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Ben Monder: Hydra

Guitarist-composer Ben Monder’s Hydra, his first album as a leader in eight years, is esoteric but you’d be wrong to file it under “avant-garde”; it’s too technically brilliant and radiantly produced, and its personnel includes postbop and fusion A-listers like John Patitucci. And while it is a demanding recording-Monder is fond of long-form composition, as … Read More “Ben Monder: Hydra”

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