Signature

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All Music Guide - Paula Edelstein
With Signature, Roni Ben-Hur releases his fourth and most compelling CD as a leader. The guitarist, composer, arranger, educator, and author won high praise from jazz critics around the world for his three previous recordings, Backyard, Sofia's Butterfly, and Anna's Dance. His jazz guitar eloquence, diverse material, and ingenious guitar solos and contribution to the group dynamic shine forth on nine exceptional songs that range from original compositions to covers of Heitor Villa-Lobos, Harold Arlen, Antonio Carlos Jobim, and Cole Porter. The set opens with "Mama Bee," a brisk, bright original based on the chord changes of "All God's Chillun Got Rhythm." Villa-Lobos' ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Paula Edelstein
With Signature, Roni Ben-Hur releases his fourth and most compelling CD as a leader. The guitarist, composer, arranger, educator, and author won high praise from jazz critics around the world for his three previous recordings, Backyard, Sofia's Butterfly, and Anna's Dance. His jazz guitar eloquence, diverse material, and ingenious guitar solos and contribution to the group dynamic shine forth on nine exceptional songs that range from original compositions to covers of Heitor Villa-Lobos, Harold Arlen, Antonio Carlos Jobim, and Cole Porter. The set opens with "Mama Bee," a brisk, bright original based on the chord changes of "All God's Chillun Got Rhythm." Villa-Lobos' well-known series of Bach-influenced compositions called the "Bachiana Brasileiras" is represented here by an aria from "Bachiana Brasileiras No. 2," which captivates listeners for nearly ten minutes with its colors, intense passion, and melody. Ben-Hur's beautiful and meticulous arrangement is performed with eloquence and illustrates the timelessness and ingenuity of Bach and the great musicality of Villa-Lobos. Listen closely to top picks "Blues in the Night," "Choro No. 1," and the strong, reverent "Eretz" for a more insightful understanding into Ben-Hur's musical depth. However, every song on this recording is exquisite and is communicated with the utmost quality that exemplifies and resonates Roni Ben-Hur's signature sound.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/21/2005
  • Label: Reservoir Records
  • UPC: 747985018124
  • Catalog Number: 181
  • Sales rank: 195,321

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Mama Bee (4:18)
  2. 2 Bachianas Brasileiras No. 2, Aria (9:27)
  3. 3 Blues in the Night (8:22)
  4. 4 Eretz (8:01)
  5. 5 Slowly But Surely (6:32)
  6. 6 Choro No. 1 (6:33)
  7. 7 Time on My Hands (5:54)
  8. 8 Luiza (6:19)
  9. 9 So in Love (6:36)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Roni Ben-Hur Primary Artist, Guitar
John Hicks Piano
Rufus Reid Bass, Double Bass
Steve Kroon Percussion
Leroy Williams Drums
Technical Credits
Heitor Villa-Lobos Composer
John Hicks Composer
Vincent Youmans Composer
Harold Arlen Composer
Jim Anderson Engineer
Mark Feldman Producer, Audio Production
Mack Gordon Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim Composer
Cole Porter Composer
Allan Tucker Mastering
Roni Ben-Hur Composer
Kayla Feldman Executive Producer
B. Robert Johnson Session Photographer
Harold Adamson Composer
Bob Bernotas Liner Notes
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