Boone, Benjamin

Origin, 2023CD
Instrument: Saxophone

Issue: 29.4

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 89
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O’s Notes: Saxophonist Benjamin Boone presents another provocative album of spoken word and jazz, Caught In The Rhythm. The messages reflect the reality of the people, no holds barred. Rapper Faylita Hicks adds a change of pace on “We Bring The Soul To It” with Boone’s raging sax paralleling the vibe. That’s just one of many powerful messages from Hicks. Guest artists Ambrose Akinmusire (t) and Greg Osby (a-sax) accentuate the shock on “Caught In The Rhythm” and “Art Pepper” respectively. These are intriguing stories that you want to hear but wish they weren’t true. Be careful Ben, some states are banning reality!


Publicist: Terri Hinte