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Dave Bennett: Blood Moon (Mack Avenue)

Clarinetist Dave Bennett’s Mack Avenue debut, 2013’s Don’t Be That Way, showcased an artist capably tackling and updating music associated with Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Woody Herman and Pete Fountain. In essence, it positioned him as a next-gen swing king with a penchant for taking playful strolls. This follow-up, while retaining that image and ideal … Read More “Dave Bennett: Blood Moon (Mack Avenue)”

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Dave Bennett: Dave Bennett Celebrates 100 Years of Benny

The fact that Dave Bennett never met his idol, Benny Goodman, is sad, but totally plausible; Dave was all of two when Benny checked out in 1986. Since then, with only minimal professional help, Bennett taught himself how to play clarinet, adding other reeds and guitar along the way. Whatever influences Bennett absorbed can be … Read More “Dave Bennett: Dave Bennett Celebrates 100 Years of Benny”

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