In an unusual pairing of sounds, six string tapping bassist Ariane Cap and electric bassoonist Paul Hanson create melodic Chamber Jazz. Sometimes peaceful and meditative, at other times passionate, raging and groovy, this music will delight and surprise.
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.