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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 {{Ornette Coleman}}’s first extended work with a keyboard instrument in decades. Starting in 1990, Bryant toured as part of the group and performed on the Prime Time “Tone Dialing” CD. During Bryant’s tenure with Prime Time, the band also performed with {{m: Jerry Garcia = 20906}} of the Grateful Dead, {{m: Lou Reed = 21461}} and {{Laurie Anderson}}, and numerous symphony orchestras throughout the world, including the New York Philharmonic Orchestra under conductor Kurt Mazur. Bryant’s first CD project was a self-titled debut album with his trio Shock Exchange in 1986, featuring bassist {{John Turner}}, percussionist {{m: Chris Bowman = 29001}}, and liner notes by Coleman. In 1999, Bryant released a second CD, “The Eternal Hang,” recorded with Turner, Bowman, saxophonist {{George Garzone}}, drummer {{m: Bob Gullotti = 21630}}, and noted recording engineer Roger Nichols

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Third Thursdays with Dave Bryant And Friends: A Monthly Harmolodic Jazz Series Starting In April 2022

Third Thursdays with Dave Bryant And Friends: A Monthly Harmolodic Jazz Series Starting In April 2022

Keyboardist and composer Dave Bryant has many friends. Many who also happen to be notable local, national, and international jazz artists, who have collaborated with Cambridge-based Bryant on different projects over a span of decades. Those connections began to grow in the early 1980's, within a year after Bryant completed his formal undergrad studies at Berklee. ...

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Recalled to Life - Chapter Two

Label: Art of Life Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Still Outside the Shop (alternate version); Week 31; Safely out of the Country - Part 4; Out from Under (alternate version); Come the Spring; Safely out of the Country - Part 5; Another Time, Another Place; Mrs. V; Safely out of the Country - Part 6; The Three Professors; Dr. Aught (alternate version); Untitled Strings Composition (bonus track); Out from Under (strings version); Recalled to Life (string quartet) (bonus track)

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Night Visitors

Label: SE Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Lime Pickle; In Transit; Skywritten; Chihuahua Pearl; Confidential; Scorpio 80; The Night Flock; Three Night Visitors: Part I; Part II; Part III.

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Article: Album Review

Dave Bryant: Night Visitors

Read "Night Visitors" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


Free jazz pioneer Ornette Coleman didn't record much with piano players. Exceptions were Geri Allen on Sound Museum: Three Women and Sound Museum: Hidden Man, released simultaneously in 1996 on Harmolodic / Verve, and Dave Bryant on Tone Dialing (Harmolodic / Verve, 1995), during Coleman's Prime Time days.Bryant's immersion in Coleman's sound—he has conducted ...

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The Garden of Equilibria

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2016
Track listing: Four Ways In; Solo No. 2; The Garden of Equilibria; Check Your Lid; Solo No. 1; Salutations; Secret Handshake.

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Article: Album Review

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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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 ...

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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 ...

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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. ...


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