Bierman, Ben / Some Takes On The Blues
Album: Some Takes On The Blues   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Bierman, Ben   Added:Mar 2019
Label:Self Release  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2019-04-02 Pull Date: 2019-06-04 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: May 26 May 12 Apr 21
Airplays: 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 12, 2021: the Acupuncture Hour (rebroadcast from May 25, 2019)
Carmel Meets Schrader
3. May 10, 2019: Old Fart at play
Bolero Blues
2. May 25, 2019: the Acupuncture Hour
Carmel Meets Schrader
4. Apr 19, 2019: Old Fart At Play
Bolero Blues

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2019-03-18
Reviewed: 2018-03-18
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: talented multi-instrumentalist performs a variety of original tunes
If You Like: Ry Cooder, Louis Armstrong, Jellyroll Morton
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
*1/ Bolero Blues (4:24) – trumpet starts> uptempo jam with Latin Percussion> trumpet solo> electric piano solo> uptempo jam slows to midtempo & fades
**2/ Carmel Meets Schrader (4:05) – guitar starts> midtempo jam with muted trumpet> trumpet solo> guitar solo> midtempo jam> fade
3/ Pretty Blues (3:54) – piano/guitar starts> midtempo jam> trumpet solo> midtempo jam> fade
*4/ Leo’s Rag (2:08) - guitar starts> uptempo ragtime jam> guitar solo> uptempo jam> quick fade
*5/ Valeria Street Blues (3:15) - > midtempo blues jam> trumpet solo> guitar solo> midtempo jam swells in volume> crescendo & fade
6/ Let’s Chill One (5:00) - organ starts> midtempo jam> trumpet solo> midtmpo jam> organ solo> midtempo jam> slow fade
*7/ AC Shuffle (3:26) – guitar starts> uptempo blues jam> trumpet solo> uptempo jam> brief guitar solo> quick fade
*8/ Blues for WC (2:59) – piano starts> midtempo jam> piano solo> fade
9/ Dum Dee Dim (3:47) – full band starts> midtempo jam> piano solo swings into uptempo jam with Latin beat> trumpet solo> midtempo jam> quick stop

Track Listing
1. Bolero Blues   5. Valeria Street Blues
2. Carmel Meets Schrader   6. Let's Chill One
3. Pretty Blues   7. A C Shuffle
4. Leo's Rag   8. Blues For W C
  9. Dum Dee Dim