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Jason Davis is an accomplished jazz and classical bassist, with expertise in many styles including straight ahead, Brazilian/world music, orchestral, and chamber music. He is currently leading a project called Earthsound,a Boston-based project that showcases original world music and jazz alongside recorded environmental sounds. The music draws upon the sounds and styles of diverse composers such as Duke Ellington, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Thelonious Monk, Maurice Ravel, and Igor Stravinsky. Improvised pieces performed over recorded soundscapes of natural settings complement the unique sound of the ensemble.

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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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Mr Ho's Orchestrotica: Endless Bachelor Party

Read "Mr Ho's Orchestrotica: Endless Bachelor Party" reviewed by Gordon Marshall


Led by pianist and multi-percussionist Brian O'Neill, Mr Ho's Orchestrotica plays the kind of music you can listen to with your mother. She'll love the '50s atmosphere of The Unforgettable Sounds of Esquivel (Exotica For Modern Living, 2010)--while you'll pick up all the left-of-center global hints--and she won't even know it's good for her! It's good, ...

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Daniel Bennett Group: The Legend Of Bear Thompson

Read "Daniel Bennett Group: The Legend Of Bear Thompson" reviewed by AAJ Staff


Daniel Bennett GroupThe Legend Of Bear ThompsonBennett Alliance2008Acoustic guitar and alto saxophone form a key part of Boston saxophonist Daniel Bennett's musical recipe, and the combination informs the pleasingly melodic The Legend Of Bear Thompson. The lineup is Bennett on alto saxophone and flute, Brant ...


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