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Ben Perowsky

One of the most accomplished drummers of his generation, Ben Perowsky’s notable career has placed him among a small vanguard of players able to move between jazz, experimental music and cutting edge pop and rock. Starting at a very young age, Ben has worked with a list of artists that form a who’s who in today’s music world. A few are: jazz legend James Moody, pop songstress Rickie Lee Jones, R&B star Roy Ayers, Miles Davis’ sidemen Bob Berg, Mike Stern and later John Scofield, Gil Evan’s Orchestra, Elysian Fields, Joan as Policewoman, Uri Caine, Steven Bernstein, John Zorn, Michael Brecker, Don Byron, Dave Douglas, Walter Becker, John Lurie’s Lounge Lizards, Ronnie Cuber, Lou Reed, Loudon and Rufus Wainwright among others. Ben has been prolific as a leader all the while, with many releases as producer including Lost Tribe records in ’92, ’93 and ‘98. Ben Perowsky Trio ‘99 from which the title Segment was used for the movie Talegega Nights. Camp Songs in 2003, John Zorn’s Tzadik label. (Jazztimes top 50 cds of 2003) El Destructo: Volume I, 2006, El Destructo Records Moodswing Orchestra, 2009, El Destructo Records/Red Esopus Opus, 2009, Skirl records.

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