Unit (Improvised music) manning Downtown Crossing and the Gypsy Jazz Duo (Gypsy jazz, folk, blue grass)enhancing ...

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Eric Rosenthal-Bhob Rainey: Crawlspace/Universal Noir

Read "Crawlspace/Universal Noir" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

New England area drummer/percussionist Eric Rosenthal continues his collaborations with up and coming stars from the New England improv scene with an interesting set titled, Crawlspace/Universal Noir. Crawlspace represents seven tracks featuring Rosenthal and soprano saxophonist Bhob Rainey performing as a twosome. On pieces such as “Whereby the Village Seeks Repose & “Certain Debts Are Painstakingly ...


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