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Drums! Bass! Guitar!

by Ben Hans Trio

Jazz, Bebop, Originals and Standards
Genre: Jazz: Bebop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Dear Old Stockholm
4:43 $0.99
2. Madaline's Tune
4:12 $0.99
3. Apache Pass
4:00 $0.99
4. Light Sleeper
4:13 $0.99
5. Judicious Blues
6:53 $0.99
6. Falling In Love With Love
4:43 $0.99
7. Naima
4:43 $0.99
8. Tides
4:12 $0.99
9. Ben's Hands
1:59 $0.99
10. It's Easy To Remember
7:10 $0.99
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Album Notes
Ben Hans Trio "Drums! Bass! Guitar!" is Ben's first release as a leader. A collection of new originals sprinkled with a few jazz standards, the album highlights the skills of each player evenly, with Ben on Drums, Mark Solveson on Bass, and Jeff Schroedl on Guitar.

Ben Hans is a musician and music instructor in the greater Milwaukee area. As well as keeping a busy performance schedule throughout the Upper Midwest, Ben teaches music classes and percussion studies at Milwaukee Area Technical College, and also instructs more than sixty private music students. In addition to leading his own jazz trio, Ben performs or has performed with the following: Chuck Hedges Swingtet, Jack Grassel, Barry Harris, James Dallas, Jeff Schroedl, Jazz Force Five, Berkeley Fudge, Kirk Tatnall, Swing Nouveau, the Surf Boys, Swingset Police, Michael Arnold, Steve Peplin, and many others, as well as musical theatre performances. An active member of the Percussive Arts Society, Ben is also an author for the Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation and a member of the Vic Firth Education Team. Ben is proud to endorse the greatest sounding cymbals on the planet, Istanbul Agop Handmade Turkish cymbals.

For you aspiring guitar players, check out the new Hal Leonard Jazz Guitar Method book and CD, by Jeff Schroedl, and play along with us!



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Jeff Potter, Modern Drummer Magazine

The debut from the drummer-led BEN HANS Trio, Drums! Bass! Guitar!, shows taste, technique, and a flair for the classic. Hans swings with assured economy, buoying the equally talented Jeff Schroedl (guitar) and Mark Solveson (bass)."

Terry O'Mahoney, Percussive Notes, October, 2004

Drummer Ben Hans leads his traditionally-oriented jazz trio, which includes Jeff Schroedl on guitar and Mark Solveson on bass, through ten original and jazz standards on Drums Bass Guitar. Hans comes from a straight-ahead jazz background and has a nice swing feel, good jazz cymbol sound and plays will-constructed solos. He covers the jazz spectrum with such tunes as the swinging "Dear Old Stockholm," Latin/swing "Light Sleeper" and "Apache Pass." "Tides" and "Falling In Love With Love" are elegant waltzes that showcase Hans' brush playing. Hans solos on most of the tunes, including his original compositions "Judicious Blues" and "Madeline's Tune." John Coltrane's classic "Naima" is given a straight-eighth-note interpretation, and "Ben's Hands" shows off Hans' mallet work on drumset. The only distracting aspect of the recording is an incessant tambourine track on "Madeline's Tune" that really put a damper on a good tune."

Patrick Fineran, the Racine Journal Times, February 19, 2004

"What can I say about the Ben Hans Trio? For starters, I can say that I love them. They're not the jazz-lite you hear so much on conglomerate radio these days. Drummer Hans, bassist Mark Solveson and guitarist Jeff Schroedl have put out a wonderful CD with 'Drums! Bass! Guitar!' The 10-track CD, which features a mix on originals and covers, deserves the exclamation marks. Each of the trio are gifted players knowing how to expand on an idea without getting too note-y. This is a CD that features great ensemble playing along with tasteful well-executed solos."

Brian Barney, Shepherd Express, April 29, 2004

"For years now, those in search of solid percussion have tuned to Milwaukee's Ben Hans. His musical career includes stints with Jack Grassel, Chuck Hedges, Swing Nouveau and many others. The release of his first solo CD, Drums! Bass! Guitar! has Hans teaming up with Mark Solveson on bass and guitarist Jeff Schroedl as the Ben Hans Trio. The disc is a solid mix of jazz standards and original compositions."

Marcus Nilsson

A really good album that keeps growing on me. It started with "Dear old Stockholm" and "Judicious blues" that made me buy it. The rest of the tunes are good as well, especially "Tides" wich also have a kind of Scandinavian folksy feel to it. Great dynamics between the players and it swings hard!