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Ben Sidran At 79: Simplicity Will Get You In The End

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For the fourth year in a row, I talked to my dad, musician/producer/journalist/philosopher Ben Sidran in honor of his birthday. This time he's turning 79 and we consider the sociological implications of mowing the lawn, Donald Fagen's solo recordings, the significance of the 1960s in popular culture today, Pharoah Sanders album Pharoah's First (ESP), interviews he conducted in the 1980s with Miles Davis and Sonny Rollins, the myth of Sisyphus, his most recent album Swing State (Nardis), and his idea ...

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Benny Goodman, Erskine Hawkins & Ben Sidran

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Pianist of lyricist Ben Sidran begins the 763rd Episode of Neon Jazz with a song off his beautiful new album Swing State. It just so happens that he was the 2,000th full interview for the program. Following Ben's take on “Tuxedo Junction," we hear Erskine Hawkins's version. From there, we present a nice crop of music from Ariane Racicot and Alex Lakusta. We also hear new material from master drummer Michael Carvin and the organist Brian Charette. Classic tunes from ...

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Book Review

There Was A Fire: Jews, Music, And The American Dream

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There Was A Fire: Jews, Music, And The American Dream Ben Sidran 405 Pages ISBN: # 9780578800691 Nardis Books 2021 Ben Sidran has established himself as a formidable talent in the jazz world as both a pianist and a songwriter. He has recorded almost forty solo albums and appeared as a session musician for artists ranging from Jon Hendricks and Georgie Fame to Van Morrison and The Rolling Stones. His talent, however, ...

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Ben Sidran at 78: This is the other side

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Ben Sidran: Who's The Old Guy Now

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For the second year in a row, I talk to my dad, musician/producer/journalist/philosopher Ben Sidran in honor of his birthday. This time he's turning 77, and we consider his recent projects, including the books “The Ballad of Tommy LiPuma" and “There Was a Fire: Jews, Music and the American Dream," and his latest single “Look Who's the Old Guy Now." Of course, these are atypical times, and so this is an atypical episode, in which we discuss being ...

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Book Review

The Ballad of Tommy LiPuma

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The Ballad of Tommy LiPuma Ben Sidran 286 pages ISBN: #978-0578556604 Nardis Books 2020 Keyboardist, vocalist, composer and author, plus long-time compatriot of none other than 'The Space Cowboy' himself, Steve Miller, Ben Sidran is the epitome of well-crafted spontaneity. As was, in his own inimitable fashion, musician/producer/entrepreneur Tommy LiPuma. Little wonder the former's book devoted to the latter reads like eavesdropping on a scintillating conversation between two erudite gentlemen in a ...

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The Ben Sidran Shuffle

Read "The Ben Sidran Shuffle" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


A discography that spans five-decades is hard to squeeze in a little more than an hour. To show the many stylistic sides of pianist, singer and composer (but also producer, musicologist, journalist, scholar and all-around jazz statesman) Ben Sidran, we have put together this playlist which shuffles back and forth between his early and late albums. If you're not yet familiar with his work do yourself a favor, press play on the player without hesitation, and soon you'll be on ...


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