Temple of Beautiful

Temple of Beautiful

by Miri Ben-Ari
     
 

Israeli jazz violinist Miri Ben-Ari's second CD as a leader is a powerful live date recorded at the Blue Note in New York City. Accompanied by a powerful rhythm section consisting of pianist David Kikoski, bassist Matthew Parrish, and drummer Steve Hass, Ben-Ari is an original on the instrument, displaying the fire of See more details below

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Israeli jazz violinist Miri Ben-Ari's second CD as a leader is a powerful live date recorded at the Blue Note in New York City. Accompanied by a powerful rhythm section consisting of pianist David Kikoski, bassist Matthew Parrish, and drummer Steve Hass, Ben-Ari is an original on the instrument, displaying the fire of Stuff Smith, the aggressive bop technique of Jean-Luc Ponty in his early years, and the ability to swing like Stephane Grappelli. "Caravan" may have been recorded countless times by others, but the youthful Ben-Ari takes this exotic standard in a new direction. Guest guitarist Ron Afiff is added for a turbocharged romp through Sonny Rollins' "Pent Up House" (a favorite of Grappelli), while her passionate interpretation of Herbie Hancock's modal masterpiece "Maiden Voyage" will also turn heads. Her buoyant treatment of "I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart" showcases Kikoski with a series of brief breaks by Hass. Her enticing originals include the funky "The Temple of Beautiful," the Latin-flavored blues "Mother Shipton," and the soulful "Give Me Some." Highly recommended.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/04/2003
Label:
Halfnote Records
UPC:
0801074491325
catalogNumber:
744913

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Miri Ben-Ari   Primary Artist,Violin
Dave Kikoski   Piano
Ron Affif   Guitar
Matthew Parrish   Bass
Steve Hass   Drums
Matt Parish   Double Bass

Technical Credits

Herbie Hancock   Composer
Sonny Rollins   Composer
Irving Mills   Composer
Bobby Hebb   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Wynton Marsalis   Author
Steven Remote   Engineer
Juan Tizol   Composer
Henry Nemo   Composer
Miri Ben-Ari   Composer
Fred Jung   Author
Jack Kreisberg   Producer
Steven Bensusan   Executive Producer
Rina Davidovich   Cover Art
John Abbott   Portrait Photography
John Redmond   Composer

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