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Jeff Song

Musician and composer Jeff Song is becoming well known for his contributions to the world of contemporary improvised music and to the growing body of creative music by Asian Americans. Originally from the Midwest, Song has been active in the jazz, folk, rock, funk, new music, and contemporary improvisation scenes in the Boston and New York areas since 1982. Primarily a cellist and bass guitarist, he has also performed and recorded on the kayagum, a Korean 12-string zither. Outside of the traditional Korean aesthetic, Song has developed his own unique style, approach, and technique on this zither as another means for his creative music making.

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 ...

Outpost 186 leans in to a piano laden summer for Inman Square, Cambridge

Outpost 186  leans in to a piano laden summer for Inman Square, Cambridge

Piano players are coming out of the woodwork at Outpost 186. Mothers Day saw an astonishing turnout for Matthew Shipp, who followed a solo set with a long awaited Jim Hobbs duet, sponsored in part by All About Jazz. A snippet of the night awaits below. After a respite from Memorial Day, Hans Poppel has a ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

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 ...

The Other Pocket

Label: Music & Arts
Released: 1999

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Jeff Song & Lowbrow: The Other Pocket

Read "The Other Pocket" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

A native of Iowa, Jeff Song is an extremely talented electric bass technician while also exploiting his acute sense of band leading and improvisational attributes. Song has studied and performed within a Who’s Who of modern jazz, namely Joe Maneri, Ran Blake, Glenn Horiuchi, George E. Lewis and others. Here, with his band “Lowbrow”, Song embarks ...

In Vivo

Label: Thrill Jockey
Released: 1994

Love & Fear

Label: Thrill Jockey
Released: 1992


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