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Artist: Markley Quartet, Ben
Title: Slow Play
Format: CD
Label: OA2 RECORDS  ( http://originarts.com )
Catalog Number:22172
Barcode:805552217223 itemnumber=1000124007
Price: $15.98  (All prices include domestic shipping.)
Genre: JAZZ
Release Date: 9/20/2019
Availability: In Stock
Additional Musical Category Notes:
Modern jazz quartet 


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Promotional Info
East coast/Midwest performances; 340 US radio and press contacts serviced including JazzWeek reporting stations

For Ben Markley's fourth recording, the fleet pianist/composer teams with New York tenor saxophone great Joel Frahm for a dynamic set of modern jazz originals. Though written specifically with the band of Frahm, drummer Jim White, and bassist Marty Kenny in mind, Markley continually finds inspiration from significant influences in his musical life, most notably Cedar Walton, Chick Corea and Bill Evans. With engaging and elevating support from Kenney and White, Markley and Frahm pop on the boogaloo "'Mon Back," strike a Jazz Messengers-esque pose on the grooving "The Return of Catboy," and strut on the half-time funk of the title tune. "Frahm's playing bubbles over with ear-catching inventiveness and a robust, positive feeling." Ottawa Citizen.

Track Listing
 1. 
[6:56]  The Last Time This Happened -

 2. 
[8:51]  Max's Mission -

 3. 
[9:08]  'Mon Back

 4. 
[6:52]  Blindsight

 5. 
[7:36]  Slow Play

 6. 
[6:14]  Sentience

 7. 
[5:13]  The Return of Catboy

 8. 
[5:20]  One for Armando


Performers on this Album
Ben Markley - Piano
Joel Frahm - Tenor Saxophone & Soprano Sax (6)
Marty Kenney - Bass
Jim White - Drums
Andy Wheelock - Congas (2,8)
Additional Technical Information Available For This Album
Release Format: CD         
Original Recording Location: Mighty Fine Studios - Denver, Colorado
Original Recording Engineer: Colin Bricker
Mastering Facility: Mighty Fine Studios - Denver, Colorado
Mastering Engineer: Colin Bricker
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