A song cycle in the spirit of Norma Winstone and Fred Hersch, leading from devastation to hope. Featuring Jeremy Siskind (piano, compositions), Lucas Pino (saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet), and Nancy Harms (vocals).
Larry Blumenfeld "Dazzling tracks...startling for its balance of unfettered improvisation and undiluted Cuban folklore within a complex and often grand structure...stylistic swagger and spiritual heft..." The Wall Street Journal
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.