Album · 2011 · 10 Songs. More By Ben van Gelder. See All. Among Verticals. Bruno Calvo, Ben van Gelder, Giuseppe Romanoli & Iago Fernández).
Ben Van Gelder is remarkably pretty. Before you even reach the point of extracting the CD his philosophical eyes appear hell-bent on transforming the listener to goo. And of course, nestled into his groin, is our favourite metaphor in all its un-glossy glory. His fingers are tenderly poised and the shadow along his fashionably stubbly cheekbones invites an infatuated stroke. Here, the ensemble is truly naked and unique. The rest of the album is a beautifully played selection of compositions by the players and a couple of infamous standards by Monk and Coltrane. Frame of Reference is an A-grade title, appropriately summing up an album whose structures are just about visible, like the scaffolding of an unfinished house. It will one day be a beautiful mansion, perhaps one of the ones that stands out on the street, but it?s not quite worthy of the full-torso photograph, yet.
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Tracklist: 1. Guiding Principle (Ben Van Gelder); 2. Musings (Ben Van Gelder); 3. Countdown (John Coltrane); 4. Retreat (Ben Van Gelder); 5. New Tink (Peter Schlamb); 6. Round Midnight (Thelonious Monk); 7. Peter and the Wolf (Ben Van Gelder); 8. Wise Old Man (Aaron Parks); 9. Blues 2011. Ben Van Gelder); 10. Frame of Reference (Ben Van Gelder).
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The Van Gelder Studio is a recording studio located at 445 Sylvan Avenue, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. Following the use of his parents' home at 25 Prospect Avenue, Hackensack, New Jersey, for the original studio, Rudy Van Gelder (1924–2016) established the new location for his recording studio in 1959. It has been used to record many albums released by jazz labels such as Blue Note, Prestige, Impulse!, Verve and CTI.
Ben van Gelder is an authority on the alto saxophone and a composer with a contemporary view. His music is rooted in tradition but is distinguished by a unique blend of lyricism, energy, grace and rhythm. The album ‘Reprise’ was named ‘best jazz album of the year’ by de Volkskrant. Van Gelder has won various awards, such as the Deloitte Jazz Award and the Stan Getz/Clifford Brown fellowship, and more recently a composition assignment from the Jazz Gallery in New York.
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