garrett & barbiero (rain & lightning)

A video of Layne’s and my 7 September set at Rhizome–performed during a late summer thunderstorm. With many thanks to Majid Araim for the filming & upload.

PS: The audio can be streamed and downloaded here.


live from nem

A picture of Akousma (Dave Vosh on analogue modular synth & me on double bass), taken at Saturday’s 10th Electronica Fest, held at the National Electronics Museum in Linthicum, MD. Thanks to Dave for another successful year of organizing the show.

Photo by Chris Videll

remembering jimmy lyons & dc space


“Live music is it…nothing will transform you like live music and spirits!”

(Henry Threadgill)   22nd season!

@Rhizome, 6950 Maple Street, in Takoma DC

Takoma’s Art, Learning, DIY Culture Center

Friday, October 19, 2018




Celebrating Bill Warrell’s DC Space


‘Always Ballada’ – Celebrating Jimmy Lyons

 Nasar Abadey: drums

Sarah Hughes: sax

Daniel Barbiero: double-bass

Jimmy Lyons Trio performed a final concert at the renowned DC Space in 1986, the same year of his passing.  Tonight, Nasar Abadey, the drummer in that trio, is joined by saxophonist Sarah Hughes, and double-bassist Daniel Barbiero.

Best known for his long tenure with pianist Cecil Taylor, Jimmy Lyons playing, influenced by Charlie Parker, kept Taylor’s avant-garde music aligned with the jazz tradition.  100% of proceeds go to the artists.