BENNY GREEN Naturally (2000) (TELARC RECORDS) (9 TRACKS) 320 Kbps MP3 ALBUM

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BENNY GREEN Naturally (2000) (TELARC RECORDS) (9 TRACKS) 320 Kbps MP3 ALBUM

Naturally (2000) (TELARC RECORDS) (9 TRACKS)
Benny Green

Album Description:

NATURALLY is a 2000 album by American hard bop jazz pianist, Benny Green.  

A master of swing and melody, Benny Green marks his move to Telarc with invention, dazzling technique and heartfelt lyricism. With the release of NATURALLY, Green is poised to assume his rightful place in the pantheon of jazz greats. Employing instrumentation like that of Oscar Petersons classic trios, he explores imaginative, new territory with stellar sidemen to challenge and inspire him. Benny Green is a persuasive player. He can be forceful as on the title track. But when he pursues a more lyrical path, a la Peterson on the obscure "Learnin the Blues," he becomes untouchable. An all-star trio featuring bassist Christian McBride and guitarist Russell Malone brings the highest levels of musicianship to this well-integrated and hard-hitting session. The group interplay on tracks such as Carl Perkins mellow version of "Grooveyard" reveals patient phrasing and a rich sense of harmony. All nine compositions on NATURALLY illustrate Benny Greens vision: from original compositions inspired by the personalities of his bandmates (the easygoing "Russelln" and the funky "Captain Hook") and the legends of jazz (the driving, Stanley Turrentine-inspired "Pittsburgh Brethren" and the soulful "Beg Your Parlan") to solo outings that explore more familiar terrain (fascinatingly striding version of Duke Ellingtons "Love You Madly" and a snappy take on Wayne Shorters "Lester Left Town").

A student at Berkeley High School in the early 1980''s, Benny paid his dues with the bands of Art Blakey, Betty Carter and Freddie Hubbard from 1983 to 1990. In 1992, he joined Ray Browns trio, and his reputation spread as he became a vital member of that group. In 1993, Oscar Peterson bestowed upon Green the Protege Prize, and he later teamed up with Peterson on Telarcs OSCAR AND BENNY in 1998. Now based in New York, Green travels widely as the leader of his own trio.

NATURALLY is jazz at its most adventurous, a powerful combination of virtuosity, risk-taking and boundless energy. The album provides more than ample evidence of Green''s continuous growth as a jazz pianist, that should help validate him as one of the top players of his generation.

Personnel: Benny Green (piano); Russell Malone (guitar); Christian McBride (bass).

Recorded using the Direct Stream Digital (DSD) recording system at Clinton Studio B, New York, New York on January 16 & 17, 2000.

Track Listing:

1. Love You Madly - 5:05   
2. Naturally - 6:39   
3. Pittsburgh Brethen - 5:43   
4. Captain Hook - 7:21   
5. Grooveyard - 6:07   
6. Learnin'' The Blues - 4:10   
7. Russelln'' - 5:48   
8. Beg Your Parlan - 6:47   
9. Lester Left Town - 4:53

Technical Credits:

Carl Perkins - -- -- -- -- -- -- - Composer
Elaine Martone - -- -- -- -- -- -- - Producer
Jack Renner - -- -- -- -- -- -- - Engineer
Robert Woods - -- -- -- -- -- -- - Executive Producer
Anilda Carrasquillo - -- -- -- -- -- -- - Art Direction, Cover Design
BENNY GREEN Naturally (2000) (TELARC RECORDS) (9 TRACKS) 320 Kbps MP3 ALBUM Naturally (2000) (TELARC RECORDS) (9 TRACKS)Benny Green Album Description: NATURALLY is a 2000 album by American hard bop jazz pianist, Benny Green. A master of swing a
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