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Ben Wolfe

Bassist-composer, Ben Wolfe, has recently released his new CD, “No Strangers Here” on MAXJAZZ. As Wynton Marsalis said, “Ben Wolfe swings with authority.” And as can be heard from Ben’s original compositions on this, his fifth and newest CD, Ben also innovates and “scores” with authority. Downbeat Magazine says, “ He hews to the esthetic of group interplay and the rhythm’s of bebop, and displays a well-honed sense of sonic narrative.”

In January 2008, The New York Sun reviewed Ben’s new composition, “From Here I See,” created for the Harlem in the Himalayas series at the Rubin Museum, as a piece “Bernstein would doubtlessly have approved of.” Like many of Ben’s compositions, this 25-minute Suite fell into line with the jazz concept of a double quartet “ a format that combines the standard jazz quartet with the standard string quartet.

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Albums

The Whisperer
The Whisperer
Posi-Tone Records
2015
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Live at Small's
Live at Small's

2011
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Live At Smalls
Live At Smalls

2010
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No Strangers Here
No Strangers Here
MAXJAZZ
2008
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My Kinda Beautiful
My Kinda Beautiful
Planet Arts
2006
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My Kinda Beautiful
My Kinda Beautiful
Planet Arts
2005
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