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Nick Bewsey reviews Ben Wolfe “The Whisperer” for Icon Magazine…

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icondv.com Ben Wolfe ★★★★ The Whisperer Posi-tone Bassist Ben Wolfe keeps a low profile on The Whisperer and his subtle presence clues you in to the album’s title. It’s as if he’s inviting you to listen to how good his band sounds. A refined musician, Wolfe stealthily defers to the vibrant soprano and tenor saxophonist Stacy Dillard to voice his compositions while rounding out ...Read More

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April 7th, 2015 at 7:24 am

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David Orthmann reviews Ben Wolfe “The Whisperer” for AAJ…

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        aaj.com While swimming in the rather large body of sounds that comprise the jazz mainstream, Ben Wolfe‘s The Whisperer evinces no obvious stylistic points of reference or influence, possesses unusual depth, and adds up to something larger and more significant than a composite of impressive individual performances. Wolfe’s compositions—eleven out of the ...Read More

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March 14th, 2015 at 2:50 am

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Ben Wolfe “The Whisperer” gets reviewed by Dusted Writer Derek Taylor

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  dustedmagazine.com Working with big personalities is a recurring theme in bassist Ben Wolfe’s career arc. Half a decade spent in the employ of Harry Connick Jr. as the pianist’s musical director led to an extended tenure with Wynton Marsalis and ongoing membership in the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. Wolfe parlayed those high profile assignments into a professional relationship with G ...Read More

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February 27th, 2015 at 9:39 am

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More coverage for “The Whisperer” by Ben Wolfe

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  notreble.com Jazz Bassist/Composer Ben Wolfe Leads Quintet on “The Whisperer” by News Team | Saturday, February 21st, 2015 Double bassist Ben Wolfe has worked alongside some of the jazz world’s biggest names, including Wynton Marsalis and Diana Krall. And as he’s done so, he has also forged his own impressive path as a player, composer and bandleader. His latest reco ...Read More

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February 26th, 2015 at 7:38 pm

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Bop ‘n Jazz on Ben Wolfe “The Whisperer”…

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Ben Wolfe The Whisperer Posi-Tone 2015 criticaljazz.com Bassist Ben Wolfe is a master technician with an all star band and the end result, The Whisperer! There are certain things one can count on in life and they are death, taxes and Posi-Tone Records releasing some of the finest straight ahead improvisational music. The Whisperer is Wolfe’s first  Posi-Tone release and a showcase for ...Read More

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February 22nd, 2015 at 6:46 am

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Bruce Lindsay reviews Ben Wolfe “The Whisperer”…

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        allaboutjazz.com Ben Wolfe is the man responsible for double bass duties for some of the most popular names in jazz. As well as his six previous albums as leader, in a recording career that extends back to the ’80s Wolfe can also be heard on a fist-full of recordings by Harry Connick Jr, Diana Krall and Wynton Marsalis among others. What keeps him gainfully e ...Read More

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February 21st, 2015 at 6:43 am

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All About Jazz covers Ben Wolfe “The Whisperer”…

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        allaboutjazz.com You can always gauge a bassist-led recording by the players he attracts on the bandstand or in the studio. Proof of this premise isBen Wolfe‘s latest, The Whisperer. Just like Charles Mingus had his Jaki Byard, Booker Ervin, and Dannie Richmond, andDave Holland his Craig Taborn, Kevin Eubanks, and Eric Harland, Wolfe is also a magnet for ...Read More

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February 20th, 2015 at 6:40 am

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SomethingElse Reviews Ben Wolfe “The Whisperer”….

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        SomethingElse.com Ben Wolfe is a bassist who some of the biggest stars in jazz call upon. Star vocalists Harry Connick, Jr., Dianne Reeves and Diana Krall have worked extensively with him, and he’s also performed and recorded with Wynton & Branford Marsalis, Joe Henderson, Billy Higgins and Doc Cheatham. Since 1997 Wolfe has made a number of records of his own, ...Read More

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February 19th, 2015 at 6:38 am

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Richard Kamins reviews Ben Wolfe “The Whisperer”…

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steptempest.com  For his 2013 MaxJazz CD, “From Here I See“, bassist and composer Ben Wolfeworked with a core quartet ofOrrin Evans (piano), Donald Edwards (drums) and JD Allen (saxophone) plus guest artists and a string quartet. Messrs. Evans and Edwards return on his new release, “The Whisperer” (Posi-Tone Records) while Stacy Dillard(soprano and tenor ...Read More

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February 18th, 2015 at 6:32 am

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Ben Wolfe is WBGO’s Radar….

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BEN WOLFE: “THE WHISPERER” Ben Wolfe’s “The Whisperer” strongly shows the group aesthetic means much more to the bassist than singular satisfaction. “I write most of my music first on piano, with the thought of who is playing, letting them be free to do what they do,” Wolfe says. The Posi-Tone CD reunites him with longtime collaborators Orrin Evans on piano ...Read More

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February 17th, 2015 at 6:31 am

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