GoJazz, 2002, DVD
Jazz Ruler Type: Ballads, Blues
O’s Notes: This 1986 concert was performed and broadcast over TV in St. Paul, MN and we’re happy to see it today released as a high fidelity digital DVD. Ben starts out on piano and vocals with his intro and is quickly joined by his Minneapolis partners Gordy Knudtson (d) and Billy Peterson (b). Steve Miller (g, v) joins for a rekindling of the days of The Steve Miller Band with “Space Cowboy”. Phil Woods adds sax and accents the overall blues theme. Ricky Peterson (synthesizers, v) makes it sizzle and together they perform an entertaining set. The finale, “Last Dance” brings the house down with each of the guest artists and Sidran taking solos. This is the next best thing to being there!