JP’s Music reviews The Jeff Benedict Big Band: The Weather is Here, Wish You Were Beautiful

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Jeff Benedict

JP’s MUSIC

by James Pasinski

Finally we have arrived as the sophomore release from The Jeff Benedict Big Big Band titled “The Weather Is Here, Wish You Were Beautiful.” Their new ten track release features a mix of originals and covers, beginning with the swinging tempo of “Moonscape.” The band add some more funk to the Miles Davis classic “Nardis,” while quickening up the pace of the timeless musical tale of “The Fotomat Song (Someday My Prince Will Come).” The band lock into a west coast sounding jazz groove on the nine-plus minute groove of “Armadillo Research,” before jamming to nearly ten minutes with Irving Berlin’s “Cheek To Cheek” as the basis. The Jeff Benedict Big Big Band wrap their new album with another funky rhythm and flow to “Tom And Jerry,” along with the jazz/rock fusion of the album closer “Hikky Burr,” by the iconic Quincy Jones. To find out more about The Jeff Benedict Big Big Band and their latest release “The Weather Is Here, Wish You Were Beautiful,” please visit facebook.com/marooncreekmusic.

Kari Gaffney

Kari Gaffney

Since 1988 Kari-On Productions has helped artists get an even footing in the industry through jazz promotion in the genres of Jazz, World & Latin Jazz through Jazz Radio and Publicity. Why do we do both, because they compliment each other, and we care about fiscal longevity for the artist.

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