Triskaidekphobia

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
The title of Ben Thomas' CD, Triskaidekphobia, may make the set seem forbidding but actually the music is quite accessible. "Triskaidekphobia" means fear of the number 13, and has to do with the title piece being in 13/4 time. The music actually alternates between Latin jazz and hard bop and, although the vibes/clarinet front line may make one think of Benny Goodman, the music is more modern, if always swinging in its own way. While vibraphonist Thomas and his rhythm section are excellent, clarinetist Eric Likkel (who doubles on bass clarinet on two numbers) is a major new find. Triskaidekphobia has its share of subtle surprises and the ...
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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
The title of Ben Thomas' CD, Triskaidekphobia, may make the set seem forbidding but actually the music is quite accessible. "Triskaidekphobia" means fear of the number 13, and has to do with the title piece being in 13/4 time. The music actually alternates between Latin jazz and hard bop and, although the vibes/clarinet front line may make one think of Benny Goodman, the music is more modern, if always swinging in its own way. While vibraphonist Thomas and his rhythm section are excellent, clarinetist Eric Likkel (who doubles on bass clarinet on two numbers) is a major new find. Triskaidekphobia has its share of subtle surprises and the modern jazz set is well-worth hearing.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/20/2005
  • Label: Origin Records
  • UPC: 805558244827
  • Catalog Number: 82448

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Things Happen to Bears - The Ben Thomas Group (5:44)
  2. 2 Where Did Those Chickens Come From? - The Ben Thomas Group (5:27)
  3. 3 Daring to Find Meaning in Flight - The Ben Thomas Group (4:14)
  4. 4 Lockesteps - The Ben Thomas Group (7:18)
  5. 5 Triskaidekaphobia - The Ben Thomas Group (5:25)
  6. 6 The Surface of an Emerald - The Ben Thomas Group (3:17)
  7. 7 The Hat of the Bearded Lizard - The Ben Thomas Group (3:08)
  8. 8 Patrolling the Perimeter - The Ben Thomas Group (5:07)
  9. 9 Black - The Ben Thomas Group (4:46)
  10. 10 Welcome Rain - The Ben Thomas Group (6:54)
  11. 11 Waiting - The Ben Thomas Group (5:47)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ben Thomas Primary Artist
John Bishop Drums
Tom Bergersen Conga
Laura Caviani Piano
Clipper Anderson Bass
Eric Likkel Clarinet, Bass Clarinet
Eric Likkel Clarinet
Ben Thomas Timbales, Vibes
Technical Credits
Ben Thomas Composer
Mark Guenther Mastering
Floyd Reitsman Engineer
Eric Likkel Composer
Ben Thomas Audio Production
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