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Daniel Bennett Group: Peace And Stability Among Bears

Read "Peace And Stability Among Bears" reviewed by Jeff Dayton-Johnson

The album art (a bear bedecked in Wild West accouterments) and song titles ("Farmer Joe Was A Bear," “Dogs Of Our Time") of Daniel Bennett Group's Peace & Stability Among Bears promise a good--if cartoonish--time. What's going on in the music, however, is something altogether different. The quartet performance led by reeds player Bennett sounds light ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Daniel Bennett Group: Peace And Stability Among Bears

Read "Peace And Stability Among Bears" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

The Daniel Bennett Group's trio of bear-related albums, the “Bear Thompson Trilogy," reaches its lovably eccentric conclusion with Peace And Stability Among Bears, a delightful collection of Americana-flavored jazz tunes. The trilogy started with 2007's A Nation Of Bears and 2008's The Legend Of Bear Thompson (both on Bennett Alliance), but while all three are linked ...

Daniel Bennett Group: Peace & Stability Among Bears

Read "Daniel Bennett Group: Peace & Stability Among Bears" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Daniel Bennett Group

Peace & Stability Among Bears

Bennett Alliance

2010

The New York-based Daniel Bennett Group has released its third “bear album," Peace & Stability Among Bears (Bennett Alliance, 2010). The disc is the last in a trilogy of what the former Bostonian describes as a “trilogy of fables" ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Mr Ho's Orchestrotica: Endless Bachelor Party

Read "Mr Ho's Orchestrotica: Endless Bachelor Party" reviewed by Gordon Marshall

Led by pianist and multi-percussionist Brian O'Neill, Mr Ho's Orchestrotica plays the kind of music you can listen to with your mother. She'll love the '50s atmosphere of The Unforgettable Sounds of Esquivel (Exotica For Modern Living, 2010)--while you'll pick up all the left-of-center global hints--and she won't even know it's good for her! It's good, ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Daniel Bennett Group: The Legend Of Bear Thompson

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Daniel Bennett Group

The Legend Of Bear Thompson

Bennett Alliance

2008

Acoustic guitar and alto saxophone form a key part of Boston saxophonist Daniel Bennett's musical recipe, and the combination informs the pleasingly melodic The Legend Of Bear Thompson.

The lineup is Bennett on alto saxophone and flute, Brant ...