Ben Sidran

Ben Sidran - Picture Him Happy (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Ben Sidran - Picture Him Happy (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 45:26 minutes | 520 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The jazz hipster is a kind of quirky subgenre that has been around since the late 40s or so, appearing about the time of the beboppers. They combine beat poetry with clever, often tongue-in-cheek lyrics accompanied by bop-oriented jazz. There have been a couple generations of them, going back to Eddie Jefferson and Jon Hendricks, along with Bob Dorough, Mose Allison and Dave Frishberg. It’s a genre that has few, if any new significant performers coming up. But Ben Sidran carries on, through an interesting and varied career. Ben Sidran’s new release (about his 34th), is called "Picture Him Happy"…

Ben Sidran - Picture Him Happy (2017)  Music

Posted by delpotro at May 7, 2017
Ben Sidran - Picture Him Happy (2017)

Ben Sidran - Picture Him Happy (2017)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 00:45:26 | 266 Mb
Jazz | Label: Bonsaï Music, Nardis Music

"With the title track, Ben Sidran delivers one of the most insightful songs in a career full of them; in it, he rearranges the paradigm to suggest how we might buck up against situations that seem hopeless. His timing couldn't be better. His stylistic mentor, the late Mose Allison, would be proud." - Neil Tesser, Grammy winning author and Host of the syndicated program 'Jazz With Neil Tesser'. PICTURE HIM HAPPY is a response to the saying that our music is made by and for people who have chosen to feel good in spite of conditions: you often can’t affect what happens but you can determine how you respond to it. It’s a record that’s right on time.
Ben Sidran - Dylan Different Live In Paris At The New Morning (2010)

Ben Sidran - Dylan Different Live In Paris At The New Morning (2010)
Jazz, Vocal Jazz | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 61 min | 141 MB
Label: Bonsai Music | Rel: 2010

Pianist-vocalist Ben Sidran is one of those rare characters celebrated as much for their intelligent pronouncements on jazz as their ability to play it, and his 1971 book Black Talk remains one of the great dissertations to deal with both the music and its wider socio-cultural context. In fact, there has always been something wily and urbane in Sidran’s lyric writing and delivery, regardless of whether the subject is lovers, critics, or lovers who criticise. That the smart 67-year-old Chicagoan should tackle the songbook of Bob Dylan, another famously sharp pen in contemporary pop culture, thus makes a certain amount of sense and right from the downbeat Sidran appears to revel in the words as well as melodies of songs that he grew up with and on.

Ben Sidran - Don't Let Go (1974) {Blue Thumb Japan}  Music

Posted by tiburon at June 11, 2016
Ben Sidran - Don't Let Go (1974) {Blue Thumb Japan}

Ben Sidran - Don't Let Go (1974) {Blue Thumb Japan}
EAC 1.1 | FLAC Image level 6 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 500dpi | 265MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 99MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Fusion, Soul

Issued by Blue Thumb in 1974, Don't Let Go was Ben Sidran's third for the label, and his fourth overall. After his 1971 debut on Capitol, Feel Your Groove – a rootsy, bluesy, and jazzy rock record, populated by everyone from Peter Frampton to Jesse Ed Davis – Sidran began to indulge his jazz muse, and by 1974 the transformation was complete; he fit right in with Blue Thumb's funky, wide-reaching jazz, funk, fusion, and whatever-else-comes-down-the-pipe-that's-interesting philosophy.

Ben Sidran - I Lead A Life (1972) Japanese Reissue 2007  Music

Posted by Designol at May 11, 2016
Ben Sidran - I Lead A Life (1972) Japanese Reissue 2007

Ben Sidran - I Lead A Life (1972) Japanese Reissue 2007
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 339 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 143 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Soul-Jazz | Label: Geffen/Universal | # UICY-6937 | Time: 00:43:57

Ben Sidran first came to public attention as a sideman on one of the early Steve Miller Band albums in the late Sixties. His keyboard stylings and flare suggested a background in jazz/rock fusion. His debut album, "Feel Your Groove" (also available on a Japanese Import CD) included a wealth of celebrated English and American talent including drummer Charlie Watts, but still did not deliver fully what Ben Sidran seemed to promise. This, his second album, was recorded after he resettled in Madison, Wisconsin (a.k.a. "Mad-City," then the Berkeley of the Midwest)and it showcased Ben Sidran's writing and performing in great form. It is quintessential Sidran, with stylings reminiscent but not imitative of his idol Mose Allison, and tunes that have held up extraordinarily well over the past three decades. This was Ben Sidran's true break-through LP, although best known to a relatively small group of FM alternative radio fanatics.

Ben Sidran - Blue Camus (2014) {Nardis}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Feb. 6, 2016
Ben Sidran - Blue Camus (2014) {Nardis}

Ben Sidran - Blue Camus (2014) {Nardis}
EAC 1.1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 325MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz

BLUE CAMUS is the follow up to DONT CRY FOR NO HIPSTER. If the latter spoke to the hipster’s inner monologue, this project reflects the external input source that the hipster has been taking in. The references in BLUE CAMUS go back almost one hundred years to Garcia Lorca’s poetry (referenced in “The King of Harlem”), Orwell’s fantastic fiction (found in “A is for Alligator”) and a bit more recently to Albert Camus’ philosophy of existentialism.

Talking Jazz With Ben Sidran: Volume 2: Solo Voices  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Bayron at Feb. 1, 2015
Talking Jazz With Ben Sidran: Volume 2: Solo Voices

Talking Jazz With Ben Sidran: Volume 2: Solo Voices by Ben Sidran
English | 2014 | eISBN: 1450753671, ASIN: B00P873NAY | 594 pages | PDF | 2,3 MB

Ben Sidran - Blue Camus (2014)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Nov. 21, 2014
Ben Sidran - Blue Camus (2014)

Ben Sidran - Blue Camus (2014)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 45:06 min | 103 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Bonsaï Music

The Times called Ben Sidran the first existentialist jazz rapper. BLUE CAMUS, the follow up to DONT CRY FOR NO HIPSTER, moves Ben Sidran further in that direction where jazz meets poetry, philosophy and politics, combining ready grooves with big ideas and a sense of humor. Many of the songs are direct tributes to philosopher / writers of the 20th century: 'The King of Harlem' is for Federico Garcia Lorca; 'Blue Camus' is for Albert Camus famous Stranger , and 'A Is For Alligator' is a tribute for George Orwell s 'Animal Farm'.

Ben Sidran Hammond Quartet - Cien Noches (2008)  Music

Posted by Faddey at Dec. 15, 2010
Ben Sidran Hammond Quartet - Cien Noches (2008)

Ben Sidran Hammond Quartet - Cien Noches (2008)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+cue, scans) | 450.7 MB | 1 CD | Total Time: 1:04:51 min
Hammond Jazz / Blues / Post Bop | Label: Bonsai Music | Release date: November 17, 2008

This is Ben Sidran's first Hammond B3 organ project. It's an instrument he has played for forty years, and occasionally (as on his recent radio-friendly CD Nick's Bump) featured on recordings. But CIEN NOCHES - the title refers to the fact that over a period of ten years he performed one hundred nights at Madrid's famed Cafe Central - is the first time he has paid direct tribute to the instrument and the club scene it spawned.
The album includes the original songs "Get It Yourself", an acerbic commentary on the rock and roll industry, and "Cave Dancing", an extended parable of jazz and the roots of religion. In addition, it features two Bob Dylan classics, "Gotta Serve Somebody" and "Subterranean Homesick Blues" along with saxophonist Bob Rockwell's "Drinkin' and Thinkin", an obvious party favorite.

Leo Sidran - Mucho Leo (2015)  Music

Posted by Oksana_m at Sept. 28, 2016
Leo Sidran - Mucho Leo (2015)

Leo Sidran - Mucho Leo (2015)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log > 215 Mb | Mp3 CBR 320Kpbs > 85 Mb
Easy Listening, Lounge, Vocal Pop Jazz | TT - 00:36:05
Label: Unlimited Media LTD | Cat. # BON150602 | USA
Scans (Jpg) > 68 Mb | NitroFlare, FileFactory

Funky, funny, genre bending fugue state musical hallucination by a multi-instrumentalist songwriter producer…