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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 ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Daniel Bennett Group: Peace & Stability Among Bears

Read "Peace & Stability Among Bears" reviewed by Josep Pedro

Multi-instrumentalist Daniel Bennett concludes his trilogy of fables about bears, deepening his unique mixture of jazz, folk, minimalism and trance musics with Peace & Stability Among Bears. Following melodic exploration as the main idea, Bennett combines lightness and subtlety with dreamlike passages that define his particular sound universe. Entertaining and complex, Peace & Stability Among Bears ...

Daniel Bennett Group: Peace & Stability Among Bears

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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: 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 ...

Saxophonist Daniel Bennett at the Alphabet Lounge

Saxophonist Daniel Bennett at the Alphabet Lounge

Saxophonist Daniel Bennett brings his original mix of jazz, folk, and minimalism to the Alphabet Lounge.

The Daniel Bennett Group has shared concert stages with guitarist Bill Frisell, Charlie Hunter Trio, saxophonist James Carter, percussionist Billy Martin (Medeski, Martin, & Wood), saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi, David Fiuczynski (Screaming Headless Torsos), Denison Witmer, and LA-based synthpop group Joy ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Saxophonists James Carter and Daniel Bennett Play Boston on May 16

Saxophonists James Carter and Daniel Bennett Play Boston on May 16

This could very well be one of the most interesting double bill concerts of 2009. Saxophonist James Carter brings his organ trio to the Cambridge YMCA Theatre (820 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA) on May 16 (8pm). Also on the bill is “Folk-Jazz" saxophonist Daniel Bennett. The concert is part of the ongoing Bennett Alliance Concert Series. ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Boston's Tamandua Brings Prog-Jazz to the World - New CD Now Available!

Boston's Tamandua Brings Prog-Jazz to the World - New CD Now Available!

Tamandua's hard-hitting debut album, Eternal Anteater of the Universe, is now available on Bennett Alliance Records. The CD is available for purchase. The group just performed their much anticipated CD release concert in Boston.

Tamandua is the newest prog-influenced instrumental trio to come out of the Boston scene. Labels are hardly accurate, but the band plays ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Boston-Based Tamandua Plays Highly Anticipated CD Release on January 23!

Boston-Based Tamandua Plays Highly Anticipated CD Release on January 23!

There has been quite a bit of buzz surrounding Boston-based instrumental prog rock/jazz fusion group Tamandua. Tamandua is led by drummer Rick Landwehr and guitarist Joe Conley. Rounding out the trio is longtime collaborator Rick Stone on saxophone and clarinet. Tamandua is performing their CD release show for the debut album, “Eternal Anteater of the Universe." The ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Charlie Hunter and Saxophonist Daniel Bennett Play Boston on December 7

Charlie Hunter and Saxophonist Daniel Bennett Play Boston on December 7

The 7th installment of the Bennett Alliance Concert Series has arrived. On December 7, the Charlie Hunter Trio and the Daniel Bennett Group will play a rare double bill performance at the restored Cambridge YMCA Theatre (820 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA). Visit bennettalliance.com for advance tickets and more information. As the “hip-hop" or “acid jazz" movement ...