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The Intricacies of Alice by Benjamin Boone

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Album Title: Joy
Label: Origin Records
Released: 2020

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About the Album

"Joy" documents the inspired collaborations saxophonist/composer Benjamin Boone experienced while living in Ghana for a year as a U.S. Fulbright Scholar. He performed frequently with Accra-based tenor saxophonist Bernard Ayisa, pianist Victor Dey, Jr., bassist Bright Osei, drummer Frank Kissi and vocalist Sandra Huson, with this set recorded in Boone's final week in country. Bathed in joy, exuberance and dance, the band tackles four Boone originals, Herbie Hancock's "Maiden Voyage," "Curtain of Light" by Ethiopia-based saxophonist Jonovan Cooper, and the title track by the late saxophonist, Gerry Niewood. Following Boone's two previous recordings - critically acclaimed collaborations with U.S. Poet Laureate Philip Levine - "Joy" offers a 'complete body experience,' exploding with movement and fire.

Track Listing

The Intricacies of Alice; Maiden Voyage; Slam; Curtain of Light; The 233 Jazz Bar; Without You; Joy.

Personnel

Benjamin Boone
saxophone
Bernard Ayisa
saxophone, tenor
Victor Dey Jr
keyboards
Sandra Huson
voice / vocals

Reviews

  • Joy by Chris M. Slawecki
  • Joy by Dan Bilawsky

Date featured

June 1, 2020

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