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Excavation

Label: Sunnyside Records
Released: 2006
Track listing: Mistral; Luteous Pangolin; Ellenville; Sunny Manitoba; Hatchet Face; Etching; Windowpane; You Are My Sunshine.

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Ben Monder: Excavation

Read "Excavation" reviewed by Chris May


There may be five years and several thousand miles between them, but Ben Monder's Excavation is the mirror image of Bright Side, the most recent album by Austrian guitarist Wolfgang Muthspiel. It's a dark mirror, though, cracked and clouded. Both discs feature technically phenomenal musicians, each an adventurous improviser who gives equal weight to precisely arranged, ...

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Excavation

Label: Arabesque Jazz
Released: 2000
Track listing: Mistral, Luteous Pangolin, Ellenville, Sunny Manitoba, Hatchet Face, Etching, Windowpane, You Are My Sunshine Running time: 74 minutes

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Ben Monder: Excavation

Read "Excavation" reviewed by Phil DiPietro


Ben Monder has been referred to as a young “unsung hero" or a “new young lion" of jazz guitar, terms which no longer suit him. Not many unsung heroes have a discography as long as your arm , with three records released under their own name (on another, he was co-billed as a leader with vocalist ...

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Ben Monder: Excavation

Read "Excavation" reviewed by Mark Corroto


Guitarist Ben Monder inhabits an ethereal world where jazz is created for deep space. Setting aside typical jazz meters and swing he plays with a detached consciousness. This recording, his second for Arabesque, follows up Monder’s trio recording Dust. Monder augments the trio of bassist Skuli Sverrisson (Pachora, Chris Speed, Human Feel), drummer Jim Black (Tiny ...


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