Slow Jam

Slow Jam

Ben Markley Quartet

Label: OA2 Records
Format: CD
Barcode: 0805552217223
Catalog number: OA2 22172
Releasedate: 06-03-20
- "... ... playful and swinging, full of matter-of-fact phrasing and sound harmonic progressions..." - ALL ABOUT JAZZ.
- Ben Markley’s fourth recording
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 "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.