Face The Music, 2007, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: Pop+Jazz
O’s Notes: Brian plays trombone and wrote the music for Urban Jungle, a mix of nine different songs, all with solid beats. There is a bit of fun “This Place” and the festive Caribbean spirit reigns on “Trinidad”. The reggae beats are prominent on “Jah Spirit” before the New Orleans marching beats of “Gumbo Jumbo”. They wrap it up with the funky R&B of “Hip Hop & Jump”. Bender is paying homage to the traditional music’s of the world and his expression is enjoyable.