Autumn leaves

By JON GARELICK  |  September 8, 2008

The Regattabar (Charles Hotel, 1 Bennett St, Cambridge; 617.395.7757 or brings in the DAVE HOLLAND SEXTET (September 18-20); SAXOPHONE SUMMIT with Joe Lovano, Davie Liebman, and Ravi Coltrane (September 24-25); MANGO BLUE (September 26); GREGORIO URIBE BIG BAND (September 27); the AARDVARK JAZZ ORCHESTRA with pianist Matt Savage (September 30); Italian singer-songwriter CARMEN CONSOLI (October 2); DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER with her Red Earth Malian Journey project (October 3-4); saxophonist FRANK CATALANO (October 7); trumpeter WALLACE RONEY (October 10); singer REBECCA PARRIS (October 11); Dominican piano wizard MICHEL CAMILO (October 16-18); TRAVIS SULLIVAN BJÖRKESTRA big band (October 23); SERGIO BRANDÃO AND MANGA-ROSA (October 25); trumpeter AVISHAI COHEN (October 28); Avishai’s sister, clarinettist and saxophonist ANAT COHEN (October 30); BERNARDO MONK’S TANGO QUARTET (October 31); EGUIE CASTRILLO’s Latin big band (November 1); and Hammond B-3 man BRUCE KATZ (November 6).

Ryles (212 Hampshire St, Cambridge; 617.876.9330 or has the wonderful Argentine-American bassist FERNANDO HUERGO and his band (September 17); pianist NANDO MICHELIN and guitarist CLAUDIO RAGAZZI (October 1); the pan-stylistic band EARTHSOUND (October 22); and saxophonist FLORENCIA GONZALEZ (October 29).

The Lily Pad (1353 Cambridge St, Cambridge; 617.395.1393 or has STEVE LANGONE’s excellent sextet (September 22); guitarist FRED WOODARD’s trio (September 25); singer JUDI SILVANO (September 29); Afro-Caribbean avant-garde sextet ZABAP (October 3); Chicago quartet BLINK (October 6); and Brooklyn’s WEE TRIO (October 17). Plus the FRINGE every Monday night and KGBG (with Bruce Gertz and Jerry Bergonzi) every Wednesday night.

Some of the best jazz gigs every year are the free recitals given by faculty and students at New England Conservatory (617.585.1122 or This fall’s performances at Jordan Hall and Brown Hall (both at 30 Gainsborough St, Boston) include DOMINIQUE EADE (November 17) and DAVE HOLLAND (November 20) and a memorial concert on October 2 for the great composer, reed player, and NEC faculty member JIMMY GIUFFRE, who died last April.

And speaking of NEC greats: jazz composer GEORGE RUSSELL AND HIS LIVING TIME ORCHESTRA play the ICA (100 Northern Ave, Boston; 617.478.3103 or on September 20. Also on the ICA schedule: unclassifiable British saxophone improviser EVAN PARKER with pianist MARILYN CRISPELL (October 10), and guitarist FRED FRITH’S COSA BRAVA band (December 12).

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