Ben-Shir, Shimon

Ben-Shir Music, 2007CD
Instrument: Guitar

Issue: 13.4

Jazz Ruler Type: Fusion
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 3
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Bassist, composer and producer Ben-Shir gives us eight new compositions for his sophomore effort. The music has a friendly neobop swagger that is inoffensive but not too simple. We liked “Do It” with Duncan Martin (alto sax) and Diane Wernick (soprano sax) combining for a bouncy melody. Shimon gives his colleagues lots of solo opportunities but he steps up frequently as on his dashing bass line on “Gliding” and his solo on “Orange Sky”.


Publicist: Kari-On Productions