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NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Guitarist Ben Tyree: Sonic Architectures Live – Feb Residency @ Art Café (Brooklyn, NY)

Guitarist Ben Tyree: Sonic Architectures Live – Feb Residency @ Art Café (Brooklyn, NY)

NYC-based guitarist and composer Ben Tyree presents Sonic Architectures LIVE residency at Art Café in Brooklyn, NY (884-886 Pacific St. @ Underhill Ave – Prospect Heights 11238) every Tuesday evening in February 2015. The residency will allow Tyree to present new works in solo, duet and larger ensemble configurations collaborating with previous as well as new ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Guitarist Ben Tyree Catches Fire On First Live CD

Guitarist Ben Tyree Catches Fire On First Live CD

Burn It! LIVE captures the infectious grooves and adventurous virtuosity of the Brooklyn guitarist’s BT3 trio Release Date: SEPTEMBER 9, 2014 Whether it refers to a raging inferno or a long, slow smolder, Burn It! not only serves as the title for guitar wizard Ben Tyree’s first live album but as a mantra for his blistering BT3 trio. ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

BT3: Ben Tyree Trio Returns! March 29 at SubCulture NYC

BT3: Ben Tyree Trio Returns! March 29 at SubCulture NYC

From a lifetime of pushing boundaries, leading award-winning projects, and collaborating with a multitude of musical luminaries, guitarist Ben Tyree, returns with his own groundbreaking, jazz/funk/rock trio, BT3 (feat. Jeremy “Bean” Clemons – drums + Kevin Farrell – bass). On Saturday, March 29 @ 10pm, Tyree and BT3 will perform at SubCulture (45 Bleecker St, NYC) ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Ben Tyree: Thoughtform Variations

Read "Thoughtform Variations" reviewed by Ian Patterson

On the face of it, an all-acoustic solo album may seem like something of a departure from guitarist Ben Tyree's eclectic, contemporary New York fusion of re:vision (Sonic Architectures, 2011), with his BT3 trio. Yet, in essence, these eight tracks share an equally wide arc of influences and the same spirit of adventure. Though not as ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Ben Tyree - Solo Guitar Tour 2012

Ben Tyree - Solo Guitar Tour 2012

Beginning this September, Ben Tyree kicks off several short run tours of the United States to promote his latest solo guitar record Thoughtform Variations (Sonic Architectures SA002, released June 26, 2012). Blending dazzling technical skill and heartfelt emotions, Tyree’s solo debut will resonate with six-string aficionados and lovers of pure musicality alike. On Thoughtform Variations, Tyree ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Ben Tyree: Thoughtform Variations

Read "Thoughtform Variations" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

In stark contrast to the psychedelic funk rock of re: Vision (2010, Sonic Architectures), Brooklyn-based guitarist Ben Tyree eschews pyrotechnic effects and performs literally naked on his solo acoustic debut, Thoughtform Variations, showing enough imagination and finger-picking stylizations to satisfy both six-string enthusiasts and casual listeners.

These original pieces were conceived eight years ...

Guitarist Ben Tyree Releases Debut Solo CD @ Rockwood Music Hall (Stage 1), NYC On Tues, June 26 (6pm)

Guitarist Ben Tyree Releases Debut Solo CD @ Rockwood Music Hall (Stage 1), NYC On Tues, June 26 (6pm)

Thoughtform Variations vividly melds virtuosity and personal expression on original acoustic pieces. On Tuesday, June 26 @ 6pm, Ben Tyree will perform at Rockwood Music Hall - Stage 1 (196 Allen Street – btwn Houston & Stanton - New York, NY) to celebrate the release of his highly anticipated solo guitar debut, Thoughtform Variations. Blending dazzling technical skill ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Guitarist Ben Tyree Releases Debut Solo CD - Thoughtform Variations

Guitarist Ben Tyree Releases Debut Solo CD - Thoughtform Variations

Thoughtform Variations vividly melds virtuosity and personal expression on original acoustic pieces Release Date: June 26 Blending dazzling technical skill and heartfelt emotions, guitarist Ben Tyree's solo debut will resonate with six-string aficionados and lovers of pure musicality alike. On Thoughtform Variations , Tyree offers eight original pieces combining classical, jazz, pop and folk influences into a rich, harmonious ...

ARTICLE: LIVE FROM NEW YORK

Dave Douglas, Wadada Leo Smith & Taylor Ho Bynum

Read "Dave Douglas, Wadada Leo Smith & Taylor Ho Bynum" reviewed by Martin Longley

The Dave Douglas/Donny McCaslin Key Motion Quintet
Jazz Standard
December 8, 2011

This was the first of four Dave Douglas nights at the Jazz Standard, each of them highlighting a different performance perspective. The unexpected has become the expected where this high-wire trumpeter is concerned. Douglas is perpetually scouting ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Ben Tyree/BT3 - Re:vision (2010)

A couple of years back while covering a record by the whack jazz-funk-rock big band Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber I picked out Living Colour's Vernon Reid's contributions to the collective, but he wasn't the only guitarist on there. Ben Tyree was also on that record. Like Reid, Tyree doesn't settle for the middle of the ...