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Ben Perowsky, Frank Perowsky, Sam Yahel: Bop On Pop

Ben Perowsky, his father, Frank, and Sam Yahel are a trio that leaves you feeling optimistic about the state of jazz. No, they don’t play prophetic or futuristic music. Nor do they sermonize about the past. They do, however, on this album, perform crisp, straightahead jazz with originality, swing and passion.

Drummer Ben, who produced the session, has worked with Roy Ayers, Walter Becker (of Steely Dan), Dave Douglas, David Liebman, the Lounge Lizards, Pat Martino, James Moody and John Scofield, among others. He creates excitement in a classic Buddy Rich and Louie Bellson sort of way, although stylistically he owes as much to more modern drummers. (He studied with Bobby Thomas and Alan Dawson.)

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