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Ben Kono Group
Ensemble

Contact
Ben Kono Group
Website


Address
37 Front Street
Nyack, NY, 10960
Phone
(917) 541-8629

Additional Info
Year Founded
2009
Repertoire
Jazz, New Music
Size
Quintet
Instrumentation
Mixed

The broader a band’s tonal palette, the richer the music becomes. The Ben Kono Group proves this numerous times on the colorful ‘Crossing’, a sublime ensemble disc that finds lots of unique territory being investigated. The respected New York saxophonist is expert in an array of instruments that stretches from oboe to shakuhachi, and he’s put some deep composing and arranging skills into play on his debut. As Crossing’s varied interests present themselves, its sextet music speaks to both the power of scope and the art of integration. Informed by post-classical, rock, and modern jazz forms, Kono’s flute, English horn, and bass clarinet all help stir the group’s graceful manuevers towards something quite singular.