Ben Black

Remembered Faces / Private Places

Origin 82387

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Ben Black's voice is singularly gorgeousÓ
Jazz Times

In "Remembered Faces...," Black explores music from Japan, Brazil, Ireland and even America, with many of the songs exploring the continuing inequities of racism and prejudice. Recorded after months of studying Japanese, Spanish and Portuguese, Black's flawless approach to the lyrics
and his deep connectedness to the songs create a truly "time-stands-still" experience for the listener.


Track Listing:

1. I Remember (Sondheim)
2. South Pacific Medley (Rodgers & Hammerstein)
3. A Felicidade (Jobim/Moraes)
4. Wait Till You See Her (Rodgers/Hart)
5. Chinar Es (Author Unknown)
6. Kojo No Tsuki (Rentaro Taki/ Bansui Doi)
7. Somewhere (Sondheim/Bernstein)
8. Si Tu No Estas (Rosana Arbelo)
9. Irish Medley (Weatherly/Olcott)
10. Medley: Old Friend (Ford/Cryer) Old Friends (Sondheim)

Performers:

BEN BLACK - vocal
GARY FUKUSHIMA - piano (1, 5, 6, 7, 9)
MARC SEALES - piano (2, 4, 10)
JEFF JOHNSON - bass
JOHN BISHOP - drums
BRENDA KAY NETH - flute (1, 5, 6), penny whistle (9)
MARCO DE CARVALHO - guitar (1,3,)

Production Info:

Recorded September 25 & 26, 2000 & mixed October 13 & 25, 2000
at Ironwood Studios, Seattle, WA
Recording and mix engineer: Reed Ruddy
Mastering: Ross Nyberg, Studio X Mastering, Seattle, WA
Photography: William R. Munroe
Layout & design: John Bishop/OriginArts


Reviews of Remembered Faces / Private Places

Jazz Review (Donna Kimura)
Newcomer Ben Black distinguishes himself from the rest of the pack. First, there is his hauntingly beautiful voice capable of hitting high notes that most male singers never reach. Then, there is his treasure chest of surprises and unconventional material. His second CD, "Remembered Faces/Private Places," takes on a multicultural theme. Black ...

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