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Chris Hersch

Boston-based guitarist Chris Hersch is part of the new "folk jazz" movement emmerging in the northeast. Chris Hersch's unique style of guitar playing blends jazz, folk, and odd metered trance melodies. Chris Hersch is known as a founding member of the Daniel Bennett Group. Hersch also performs with Laurel Grove, Martin's Creek, and Colin Stack's Leftovers. Chris Hersch moved to Boston in 2000 to study Jazz Guitar Performance at the New England Conservatory. There he was a student of John Abercrombie, Ben Monder, Jerry Bergonzi, Steve Lacey and John McNeil. During his time at the New England Conservatory, Chris Hersch also began studying banjo and American folk music

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Daniel Bennett: The Bear Truth

Read "Daniel Bennett: The Bear Truth" reviewed by Ludwig vanTrikt


Whether considered a member of Generation X or Y, saxophonist/multi-instrumentalist/composer and bandleader Daniel Bennett's career certainly is indicative of how many young artists' careers are ascending with the advent of the internet. But Daniel has a measured cynicism towards balancing live performance with the wonders of tech. Moreover what is also refreshing about ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Daniel Bennett Group: Peace & Stability Among Bears

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


Daniel Bennett GroupPeace & Stability Among BearsBennett Alliance2010 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" ...


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