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David Benoit “Heroes” album reviewed at SmoothViews August 2, 2008

Posted by Mike C. in Jazz, Personal.

In the August issue of “SmoothViews,” one month after interviewing David Benoit, Bonnie Schendell reviews his latest album, “Heroes.”  As I said in my July 1 post about the interview, I reviewed the album back on May 29, two days after it was released.

Here’s the first paragraph of Bonnie’s review:

When it comes to long careers in this business, David Benoit is at the top of the heap.  For over 30 years, this pianist has put out so much music, it’s almost impossible to listen to a radio station and not hear something of his every hour.  His music has run the gamut from smooth jazz, fusion, and pop to orchestral, Charlie Brown, and now a tribute to the music and artists that most influenced David throughout his life.  The end result is Heroes, an eleven track CD, with one original track,that offers up innovative, almost totally acoustic, approaches to songs that we all have known and loved for years.  David brings this all to life with his regular touring band:  Jamey Tate (drums), David Hughes (bass), Brad Dutz (percussion), and special guest, Andy Suzuki (sax).



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