https://dbryantmusic.com/third-thursdays/ Harvard-Epworth United Methodist Church
1555 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138
“Third Thursdays” series continues with former Ornette Coleman collaborator Dave Bryant (host, keyboards), in a reunion of Bryant’s ‘80’s band Shock Exchange w/John Turner (bass) and Chris Bowman (drums), joined by George Garzone (saxophones).
Shock Exchange. An avant-garde/jazz-rock band, formed back in the 80’s by keyboardist Dave Bryant, bassist John Turner, and drummer Chris Bowman. On the debut of their self-titled album in 1988, the Boston Phoenix’s review declared “Shock Exchange may be the most original improvising band working locally,” adding “this trio, built around the keyboards of David Bryant, has actually captured the feeling of Ornette Coleman’s notoriously keyboardless harmolodic music.” As Ornette Coleman, who at the time was Bryant’s teacher/mentor, concluded in his copious liner notes for the band’s first album, each player’s objective was to always be the following: “David, John, Chris. To play your best. Not as a contest for success. But a goal for some happy souls.”
Over time, Bryant, Turner, and Bowman went on to explore other performance opportunities. But their connection runs deep and Shock Exchange has continued to perform and record over the years. Saxophonist George Garzone, who teamed up with Shock Exchange for the band’s second recording, The Eternal Hang, will be joining the band in December, adding his potent voice to the mix. Don’t miss this one—as the Boston Globe said of their debut, “the Boston-based trio has assimilated Ornette Coleman’s theories into a powerful, challenging music. And it swings.” Come join this rare and long-awaited reunion and add a jolt to your holidays! [Also refer to https://www.prlog.org/12942537 for further information.]