Slow Play: CD
  • Slow Play: CD
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For Ben Markley's fourth recording, the fleet pianist/composer teams with New York tenor saxophone great Joel Frahm for a dynamic set of modern jazz originals. Though written specifically with the band of Frahm, drummer Jim White, and bassist Marty Kenny in mind, Markley continually finds inspiration from significant influences in his musical life, most notably Cedar Walton, Chick Corea and Bill Evans. With engaging and elevating support from Kenney and White, Markley and Frahm pop on the boogaloo 'Mon Back,' strike a Jazz Messengers-esque pose on the grooving 'The Return of Catboy,' and strut on the half-time funk of the title tune.

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Slow Play
  • Slow Play
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For Ben Markley's fourth recording, the fleet pianist/composer teams with New York tenor saxophone great Joel Frahm for a dynamic set of modern jazz originals. Though written specifically with the band of Frahm, drummer Jim White, and bassist Marty Kenny in mind, Markley continually finds inspiration from significant influences in his musical life, most notably Cedar Walton, Chick Corea and Bill Evans. With engaging and elevating support from Kenney and White, Markley and Frahm pop on the boogaloo 'Mon Back,' strike a Jazz Messengers-esque pose on the grooving 'The Return of Catboy,' and strut on the half-time funk of the title tune.

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Clockwise: The Music of Cedar Walton: CD
  • Clockwise: The Music of Cedar Walton: CD
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Pianist Ben Markley, along with special guest trumpeter Terell Stafford, celebrates one of the more influential and beloved figures in jazz through this unique project, showcasing many of the late pianist and composer Cedar Walton's most revered tunes through new arrangements for big band. Performing iconic compositions such as 'Hindsight,' 'Bolivia,' and 'Holy Land,' Markley brings together fellow faculty members from the University of Wyoming and top-flight Denver-area musicians to produce an honest and swinging recording that honors Cedar Walton while presenting his music in a bright new light. 'Ben has found a way to embrace the music of Cedar Walton and transform it into stellar big band arrangements that express his voice, sound and musical genius. ' - TERELL STAFFORD'. . . to hear a big band's interpretation of Cedar's music has to be the most beautiful thing I have ever heard in my life!. . . I know Cedar is beaming at the results!!' - MARTHA WALTON

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Clockwise: The Music of Cedar Walton (mp3s)
  • Clockwise: The Music of Cedar Walton (mp3s)
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Pianist Ben Markley, along with special guest trumpeter Terell Stafford, celebrates one of the more influential and beloved figures in jazz through this unique project, showcasing many of the late pianist and composer Cedar Walton's most revered tunes through new arrangements for big band. Performing iconic compositions such as 'Hindsight,' 'Bolivia,' and 'Holy Land,' Markley brings together fellow faculty members from the University of Wyoming and top-flight Denver-area musicians to produce an honest and swinging recording that honors Cedar Walton while presenting his music in a bright new light. 'Ben has found a way to embrace the music of Cedar Walton and transform it into stellar big band arrangements that express his voice, sound and musical genius. ' - TERELL STAFFORD'. . . to hear a big band's interpretation of Cedar's music has to be the most beautiful thing I have ever heard in my life!. . . I know Cedar is beaming at the results!!' - MARTHA WALTON

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The Return: CD
  • The Return: CD
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Featuring compositions by Ben Markley and Clint Ashlock.

Ben Markley - Piano Clint Ashlock - Trumpet/Flugelhorn Josh Quinlan - Tenor/Alto Saxophones Matt Smiley - Bass Ed Breazeale - Drums

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