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Thursday July 21, 2016

from jazztimes.com

JT Video Premiere: Ben Wendel’s “Song Song”
Off “What We Bring,” out on Motéma Music Sept. 9

JazzTimes is proud to premiere the video for “Song Song,” dedicated to the great Ahmad Jamal, and inspired by his historic, hugely influential take on “Poinciana.” “I was on tour with nothing to do one evening and watching countless performances of ‘Poinciana’ on YouTube. There’s something incredibly meditative about the piece that I’ve always loved: the rhythm section’s commitment to playing one beautiful groove throughout the song, not doing anything more, and most importantly, not needing to. I recall waking up the following morning with the bassline for ‘Song Song’ looping in my head,” Wendel explained in the press release.

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