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How Ya Ben?

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In the last (for a little while, at least) of our one-artist focused podcasts, the boys take a deep dive into bassist/composer/bandleader Ben Allison's latest four releases. Ben's an exact contemporary of our intrepid podcasters, if a bit better looking and more talented, and they followed his career from early days until a few years back when they stopped picking up releases for a hot minute. Anyway, here's all the news on two projects by Ben's new trio as well as two quartet projects with slightly different line-ups. In pop-matters, Pat discusses some recent pick-ups from the seventies while Mike has made it all the way into the eighties.

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  • Discussion of Ben Allison's album Layers of the City (Sonic Camera Records) 6:30
  • Discussion of Ben Allison's album Moments Inside (Sonic Camera Records) 17:27
  • Discussion of Ben Allison's album Healing Power: The Music of Carla Bley (Sonic Camera Records) 28:48
  • Discussion of Ben Allison's album Tell the Birds I Said Hello (Sonic Camera Records) 39:39
  • Pop Matters 55:36

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