A ten movement original work that musically portrays the people places and things the leader met and experienced on his many trips to perform in Italy.The music was recorded with the current working quartet after a month long tour of South America for the US Dept. of State.
With his 11th genre-bending album, Ben continues his outward expansion, mashing references to the intersecting worlds of science and film. All songs produced, composed, arranged and mixed by Ben, making this his most personal to date.
The quartet's sophomore album re-imagines exotica as a modern genre blending jazz, chamber music and global sounds. Artistic Director Brian O'Neill highlights his latest originals M. de Falla's Ritual Fire Dance and Gershwin's 3 Piano Preludes.