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Tom Hall (baritone & tenor saxophones & music educator) has been an active professional musician since his teens when he played a weekly gig at the Ebony Inn with Ohio Hung Jury, a Washington, DC funk band. He moved to Boston in 1976 to attend New England Conservatory, where he studied with Joe Allard, {{m: Jaki Byard = 3798}}, {{Jimmy Guiffre}}, {{George Russell}}, and {{m: Ernie Wilkins = 11362}}. It was during these years he first studied free improvisation. He was the co-founder of Ensemble Garuda, whose members included percussionist {{Sam Bennett}}, trumpeter {{m: Frank London = 8848}}, and Brazilian cellist Jaques Morelenbaum. This group met for years, with the sole purpose of an intensive exploration of improvisation. In 1979, shortly before graduation from NEC, he co-founded Your Neighborhood Saxophone Quartet (1979-1997) with {{m: Steve Adams = 3268}}, {{m: Allan Chase = 5656}}, and Circe Miller (other members of the group over the years included Ben Schachter, Joel Springer, Douglas Yates and Bob Zung)

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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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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 ...

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All About Jazz Launches On Demand Audio Player

All About Jazz Launches On Demand Audio Player

Musician? Place your music in front of the largest collection of jazz enthusiasts and consumers in the world. All About Jazz has partnered with Warp Radio to help musicians and record labels present their music directly to jazz fans through the All About Jazz audio player. The player, which features tracks uploaded by a musician or ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Todd Brunel's "Vortex Live" CD and Digital Download Now Available

Todd Brunel's "Vortex Live" CD and Digital Download Now Available

The Vortex Live features some of the best moments of the Vortex Series captured live between 2007-2010. Each piece is an original work created by invited artists, with all collaborations happening for the first time. The Vortex Live features: Todd Brunel clarinets, Rob Bethel cello, Esther Viola oboe, Andrew Hickman tenor sax (tracks 1 and 4), ...

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: 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 ...

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 ...

John Medeski, Mellotrons and A Mountain of Majoun

Read "John Medeski, Mellotrons and A Mountain of Majoun" reviewed by Chris May

Club D'ElfElectric Moroccoland / So BelowFace Pelt Records2011 Boston-based Club D'Elf describes itself as a “Moroccan-dosed psychedelic dub and jazz collective." It is the sort of band that gives self-medication a good name, and it will reconfigure your synapses, in a good way, if you let it. ...

Sessions III

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2009


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