New Releases For April 21, 2015

Ben Williams
Coming Of Age

Ben Williams - Coming Of Age

Ben Williams, winner of the 2009 Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Competition, releases his second album building upon his musical experiences over the last several years. Since then, Ben has played and toured with a the likes of Wynton Marsalis, Herbie Hancock, Terence Blanchard, Christian McBride, Nicholas Payton, Paquito D’Rivera, Cyrus Chestnut, Benny Golson, George Duke, Eric Reed, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Roy Hargrove, and Mulgrew Miller. The album features covers of Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and Lianne La Havas’ “Lost & Found,” and includes special guests: Goapele (vocals), Christian Scott (trumpet), Stefon Harris (vibraphonist) and emcee W. Ellington Felton.

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FEATURED TRACK

"Half Steppin’"

TRACK LISTING

  1. 1. Black Villain Music
  2. 2. Strength And Beauty
  3. 3. Half Steppin’
  4. 4. Voice Of Freedom (For Mandela) (Featuring Goapele)
  5. 5. Toy Soldiers
  6. 6. Lost & Found (Featuring Christian Scott)
  7. 7. Forecast
  8. 8. The Color Of My Dreams (Featuring Stefon Harris)
  9. 9. Smells Like Teen Spirit
  10. 10. Toy Soldiers (Reprise) (Featuring W. Ellington Felton)
  11. 11. Coming Of Age

Upcoming Tour Dates

  • May 29
    Tokyo, Japan Ben Williams with Marcus Strickland at Cotton Club
  • May 30
    Tokyo, Japan Ben Williams with Marcus Strickland at Cotton Club
  • May 31
    Tokyo, Japan Ben Williams with Marcus Strickland at Cotton Club
  • Jun 01
    Nagoya, Japan Ben Williams with Marcus Strickland at Blue Note
  • Jun 08
    Los Angeles (LA), CA, US Ben Williams at Blue Whale
  • Jun 09
    Los Angeles (LA), CA, US Ben Williams at Blue Whale
  • Jun 10
    Santa Cruz, CA, US Ben Williams with Marcus Strickland at Kuumbwa Jazz Club
  • Jun 11
    San Francisco, CA, US Ben Williams with Marcus Strickland at Black Cat
  • Jun 12
    San Francisco, CA, US Ben Williams with Marcus Strickland at Black Cat
  • Jun 13
    San Francisco, CA, US Ben Williams with Marcus Strickland at Black Cat
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