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ALBUM REVIEW: Fire In The Brain by Club d’Elf Review by Bill Grady, Published November 19, 2013

Fearless. Innovative. Powerful. Upon first listen these are the first three words the music of Club d’Elf evokes, and their new album, Fire In The Brain, does just that. Recorded live at [...]

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STORMY MONDAYS: CLUB D'ELF WITH JOHN MEDESKI, by Dan Alford. Published February 4, 2013

One of the best kept secrets in improv music is hidden in Boston: the huge rotating cast of characters performing under the guidance of bassist Mike Rivard, the collective known as Club [...]

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Club d'Elf Mixes Musicians, Styles Hosted by Anthony Brooks, November 26, 2013

For 16 years in Greater Boston, a group of ever-changing but highly talented musicians have been performing an eclectic mix of music under the name Club d'Elf. The musicians are mostly a [...]

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Club d'Elf's Musical Melting Pot At The Lizard Lounge. WRITTEN BY Coralie Kraft, PUBLISHED November 27, 2013

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Watching Club d'Elf perform at the Lizard Lounge feels like happening upon a group of friends carefully conducting a musical experiment. The players are strongly [...]

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Club d'Elf, 'Fire in the Brain’ (Live at Berklee) By Jon Garelick GLOBE CORRESPONDENT NOVEMBER 21, 2013

With its rotating cast of characters, bassist Mike Rivard's Club d'Elf can change complexion from recording to recording and night to night. Elsewhere, for instance, oud master Brahim [...]

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Club d'Elf celebrates 15 years in the groove By Jeremy D. Goodwin GLOBE CORRESPONDENT FEBRUARY 14, 2013

MILTON — In the basement of a house in an unsuspecting neighborhood here, centuries and cultures are fusing rather radically. Mike Rivard is leading three Club d’Elf bandmates through a [...]