Ben Sidran's most fully realized recording, Cool Paradise brings the sound he'd been working on since On the Cool Side five years earlier to full bloom. Utilizing the working band he'd been playing with over that period, Sidran achieves a smooth blend of traditionally structured jazz colored with contemporary textures. Bobby Mallach's sax work is especially appealing, and Sidran's singing, still cool and relaxed, sounds better than ever. The compositions, most by Sidran himself, are compelling, and the sonic clarity of the recording is a pleasure to listen to. With arrangements reminiscent of Al Jarreau in his popular heyday, and a vocal style that crosses Michael Franks with Mose Allison, it's surprising that Sidran hasn't become better known in pop and contemporary jazz circles.
Ben is Great and so is Billy!!!!
This album is a must to download. If you are into the jazz sound Ben is tops and innovative and he is so tight with his band. BILLY PETERSON his bassist is the best I have ever heard. He is with the Steve MIller band as well. He is such a fantastic musician and bassist on electric as well as the stand up. I had the pleasure of watching him live in Minneapolis at the Dakota at his family Christmas show and he really stood out on the bass....what a phenom!!!! Download this...you won't regret!!!
Born: August 14, 1943 in Chicago, IL
Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s
Top Albums and Songs By Ben Sidran
||Al Otro Lado del Río||Motorcycle Diaries (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)||3:14||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Hoop Dreams||Hoop Dreams (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)||4:36||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||CleanBack Nine||Don't Cry For No Hipster||4:30||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Hatikva||Life's a Lesson||2:46||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Seven Steps to Heaven||The Cat and the Hat||4:13||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Cryin' Blues||Nick's Bump||4:36||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||On the Cool Side||On the Cool Side (Heat Wave)||5:51||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Girl Talk||The Cat and the Hat||3:11||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||I Have a Little Dreidle||Celebrate Hanukkah||3:59||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Oseh Shalom||Life's a Lesson||3:50||$0.99||View In iTunes|