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 20Dec 6Nov 29Nov 22Nov 15Nov 8Nov 1Oct 25

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