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Ben Allison

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In a career that spans nearly 30 years, Ben Allison has developed his own instantly identifiable sound, solidifying an international reputation as a bassist, composer and band leader. Known for his inspired arrangements, inventive grooves and hummable melodies, Ben draws from the jazz tradition and a range of influences from rock and folk to 20th century classical and world music, seamlessly blending them into a cinematic, cohesive whole. With his groups The Ben Allison Band, Think Free, The Easy Way Trio, Peace Pipe, and Medicine Wheel, Ben has toured extensively throughout the world, building new audiences with an adventurous yet accessible sound and a flair for the unexpected. Recent performance highlights include Carnegie Hall (New York City), Teatro Manzoni (Milan, Italy), Thatro Roberto Cantoral (Mexico City, Mexico), Central Park’s SummerStage (New York, NY), Auditório Ibirapuera (Sao Paulo, Brazil), The Capitol Theater (Salt Lake City, NV), Walt Disney Concert Hall (Los Angeles, CA) and Queen Elizabeth Hall (London, England). In 2005, 2008 and 2013, Ben was a featured composer, arranger and performer with Jazz Sinfonica, an 80-piece orchestra based in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Album

Frank Kimbrough 2003 - 2006

Label: Palmetto Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Volume One—Lullabluebye: Lullabluebye; Centering; Kid Stuff; Ode; Whirl; Ghost Dance; You Only Live Twice; FU BU; Ben's Tune; Eventualities. Volume Two— Play: Beginning; The Spins; Lucent; Waiting In Santander; Conception Vessel; Jimmy; Play; Regeneration; Little Big Man; Beginning 2.

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Lullabluebye

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Label: Palmetto Records
Released: 2022
Duration: 4:44

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Elsa Nilsson, Too Many Zooz, Gard Nilssen, Claire Michael & Other New Releases

Read "Elsa Nilsson, Too Many Zooz, Gard Nilssen, Claire Michael & Other New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


It's been another hot sweaty week... and so we decided to open today's edition with some hot sweaty genre-defying music courtesy of Moon Hooch, Too Many Zooz and Meute, then we keep the simmer pretty steady, deep and beautiful.Happy listening!PlaylistBen Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 Moon ...

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New Releases, Birthday Shoutouts to Joanne Brackeen, Annie Ross, Kate Bush And More

Read "New Releases, Birthday Shoutouts to Joanne Brackeen, Annie Ross, Kate Bush And More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast presents new releases from vocalists Jesse Garland, Marilyn Scott and trombonist Michael Dease, with birthday shoutouts to Joanne Brackeen, Annie Ross, as well as vocalists Carla Hassett, Nnenna Freelon, saxophonist Tara Davidson, and Kate Bush among others. Congratulations to new NEA Jazz Master Regina Carter . Thanks for listening and please support the artists ...

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Frank Kimbrough: Frank Kimbrough 2003 - 2006

Read "Frank Kimbrough 2003 - 2006" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


Pianist Frank Kimbrough (1956 -2020) was involved in a good deal of collaboration throughout his career, with the Herbie Nichols Project and, most notably, his twenty-four year, seven CD stint in the piano chair of the Maria Schneider Orchestra, where he elevated an already high altitude music to an even loftier level. Such was Kimbrough's willingness ...

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Midsummer Releases From Duo Carmen Staaf & Allison Miller, Vocalists Deb Rasmussen and Lainie Cooke Plus Birthday Shoutouts And More

Read "Midsummer Releases From Duo Carmen Staaf & Allison Miller, Vocalists Deb Rasmussen and Lainie Cooke Plus Birthday Shoutouts And More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast presents new releases from duo Carmen Staaf & Allison Miller, vocalists Deb Rasmussen and Lainie Cooke, Vancouver duo Laura Crema & Bill Coon, with birthday shoutouts to Lisa Maxwell, Cynthia Scott, Carmen Bradford, Helen Merrill, Nicole Glover, Janis Siegel and Luciana Souza, among others. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you hear ...

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Camilla George, Bennie Maupin, Sasha Berliner, Tumi Mogorosi & More New Releases

Read "Camilla George, Bennie Maupin, Sasha Berliner, Tumi Mogorosi & More New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


From Africa to Brooklyn, and a few stops in between, a playlist replete with a diverse range of new and upcoming albums.Happy listening!PlaylistBen Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 Kamil Piotrowicz Sextet “TFE" Weird Heaven (Howard) 0:16 Host talks 3:14 Sasha Berliner “Ephemerality" Onyx (JMI Recordings) 4:18 ...

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JoVia Armstrong, Shabaka, Moor Mother, Makaya McCraven & More New Releases

Read "JoVia Armstrong, Shabaka, Moor Mother, Makaya McCraven & More New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


Last week we took a look back at some of our favorite songs released in the first six months of the year. This week we're back to our uncontrollably growing pile of beautiful new and upcoming albums.Happy listening!PlaylistBen Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 Fred Pallem & ...

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New Releases Plus Birthday Celebrations For Dorothy Fields, Phoebe Snow & More

Read "New Releases Plus Birthday Celebrations For Dorothy Fields, Phoebe Snow & More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast presents new releases from pannist Joy Lapps, a Carla Bley tribute by Steve Cardenas, Ben Allison & Ted Nash, the WJ3 All Stars, saxophonist Jean Fineberg, vocalist Sylvia Brooks plus a single from pianist Lauren Lee, with birthday shoutouts to Mary Osborne, lyricist Dorothy Fields, Phoebe Snow, Gayelynn McKinney, Akua Dixon, Lauren Sevian and ...


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