Notes by Ben

Notes by Ben

Ben Thomas plays the vibes and bandoneon, and composes music.

Music
Triskaidekaphobia


The mysteries on this disc are many, and all are fun to hear.
Jazz USA

By intermingling jazz with tango, chamber music, funk and music from Cuba and Brazil, vibraphonist/composer Ben Thomas presents music that is both challenging and captivating. The combination of vibes and clarinet used by Goodman/Hampton and Dolphy/Hutcherson continues to offer a wide range of timbres for composition and improvisation, with Thomas and clarentist Eric Likkel taking it an additional direction. “Triskaidekaphobia” is full of movement and vitality that will engage through many listenings.

TRACK LISTING:

  1. Things Happen to Bears 5:44
  2. Where Did Those Chickens Come From? 5:27
  3. Daring to Find Meaning in Flight 4:11
  4. Lockesteps 7:18
  5. Triskaidekaphobia 5:24
  6. The Surface of an Emerald 3:16
  7. The Hat of the Bearded Lizard 3:08
  8. Patrolling the Perimeter 5:07
  9. Black 4:44
  10. Welcome Rain 6:54
  11. Waiting 5:47

PERFORMERS:

BEN THOMAS – vibes/timbales
ERIC LIKKEL – clarinet/bass clarinet
LAURA CAVIANI – piano
CLIPPER ANDERSON – bass
JOHN BISHOP – drums
TOM BERGERSEN – congas

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