The Ben Allison Band
Bassist/composer/band leader Ben Allison has developed his own instantly identifiable sound. Known for his inspired arrangements, inventive grooves and hummable melodies, Ben draws from the jazz tradition and a range of influences from rock and folk to classical and world music, and seamlessly blends them into a cinematic, cohesive whole.
His latest album, Action-Refraction, reached #1 on the US Jazz Radio Charts and was cited as one of the best of the year by NPR, JazzTimes Magazine, Time Out NY and many others. Ben’s previous 6 albums have also topped the radio charts, remaining in the #1 spot for as much as 11 weeks. Artist Official Website
"Hands down, this bassist/composer's newest is the primo jazz release of the year so far and promises to stand tall as one of the year's best. A New York under-ground jazz scene mainstay, bassist Ben Allison has broken away from traditional jazz into crossover hybrids and developed a distinctive voice." - Billboard