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FTG by Ben Markley

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Album Title: Basic Economy
Label: OA2 Records
Released: 2018

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Fiona's Comments

Swift and agile with boxer-like dynamics.

About the Album

As the follow-up to his critically-acclaimed Big Band recording, "Clockwise: The Music of Cedar Walton," pianist Ben Markley presents this spirited and thoroughly modern quartet session of original compositions, featuring alto saxophone great Greg Osby. Inspired by their developing musical relationship over the last four years, Markley composed a set of music with Osby in mind, followed by a tour and this recording. With the crisp and fully engaged support of bassist Evan Gregor and drummer Dru Heller, the effect of Markley and Osby's fluid rapport creates an inspired argument for further exploration. "'Basic Economy' is a vivid presentation of the sound of today, with a healthy nod to the institutions of chance and imagination." - Greg Osby

Track Listing

1 FTG 6:50 2 Our Walk 7:06 3 Basic Economy 6:45 4 Mind Fire 7:28 5 Road to Ace 9:28 6 Ice-Line 7:37 7 Half Dozen 3:58 8 Autumn Air 8:47

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Additional Personnel

Ben Markley - Piano Greg Osby - Alto Saxophone Evan Gregor - Bass Dru Heller - Drums

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Date featured

September 12, 2018

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