Wendel, Ben/Dan Tepfer / Small Constructions
Album:Small Constructions Collection:Jazz
Artist:Wendel, Ben/Dan Tepfer Added:Aug 2013
Label:Sunnyside Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2013-08-25 Pull Date:2013-10-27 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Oct 27Oct 20Oct 13Oct 6Sep 29Sep 22Sep 15Sep 8

Recent Airplay
1.Mar 15, 2014:Music Casserole
4.Oct 24, 2013:Rebop
2.Nov 15, 2013:Fight or Flight
5.Oct 17, 2013:Rebop
Pannonica, Still Play
3.Nov 07, 2013:Rebop
Still Play
6.Oct 16, 2013:In Your Ear | Worldwide Broadcast
Jean And Renata, Pannonica, Still Play

Album Review
Reviewed 2013-08-22 
Interesting mix of multi-instrumental duets. Sax, bassoon, melodica, piano, and bass. Mostly originals, two by Monk, even a salute to Handel. Both artists were classically trained and it shows in their complex compositions and sure performances. Mostly downtempo, but with a warm and sophisticated fluidity.

*1. Sweet and bright bounce w/a fluid, compelling melody.
*2. Respectful yet updated and warm take on a Monk classic. Mid.
3. Slow and dreamy with a lazy, nicely unhurried feel.
*4. Upbeat w/extra good tripping piano work.
5. Slow and rich, almost like chamber music but definitely jazz.
*6. Down at first, picks up. Complex playing and great interplays.
7. Mournful sax, slow piano, a lowkey but harmonious piece.
8. Down/midtempo with trilling sax and strong piano.
9. Relaxed and warm w/solid work from both.
10. Slow and gentle with an air of sad reflection.
*11. Handel gets a downtempo jazz makeover. Soft & gentle.
12. Downtempo, sleepy yet with a lovely softness.

Track Listing
1.Still Play 7.Gratitude
2.Pannonica 8.Ask Me Now
3.Jean And Renata 9.Rygabag
4.Line Up 10.Darn That Dream
5.Line 11.Variation 1 In D Minor
6.Nines 12.Oblique Strategy