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Benjamin Herman Birthday Bash - Project S - Live at BIMHUIS Amsterdam

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Benjamin Herman is a widely known saxophonist, leader of the New Cool Collective and a Dutch jazz icon, always fresh-spirited and sharply dressed. His 50th birthday party at the BIMHUIS was all about his latest album, Project S. Project S was written for the eponymous documentary about the Citroën SM, the legendary car used by Presidents and celebrities, including Dutch soccer superstar Johan Cruijff. A Citroën with a Maserati motor, which is a way to describe the album's ...

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Album Review

Benjamin Herman: Hypochristmastreefuzz (Special Edition)

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Since Esquire voted alto saxophonist Benjamin Herman Best Dressed Dutchman 2008, most reviews of his music have felt compelled to mention the award, and this review is no exception. Of course, such sartorial fripperies would be barely worthy of comment if Herman couldn't actually play. But play he can--whether he's flying like Charlie Parker on “Hypochristmastreefuzz," blowing rhythm 'n' blues style on “Brozziman," or adding mournfully to the funereal sound of “Arm Weil." Hypochristmastreefuzz was originally released ...


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