Guitarist Roni Ben-Hur and Bassist Harvie S Team with Drummer Tim Horner for Introspection, an Album Showcasing Beguiling Arrangements of Classic Material
Featuring rare guitar trio versions of pieces by jazz icons Thelonious Monk, Billy Strayhorn, Joe Henderson, Tadd Dameron, and Kenny Dorham, plus vintage Brazilian numbers and an unsung Jerome Kern tunes With Introspection, guitarist Roni Ben-Hur and bassist Harvie S present a captivating album of classic material presented in rare versions for guitar trio, with the two veteran jazz musicians joined by drummer Tim Horner.
The album – to be released on CD and download and via streaming services via Jazzheads Records on May 4, 2018 – features great, often underplayed pieces by iconic jazz composers: Thelonious Monk (“Introspection”), Billy Strayhorn (“Blood Count”), Joe Henderson (“Serenity”), Tadd Dameron (“Focus”), Kenny Dorham (“Asiatic Raes”), George Shearing (“Conception”) and Neal Hefti (“Repetition”). With Roni having such a distinctive way in Brazilian music, the guitarist also added to the mix a pair of lilting pieces by Baden Powell (“Deixa”) and Ary Barroso (“Pra Machucar Meu Coração”). Rounding out the selection is an unsung number from the Jerome Kern songbook, “Nobody Else But Me.” Introspection brims with subtly insistent swing and insinuating melodies, the players’ rapport intimate and conversational.