Benford, Tigger & Party / Vessel Of Gratitude
Album: Vessel Of Gratitude   Collection:World
Artist:Benford, Tigger & Party   Added:Oct 2015

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2015-10-17 Pull Date: 2015-12-19 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Dec 20 Dec 6 Nov 29 Nov 22 Nov 15 Nov 8 Nov 1 Oct 25
Airplays: 1 1 2 1 2 1 2 4

Recent Airplay
1. Sep 04, 2021: Music Casserole (rebroadcast from Oct 24, 2015)
You Talkin' To Me?, Sifnos Dove
4. Dec 03, 2015: Melange
Sifnos Dove
2. Mar 01, 2018: Melange
5. Nov 28, 2015: Music Casserole
Emil Is In The House, Part 3, Emil Is In The House, Parts 1&2
3. Dec 13, 2015: Breakaway Bluff
Sifnos Dove
6. Nov 25, 2015: 11-25-2015
Sifnos Dove

Album Review
Margy Kahn
Reviewed 2015-10-16
Pleasant acoustic blend with sounds, rhythms, etc. borrowed from other cultures by an Ann Arbor percussionist and musician friends; nicely performed and recorded tapestries of sound; no FCC's all instrumental

1-(8:05) Vessel of Gratitude- circular sounding melody; Indian and jazz touches; quarter tones; constant percussion; nice fiddle

**2-(6:38) Sifnos Dove- starts with lute solo figure; segues into dance rhythm with violin melody; piano and drum underpinning; nice light touch with the percussion- slows down a bit by middle and becomes a little ethereal with xylophone-like percussion; lovely ending

*3-(6:36) Imbroglio –starts with trill and Indian motif; segues into springy danceable drumbeat rhythm; accordion joins the mix; keeps moving along smartly and then tapers off

4-(4:14) You Talkin' to Me? – percussion solo with multiple timbres

*5-(7:25) One Chicken Too Many – starts with bass (lute?) solo, mysterious sounds glimmer under and over the bass vamp; rocking beat

*6-(5:57) Emil is in the House, Parts 1&2-- starts with light percussion; grows heavier; keeps going; adds drone; then mysterious tones; a bit gamelan-ish; nice textures

* 7-(5:42) Emil is in the House, Part 3 – starts with bass figure; light percussion comes in over it; nice treble string work and beat; pitter-patter raised to a high art

**8-(7:40) Waltz for Paulette Sears – starts with solemn bowed chords, segues to keyboard modulations; moody, contemplative, quiet, somewhat meandering waltz

Track Listing
1. Vessel Of Gratitude   5. One Chicken Too Many
2. Sifnos Dove   6. Emil Is In The House, Parts 1&2
3. Imbroglio   7. Emil Is In The House, Part 3
4. You Talkin' To Me?   8. Waltz For Paulette Sears