Benedict, Michael & Bopitude / Five And One
Album: Five And One   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Benedict, Michael & Bopitude   Added:May 2012
Label:Planet Arts  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2012-05-26 Pull Date: 2012-07-29 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Jul 29 Jul 22 Jul 15 Jul 1 Jun 17 Jun 10 Jun 3
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 1 2 3

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 29, 2023: Music Casserole
Work Song
4. Apr 29, 2016: Rebop
Work Song
2. Mar 26, 2022: Music Casserole
Work Song
5. Jul 24, 2012: Rebop
Infra-Rae
3. Dec 29, 2021: No Cover, No Minimum (rebroadcast from Jun 8, 2012)
Compulsion
6. Jul 17, 2012: Rebop
Infra-Rae, Train Samba

Album Review
Fo
Reviewed 2012-05-25
MICHAEL BENEDICT & BOPITUDE: Five and One
Planet Arts, 2012

HARD BOP – Drummer Benedict and his strong sextet march straight back to the 1950s with a swinging set of classic tunes, most of which don’t get covered very often (or ever). Tenor and baritone sax pull the band towards the low end, but Gary Smulyan has such a supple voice on his horn that it never feels heavy. Solidly mainstream, well played.

Gary Smulyan : baritone sax
Chris Pasin : trumpet, flugelhorn
Brian Patneaude : tenor sax
Bruce Barth : piano
Mike Lawrence : bass
Michael Benedict : drums

Fo’s Picks: 1, 2, 3, 6, 9

1. 5:49 – upbeat bebop: keeps up a steady swing; driving piano & sax solos
2. 7:46 – cool-toned stroll: solos for all, bari sax & trumpet especially fine
3. 5:40 – brisk pace: the twisty melody fits this band very nicely indeed
4. 7:02 – a more modern tune (‘90s), with a light, relaxed & soulful groove
5. 3:53 – snappy swing, short solos get right to the point
6. 6:19 – popular classic: played as marching swing with a spiritual touch
7. 4:02 – relaxed romantic ballad, muted trumpet & piano solo
8. 7:19 – breezy jazz samba with a bit of bluesy feeling, nice horn breaks
9. 6:46 – straight-up hardbop: tight arrangement & flying baritone sax
10. 6:20 – lovely ballad: duet intro for bari sax & piano, then warm and cozy

[ Fo ] - May 2012

Track Listing
1. The Eternal Triangle   6. Work Song
2. Three And One   7. Enigma
3. Compulsion   8. Train Samba
4. As Quiet As It's Kept   9. Infra-Rae
5. An Oscar For Oscar   10. Last Rites For The Promised Land