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Critically-acclaimed Manhattan-based saxophonist Daniel Bennett has garnered feverish accolades for his unique brand of experimental "Folk Jazz." The Daniel Bennett Group has recently shared concert billings with artists like Bill Frisell, Charlie Hunter, Greg Osby, James Carter, Billy Martin (Medeski, Martin & Wood), Steve Kuhn, Jerry Bergonzi, and David Fiuczynski. The Village Voice raves, "saxophonist Daniel Bennett makes hay with an airy approach that's buoyant enough to conjure notions of East African guitar riffs and Steve Reich's pastoral repetition." The Boston Herald described Bennett's music as "exploratory folk-jazz hybrid."


New York Nerve

Label: Manhattan Daylight Media Group
Released: 2021
Track listing: Television; The Town Supervisor; Gold Star Mufflers; Human Playback; Rattlesnake; The County Clerk.


Article: Album Review

Daniel Bennett Group: New York Nerve

Read "New York Nerve" reviewed by Tyran Grillo

"This is not a pandemic record, but it is," says Daniel Bennett about his latest album. What might come across as a paradoxical statement is, from the multi-instrumentalist and composer's lips, a poignant assessment of his creative turn. “I didn't go on pause at all. I did my best as a human, using common sense while ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Daniel Bennett, John Coltrane, Freddy Cole and More

Read "Daniel Bennett, John Coltrane, Freddy Cole and More" reviewed by Joe Dimino

As we continue our coverage of the COVID-19 jazz world this week we focus in particular on a group of musicians fighting for change and releasing albums during the pandemic. We begin with New York City multi-instrumentalist Daniel Bennett. We also profile John Lamkin, Pearl Django, JD Walter and Jimmy Greene. Finally, we pay tribute to ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Daniel Bennett Group is the Orchestra

Read "Daniel Bennett Group is the Orchestra" reviewed by Lorens Chuno

On his new album, We Are The Orchestra , Daniel Bennett presents a collection of songs inspired by the poetry and essays of Walt Whitman. The album features musicians Daniel Bennett and Mark Cocheo. Join Daniel and Lorens as they talk about the album, touring, driving in the snow, AC units and other subtly related things. ...


We Are the Orchestra

Label: Manhattan Daylight Media Group
Released: 2018
Track listing: Loose Fitting Spare Tire; I'm Not Nancy; Gold Star Mufflers; Theme From Ernani; Refinancing for Elephants; Inside Our Pizza Oven; Theme from Il Trovatore; Carl Finds His Way.


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Michael Dease's new album and a focus on Paolo Fresu

Read "Michael Dease's new album and a focus on Paolo Fresu" reviewed by Bob Osborne

This week the exceptional new record from Michael Dease is the featured album, plus we focus on trumpeter Paolo Fresu, and spin a selection of high quality jazz music. Playlist Michael Dease “Pearls" from Bonafide (Posi-tone) 00:00 Daniel Bennett Group “Loose Fitting Spare Tire" from We Are the Orchestra (Manhatten Daylight Media) 06:08 Florian Weber “From ...


Article: Album Review

Daniel Bennett: We Are the Orchestra

Read "We Are the Orchestra" reviewed by James Fleming

The music rolls out of the speakers as a breeze shimmers over the prairie. Evoking scenes of broad, open grasslands. The Daniel Bennett Group's We Are The Orchestra plays out like a collage of genres and cultures: Italian opera, American jazz and folk, tinges of East Africa. A vivid tapestry woven from disparate threads. That rather ...


Article: Album Review

Daniel Bennett Group: We Are the Orchestra

Read "We Are the Orchestra" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Composer/woodwind player Daniel Bennett and his group make music that cheerfully disregards genre conventions, especially purist notions of what “jazz" can be. There are generous doses of instrumental rock: previous album Sinking Houseboat Confusion (Manhattan Daylight Media Group, 2016) even made a point of adding surf rock to the mix. Most of their albums have been ...


Article: Live Review

Daniel Bennett Group at Tomi Jazz

Read "Daniel Bennett Group at Tomi Jazz" reviewed by Tyran Grillo

Daniel Bennett Group Tomi Jazz New York, NY August 19, 2017 The Daniel Bennett Group is a summer camp that never sleeps. Like the best-run such operations, it's an oiled machine that runs on freedom and strict supervision in equal measure. The multi-instrumentalist and his core band of Nat ...


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