Benack, Benny Ill / A Lot of Livin' to Do
Album: A Lot of Livin' to Do   Collection:Jazz
Artist: Benack, Benny Ill   Added:Feb 2020
Label: Bb3 Productions  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2020-03-11 Pull Date: 2020-08-26 Charts: Jazz

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 08, 2021: Traditions (rebroadcast from Nov 5, 2021)
Won't You Be My Neighbor
2. Nov 05, 2021: Traditions
Won't You Be My Neighbor

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2020-02-29
Reviewed: 2020—02-29
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: Trumpeter & vocalist Benack does it all, including arranging, and does it all really well. He brings an infectious spirit to each one of these tunes and his band rises to the occasion. You can count on several stellar solos, as well>
If You Like: Frank Sinatra, Jon Hendricks, Tony Bennett, Clifford Brown, Louis Armstrong
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
**1/ A Lot of Livin’ To Do (4:09) – drums start> uptempo song swings to fast tempo> slow fade
*2/ Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (3;46) – electric piano starts> uptempo song> quick stop
**3/ Social Call (with Veronica Swift) (4:21) – bass starts> midtempo song duet swings uptempo> crescendo end
4/ What The World Needs Now (5:46) – vocal starts> midtempo song> instrumental break swings uptempo> slow fade
*5/ It’s You Like (4:18) – trumpet starts> slow love song> slow fade
6/ New Born Blues (4:47) – trumpet starts> midtempo jam with a New Orleans groove> crescendo end
*7/ Irrepressible (4:28) – piano starts> slow song quickly swings to fast tempo> crescendo end
8/ Where is the Love (with Alita Moses) (3:58) – Rhodes starts midtempo duet song> fade on vocal
*9/ Gravy Waltz (4:48) – bass starts> midtempo song> slow fade
10/ The Shadow Of Your Smile (7:59) – trumpet starts> slow tempo jam> slow fade
11/ Later On (6:02) – electric piano starts> slow tempo song> crescendo end
*12/ Sub-Zero (6:37) – drums start> uptempo jam> crescendo end

Track Listing
1. A Lot of Livin' to Do   7. Irrepressible
2. Won't You Be My Neighbor   8. Where Is the Love
3. Social Call   9. Gravy Waltz
4. What the World Needs Now   10. The Shadow of Your Smile
5. It's You I Like   11. Later On
6. New Born Blues   12. Sub-Zero