Benjamin Herman - Blue Sky Blond (2009)

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Benjamin Herman - Blue Sky Blond (2009)

Post  kimerajamm1 on Tue Sep 14, 2010 4:40 am

Benjamin Herman - Blue Sky Blond (2009)
Jazz, Nu-Jazz, Funk | MP3 VBR ~190 kbps | 49:33 min | 66,5 MB
Label: Dox Records / Roach Records | Year Of Release: 2009


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“ About Benjamin Herman
Benjamin Herman got his first saxophone at the age of twelve. At thirteen he was already playing on the professional club circuit. Within a few years he was appearing with different groups around the world and initiating projects of his own. His fame spread beyond jazz circles in the 1990s when he formed the groundbreaking ensemble New Cool Collective. Having made a name as soloist while still a teenager, Benjamin Herman has appeared on over a hundred records with all kinds of artists, from Candy Dulfer to Misha Mengelberg.

Herman has also built a career in Holland and abroad as a composer. With New Cool Collective as well as with his smaller band’s his gigs are inspired by dance floor jazz, surf and punk music, free jazz and traditional music from all over the world, attracting music fans of all genres as well as straight ahead jazz aficionados. At the same time he has explored in depth the repertoire of composers such a Byard, Monk and Mengelberg.

Today Benjamin Herman is one of the most original and productive jazz musicians in the Netherlands exploring influences beyond the confines of the jazz world. After signing to DOX Records in 2005 Benjamin Herman produced a series of cd’s and vinyl’s. He also won his third Edison for the album ‘Campert’ (featuring Dutch poet Remco Campert), He recorded and toured with Paul Weller, programmed several festivals, toured in Brazil, Argentina, Kenya, Russia, Britain, Canada, England, Ireland and Japan and worked on numerous projects in the Netherlands. In 2006 he received the prestigious VPRO/Boy Edgar Award and was voted 'Best dressed Dutchman of 2008' by Esquire magazine.

In the past year Benjamin has released 4 cd’s a vinyl and a dvd. His 10th solo album Blue Sky Blond (which features Perquisite, Git Hyper, Paul Weller, Jesse van Ruller and many others) was the most downloaded jazz album in the Netherlands 2009.
New Cool Collective is currently working on their new big band cd which will be out April 2010. ”

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