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SLAM
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CURTAIN OF LIGHT
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THE 233 JAZZ BAR
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WITHOUT YOU
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JOY

about

Shortly after my arrival in Ghana as a U.S. Fulbright Scholar in the fall of 2017, I found my way to Accra's +233 Jazz Bar for the Ghana Jazz Collective’s weekly jam session. I was immediately blown away—what cohesion, musicality, virtuosity, and communication! We played together many times after that night, and I grew tremendously as a musician and human being, because in Ghana, music is participatory, egoless, and woven into the very fabric of existence. People live with joy and make music with joy. I hope you can hear that on this album. - Ben

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releases March 20, 2020

Music Composed and arranged by BENJAMIN BOONE, except (2) by HERBIE HANCOCK, arr. Boone/Dey; (4) by JONOVAN COOPER, arr. Boone; and (7) by GERRY NIEWOOD, arr. Boone/Dey

BENJAMIN BOONE ALTO & SOPRANO SAXOPHONE
BERNARD AYISA TENOR SAXOPHONE
VICTOR DEY, JR. KEYBOARDS
FRANK KISSI DRUMS
BRIGHT OSEI BASS
SANDRA HUSON VOCALS (Maiden Voyage, Slam, Without You)

PRODUCED BY: JAMES MILEY & BENJAMIN BOONE
SPECIAL CONSULTANT: DONALD BROWN

RECORDED BY HUBERT KOFI ANTI/uBeatz at UVSL Studios, Accra, Ghana on JUNE 20 and JULY 11, 2018
MIXED & MASTERED BY MIKE MARCIANO, SYSTEMS TWO, BROOKLYN, NY
COVER ART BY WIZ KUDOWOR, Ghana
BAND PHOTOGRAPH BY YOOFI TV/FOTOGRAPHY
COVER DESIGN & LAYOUT BY JOHN BISHOP

Wiz Kudowor’s cover art “Unending Journeys III” and “Seek III,” represented by Tasneem Gallery, Barcelona, Spain (tasneemgallery.com)

BENJAMIN BOONE plays a Mark VI alto sax (Frank Wells mouthpiece/Fibracell Premiere reeds); and a Yanagisawa SC-991 curved soprano (Bari 64 mouthpiece/Légère Signature Series reeds); with a Jazzlab harness.

BERNARD AYISA endorses P. Maureat Saxophones

For more information, visit: www.benjaminboone.net

Press: Terri Hinte +1.510.234-8781; hudba@sbcglobal.net

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Benjamin Boone Fresno, California

Benjamin Boone is an American jazz saxophonist, composer, professor, and U.S. Fulbright Scholar to the Republic of Moldova (2006) and Ghana (2017-18). His Origin Records album THE POETRY OF JAZZ was #3 "Best Album of 2018" in the 83rd Annual Downbeat Readers Poll and featured on NPR's All Things Considered, The Paris Review and many others. Websites: BenjaminBoone.net & OriginArts.com ... more

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