Powell, Ben

Ben Powell Music, 2012CD
Instrument: Violin

Issue: 18.3

Jazz Ruler Type: Swing
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Ben Powell plays violin using dynamics and extracting sweet tones from his instrument to present very passionate melodies. He performs in a quartet and in a Stephane Grappelli Tribute Trio with Julian Lage (g) and Gary Burton (vibes) for 3 memorable selections. Bassist Aaron Darrell, Tadataka Unno (p) and Devin Drobka (d) round out the quartet and they really cook on the title track. Ben and guest guitarist Adrien Moignard tear it up on “What Is This Thing Called Love”. Linda Calise softens the programs with soft French lyrics on “La Vie En Rose” rounding out a very good session!


Publicist: Braithwaite & Katz