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Ben Holmes

Trumpet player Ben Holmes is based Brooklyn, New York. He performs regularly as a sideman with ensembles including Slavic Soul Party!, Justin Mullen's Delphian Jazz Orchestra, Cynthia Hopkins, the Stagger Back Brass Band, Romashka, and One Ring Zero. He leads his own trio, performing original music, seeking to mingle the melodic and rhythmic turns particular to the folk music of Eastern Europe and the Middle East with the improvisational spontaneity and harmonic openness of jazz.

Anvil of the Lord

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Released: 2012
Track listing: 01. A Doodle for Rhapsody; 02. Magic Mondays; 03. Moved Like a Ghost; 04. Kingstone; 05. Otesanek; 06. The Anvil of the Lord; 07. Malach Hamovis; 08. Song for Creel Thompson; 09. Nada Vs. Armitage. Tutte le composizioni sono di Ben Holmes.

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Ben Holmes Quartet: Anvil of the Lord

Read "Anvil of the Lord" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Con l'uscita numero venti della Skirl Records, si apre forse un nuovo fronte nella missione dell'etichetta fondata nel 2006 da Chris Speed e diventata in breve tempo un punto di riferimento imprescindibile per capire i fermenti di Brooklyn e dintorni. Sulla sua trasversalità, sugli incroci anche stravaganti che ne caratterizzano il catalogo, sul furore creativo dei ...

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Young Trumpets: Ben Holmes and Sun Trios

Read "Young Trumpets: Ben Holmes and Sun Trios" reviewed by Elliott Simon

Ben Holmes TrioBen Holmes TrioSelf Released2009 Sun TrioTime is NowCam Jazz2009 Young creative musicians are the lifeblood of any art form and these two contrasting trumpet trio releases from disparate ...

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Dan Aran: Breathing

Read "Breathing" reviewed by David Adler

Dan Aran's Breathing arrived with a short, dour note from Luke Kaven, head of Smalls Records, on the shaky future of indie-label jazz. That's not news and yet Breathing underscores the stakes involved for artists whose work is too fine to go undocumented. Aran, an Israeli-born drummer, is such an artist. Breathing is very ...


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