Flocks, Ben / Battle Mountain
Album:Battle Mountain Collection:Jazz
Artist:Flocks, Ben Added:Jun 2014

A-File Activity
Add Date:2014-06-13 Pull Date:2014-08-15 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Aug 17Aug 10Aug 3Jul 20Jul 13Jul 6Jun 22Jun 15

Recent Airplay
1.Oct 26, 2018:Traditions
Don't Think Twice It's Alright
4.Oct 30, 2015:Rebop
Shenandoah, Battle Mountain
2.Jun 29, 2018:Traditions
Tennessee Waltz
5.Aug 29, 2014:Rebop
Return To Battle Mountain, Tennessee Waltz, Gee Baby Ain't I Good To You
3.Oct 19, 2017:No Cover, No Minimum
Return To Battle Mountain
6.Aug 22, 2014:Rebop
Don't Think Twice It's Alright, Shenandoah

Album Review
Reviewed 2014-06-12 
BEN FLOCKS: Battle Mountain
self-released, 2014

MODERN/FOLK JAZZ – Tenor saxophonist Ben Flocks, a Santa Cruz native now based in NYC, adds a solid dose of blues and Americana into a modern jazz setting in his debut release. His quintet also has a dreamlike quality sometimes reminiscent of Bill Frisell. Nice stuff.

Fo’s Picks: 1, 2, 3, 4, 9, 11

1. 5:31 – rides a cool bass/drum groove: swampy guitar sets up bluesy sax
2. 3:40 – haunting folksong: echoes and swirls like a dream under sax melody
3. 7:58 – loping beat: folksy road song, with otherworldly touches at the fringes
4. 5:39 – slow, nostalgic daydream, freeform and calmly drifting…
5. 4:11 – elegant, old-fashioned latin ballad, very pleasant, rather romantic
6. 5:23 – southwestern lope with accordion: upbeat and optimistic, a bit corny
7. 4:52 – standard ballad: slow-dance feel from guitar & sax
8. 3:59 – midtempo stomp ‘n’ stroll: bluesy sax takes it easy
9. 5:01 – slinky blues-ballad with a cool, sassy sound; nice round of solos
10. 3:56 – slow country ballad, nicely played
11. 5:58 – alternative version of #1, more sinister with dirty guitar & keys

[ Fo ] - 12 June 2014

Track Listing
1.Battle Mountain 6.Silver City Bound
2.Shenandoah 7.Polkadots And Moonbeams
3.Don't Think Twice It's Alright 8.Boardwalk Boogaloo
4.Eagle Rock 9.Gee Baby Ain't I Good To You
5.Murmullo 10.Tennessee Waltz
 11.Return To Battle Mountain