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USA: Posi-Tone Newsletter - August 12, 2016

Behn Gillece "Dare To Be"

listen to the track "From Your Perspective"
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Vibraphonist Behn Gillece takes a bold step forward from his previous mindset with his new aptly entitled album, "Dare To Be."  The session features Gillece's brilliant original compositions presented by an exciting group of players, including guitarist Nate Radley, bassist Ugonna Okegwo, the ever bombastic Jason Tiemann on drums, plus a debut appearance by the talented trumpet of Bruce Harris.  Critical listeners will certainly agree that Gillece's compositions and performances clearly demonstrate his command of the vibraphone and his functional mastery of both the idiom and improvisation.  With a delicate balance of modernity and classic aesthetics, "Dare To Be" is insightfully straight forward, steadily swinging, and refreshingly melodic enough to evoke a wide assortment of bright moments for discerning ears everywhere.

26th - Deer Head Inn, Delaware Water Gap, PA
August 27 - Paris Wine Bar, Philadelphia, PA
August 29 - Fat Cat, New York, NY

3rd - Heritage, Philadelphia, PA
23rd - Chris' Jazz Cafe, Philadelphia, PA
25th - First Presbyterian Church, Pitman, NJ
30th - Smalls Jazz Club, New York, NY

​1st - Heritage, Philadelphia, PA
7th - The Vault, Yardley, PA
18th - Clancy's By The Bay, Somers Point, NJ
20th - Hopewell Vineyards Winery, Pennington, NJ

Check out this video of Behn talking about the new record:

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