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Ari's Funhouse

Ben Markley Big Band with Ari Hoenig

Ari's Funhouse

Price: € 19.95
Format: CD
Label: OA2 Records
UPC: 0805552220025
Catnr: OA2 22200
Release date: 08 July 2022
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OA2 Records
UPC
0805552220025
Catalogue number
OA2 22200
Release date
08 July 2022
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About the album

Whether through his recordings with players like Terell Stafford, Greg Osby or Joel Frahm, or his big band recording honoring the music of Cedar Walton, pianist/composer/arranger Ben Markley always provides a platform where his guests can shine. Long appreciating the idiosyncratic rhythmic mastery of drummer Ari Hoenig, along with the equally personal melodic sense of his compositions, Markley was inspired to take on the daunting task of arranging a set of Hoenig's music for big band. With roots in the traditional big band world, the music dives deeply into other modes of modern expression, which the Denver-based ensemble brought their A-game for. A session that demanded a high level musicianship and abundant sense of creative adventure, the results provide an aural ride that can best be described as Ari’s Funhouse.
Ob bei seinen Aufnahmen mit Musikern wie Terell Stafford, Greg Osby oder Joel Frahm oder bei seiner Big-Band-Aufnahme zu Ehren der Musik von Cedar Walton - Pianist/Komponist/Arrangeur Ben Markley bietet seinen Gästen stets eine Plattform, auf der sie glänzen können. Markley schätzt seit langem die eigenwillige rhythmische Meisterschaft des Schlagzeugers Ari Hoenig und das ebenso persönliche melodische Gespür seiner Kompositionen und wurde dadurch inspiriert, eine Reihe von Hoenigs Musik für Big Band zu arrangieren. Die Musik hat ihre Wurzeln in der traditionellen Big-Band-Welt, taucht aber tief in andere moderne Ausdrucksformen ein, für die das Ensemble aus Denver sein Bestes gab. Das Ergebnis dieser Session, die ein hohes Maß an musikalischem Können und einen ausgeprägten Sinn für kreative Abenteuer erforderte, lässt sich am besten als Ari's Funhouse beschreiben.

Artist(s)

Ari Hoenig (drums)

Ben Markley (keyboard)

Ben Markley is an award-winning composer and arranger that is in high demand across the country. One of his most recent projects, Ari's Funhouse - Ben Markley Big Band with Ari Hoenig, was just awarded one of DownBeat's best albums of 2022 and has received outstanding reviews. Markley has recorded 8 award-winning records as a leader and dozens more as a sideman. The list of artists he has performed with includes Ari Hoenig, Bob Bowman, Joel Frahm, Brian Lynch, Greg Osby, Eddie Henderson, Terell Stafford, George Garzone, and John Fedchock to name a few. 
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Ben Markley is an award-winning composer and arranger that is in high demand across the country. One of his most recent projects, Ari's Funhouse - Ben Markley Big Band with Ari Hoenig, was just awarded one of DownBeat's best albums of 2022 and has received outstanding reviews. Markley has recorded 8 award-winning records as a leader and dozens more as a sideman. The list of artists he has performed with includes Ari Hoenig, Bob Bowman, Joel Frahm, Brian Lynch, Greg Osby, Eddie Henderson, Terell Stafford, George Garzone, and John Fedchock to name a few.
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Composer(s)

Ari Hoenig (drums)

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01.
Birdless
09:49
(Ari Hoenig) Ari Hoenig, Ben Markley, Peter Olstad, Dan Jonas, Greg Gisbert, Adam Bartczak, Alan Hood, Paul McKee, Rob Borger, Jon Gauer, Wil Swindler, Scott Turpen, Peter Sommer, John Gunther, Sam Williams, Steve Kovalcheck, Evan Gregor
02.
Lyric
08:19
(Ari Hoenig) Ben Markley, Ari Hoenig, Peter Olstad, Greg Gisbert, Dan Jonas, Alan Hood, Adam Bartczak, Paul McKee, Rob Borger, Jon Gauer, Wil Swindler, Scott Turpen, Peter Sommer, John Gunther, Sam Williams, Steve Kovalcheck, Evan Gregor
03.
Lines of Oppression
09:46
(Ari Hoenig) Ari Hoenig, Ben Markley, Greg Gisbert, Dan Jonas, John Gunther, Scott Turpen, Wil Swindler, Jon Gauer, Rob Borger, Peter Sommer, Sam Williams, Steve Kovalcheck, Adam Bartczak, Paul McKee, Evan Gregor, Alan Hood, Peter Olstad
04.
Bert’s Playground
09:38
(Ari Hoenig) Ari Hoenig, Ben Markley, Peter Olstad, Paul McKee, Greg Gisbert, Dan Jonas, Alan Hood, Adam Bartczak, Rob Borger, Jon Gauer, Wil Swindler, John Gunther, Scott Turpen, Peter Sommer, Sam Williams, Steve Kovalcheck, Evan Gregor
05.
For Tracy
08:09
(Ari Hoenig) Peter Olstad, Ari Hoenig, Ben Markley, Greg Gisbert, Dan Jonas, Adam Bartczak, Alan Hood, Paul McKee, Rob Borger, Jon Gauer, Sam Williams, Wil Swindler, Scott Turpen, Peter Sommer, John Gunther, Steve Kovalcheck, Evan Gregor
06.
Arrows and Loops
10:21
(Ari Hoenig) Ben Markley, Ari Hoenig, Peter Olstad, Dan Jonas, Greg Gisbert, Alan Hood, Adam Bartczak, Paul McKee, Rob Borger, Jon Gauer, Wil Swindler, Peter Sommer, Scott Turpen, John Gunther, Sam Williams, Steve Kovalcheck, Evan Gregor
07.
Green Spleen
09:20
(Ari Hoenig) Ari Hoenig, Ben Markley, Peter Olstad, Greg Gisbert, Dan Jonas, Alan Hood, Adam Bartczak, Paul McKee, Rob Borger, Jon Gauer, Wil Swindler, Scott Turpen, Peter Sommer, John Gunther, Sam Williams, Steve Kovalcheck, Evan Gregor

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