Greetings jazz enthusiasts, wow it’s hard to imagine but April is just about gone. As always, we’ve got a diverse mix of New Jazz Releases this week. Clarinetist Ben Goldberg’s – “Go Home” is our featured album of the week. Also in the mix … an eclectic band called Tin Hat which features Goldberg titled “Foreign Legion.” Once viewed as one of the most promising young lions in the 90’s pianist Jacky Terrasson arrives with “Push” his latest project on Concord Jazz. In the mean time, an extremely hot band on the scene called Hot Club of Detroit is here with their Mack Avenue debut “It’s About Time.” Finally, the legendary saxophonist Sonny Simmons keep jis flame burning all night with “Staying on the Watch,” the aforementioned recordings & more released this week.
Ben Goldberg .:|:. Go Home – [BAG Production Records, 2009]
Clarinetist / Composer Ben Goldberg grew up in Denver, Colorado. He received his undergraduate music degree from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a Master of Arts in Composition from Mills College. He was a pupil of the eminent clarinetist Rosario Mazzeo, and studied with Steve Lacy and Joe Lovano.
In addition to composing for and playing in the Ben Goldberg Quintet, he currently performs in the following groups: Tin Hat; plays monk, a trio with Scott Amendola and Devin Hoff; Myra Melford’s Be Bread; Nels Cline’s New Monastery; Go Home with Charlie Hunter, Ron Miles, and Scott Amendola, “a wondrous new vehicle for combining (Goldberg’s) grounded desire with his far-ranging imagination.” (Metro Santa Cruz); and Afterlife Music Radio, an electro-acoustic quartet. The 11- piece Ben Goldberg’s Brainchild performs Ben’s on-the-spot compositions.