Ben Markley Quartet

Slow Play

OA2 22172

Purchase



... playful and swinging, full of matter-of-fact phrasing and sound harmonic progressions...
ALL ABOUT JAZZ

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.


Track Listing:

1 The Last Time This Happened 6:56
2 Max's Mission 8:51
3 'Mon Back 9:08
4 Blindsight 6:52
5 Slow Play 7:36
6 Sentience 6:14
7 The Return of Catboy 5:13
8 One for Armando 5:20

All Compositions by Ben Markley
Markley Music / BMI

Performers:

Ben Markley - Piano
Joel Frahm - Tenor Saxophone & Soprano Sax (6)
Marty Kenney - Bass
Jim White - Drums
Andy Wheelock - Congas (2,8)

Production Info:

Produced by Ben Markley
Recorded, mixed & mastered by Colin Bricker
at Mighty Fine Studios - Denver, CO
Recorded March 1, 2019
Band photo by Dougan Smith
Cover design & layout by John Bishop








Join the Origin Community

ORIGIN RECORDS

OA2 RECORDS

ORIGIN CLASSICAL

CONTACT US

  • Origin Records
    8649 Island Drive South
    Seattle, WA 98118
    ph: (206) 781-2589
    fx: (206) 374-2618
  • Email / Order Info / Etc
THE ORIGIN MUSIC GROUP • FOUNDED 1997 / SEATTLE, WA • THE MUSIC YOU NEED