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Playlist of Ben Wendel Quartet

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  • Ben Wendel Quartet - Still Play

    17:20

    Still Play live at the Blue Whale in Los Angeles, CA on January 23rd, 2015

    Ben Wendel - Saxophone
    Taylor Eigsti - Piano
    Harish Raghavan - Bass
    Eric Harland - Drums

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  • Ben Wendel Quartet - Unforeseeable I Live at Ronnie Scotts 2017

    9:29

    Ben Wendel group wowed us with their performance. Here's 'Unforeseeable' from a memorable set. Enjoy

    Band:Ben Wendel(Tenor sax), Shai Maestro(Piano), Harish Raghavan(Bass), Nate Wood(Drums)

    Filmed and created By Christian Doho
    Produced by Ronnie Scott's Production

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  • Standards With Friends #16 // Evidence With Mark Guiliana & Ben Wendel

    3:38

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  • Ben Wendel Frame Live at the Blue Whale, LA

    5:54

    Saxophone : Ben Wendel
    Piano: Tigran Hamasyan
    Fender Rhodes: Adam Benjamin
    Guitar: Larry Koonse
    Drums: Nate Wood
    Bass: Dave Robaire

    Recorded on February 3rd and 4th, 2012 at The Blue Whale
    Audio and Video by Alex Chaloff

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  • Ben Wendel Seasons Band // July

    6:15

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    Ben Wendel - Saxophone
    Gilad Hekselman - Guitar
    Aaron Parks - Piano
    Matt Brewer - Bass
    Eric Harland - Drums

    Produced by Bucket’s Moving Company


    Director/DP/Editor/Audio: Alex Chaloff
    Camera Operator: Ricky Chavez

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  • Ben Wendel Group - Song Song

    6:23

    Ben Wendel performs Song Song from his album 'What We Bring' with Gerald Clayton, Joe Sanders, and Henry Cole.

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  • The Seasons: May with Shai Maestro & Ben Wendel

    5:57

    THE SEASONS: MAY

    12 duets composed by Ben Wendel dedicated to 12 musicians released throughout the 12 months of 2015.

    More info on this project and the artists involved can be found here:

    Shai Maestro - Piano


    Ben Wendel - Saxophone
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    Filmed at Smalls Jazz Club


    Charts of this music can be found here:


    Video and Audio by Alex Chaloff

  • Ben Wendel Seasons Band // February

    7:11

    New album 'The Seasons' out now Buy/Stream:

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    Ben Wendel - Saxophone
    Gilad Hekselman - Guitar
    Aaron Parks - Piano
    Matt Brewer - Bass
    Eric Harland - Drums

    Produced by Bucket’s Moving Company


    Director/DP/Editor/Audio: Alex Chaloff
    Camera Operator: Ricky Chavez

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  • Tigran Hamasyan Shadow Theater - COMPLETE SHOW

    1:33:33

    Tigran Hamasyan, piano
    Areni Agbabian, voix
    Ben Wendel, saxophone
    Chris Tordini, basse
    Nate Wood, batterie
    Vidéaste: Ruben van Leer

    Orchestre à cordes: Karen Jeauffreau, Jules Dussap, Charlotte Vergnes, Theo Ceccaldi, Noé Natorp, Manon Gillardot, Octovio Angarita & Myrtille Hetzel

    Production, booking & management: GiantSteps,
    Concert enregistré à la Grande Halle de la Villette, Paris le 5 septembre 2013

    Réalisation: Samuel Thiebaut et Ruben Van Leer
    Montage vidéo: Ruben Van Leer
    Mixage son: Patrick Jauneaud
    Mastering son: Francois Fanelli

    TITRES INTERPRETES
    Road Song
    Seafarer
    The Poet
    Drip
    Hov Arek
    The Court Jester
    Lament
    Alternative Universe
    Holy

    VIDEOPROJECTION
    Vidéaste: Ruben van Leer
    Assistant vidéo Lucas van Woerkum
    Programmation créative Dmytry Lavrov
    Animation Mike Winkelmann
    Vidéo 'Road Song' Karén Mirzoyan
    Technique TeamENG & OpenStudio
    Label art: TRUTH.io, Ruben Van Leer

    EQUIPE TECHNIQUE CAPTATION
    Image:
    Simon Bonnet
    Yvan Schreck
    Thomas Rabillon
    Jérémie Clément
    Cédric Alliot
    Ingénieur son Nicolas Poitrenaud
    Technicien son Olivier Chambin
    Direction technique Jérome MIchel
    Technicien vidéo Célidja Pornon
    Stagiaire vidéo Thomas Weber
    Directeur photo Raphaël Pannier
    Scripte Edith Manzano Lê
    Webcast Armel Chargé
    Moyens techniques Boulevard de la Prod, Herisson.Tv, Actistream

    FESTIVAL JAZZ A LA VILLETTE
    Frank Piquard
    Vincent Anglade
    Laure Pauthe
    assistés de Clélia Prot
    REMERCIEMENTS
    à la Cité de la musique, à Laurent Bayle, directeur général et à ses équipes
    à Jacques Martial, Président de la Grande Halle et à ses équipes.
    Equipe de la Grande Halle de La Villette
    Régisseur général Rémi Varoutsikos
    Chef service son Benoit Weber
    Régisseur adjoint son Mathieu Martin
    Chef service lumiere Laurent Grognet
    Régisseur lumière Raphaël De Rosa
    Régisseur son façade Florent Fourmy
    Régisseur son retour François-Xavier Robert
    Patch plateau Antoine Faure
    Vidéo Jérôme Boukni
    Backline Gautier Robert
    Régisseur lumières Stéphane Meunier
    Electricien Jean Pierre Carlier
    Régisseur Plateau Benoit Abaziou
    Electriciens Nicolas Jannel, Florian Lecomte
    Régisseur scene Bruno Madala
    Régisseur plateau Benoit Abaziou

    ARTE LIVE WEB -- ARTE FRANCE
    Emelie de Jong
    Pascal Aron
    Guillaume Kordonian
    José Correia
    Laurent Daniel
    Leslie Gilli
    Stéphanie Poncelet
    Emilie Bessard
    Clémence Fléchard

    OLEO FILMS
    Frank Cassenti
    Giuseppe De Vecchi
    Louise Fayollet
    Mélanie Golin Batelier
    © OLEO FILMS 2013

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  • The Seasons: November with Aaron Parks & Ben Wendel

    4:27

    THE SEASONS: NOVEMBER

    12 duets composed by Ben Wendel dedicated to 12 musicians released throughout the 12 months of 2015.

    More info on this project and the artists involved can be found here:

    Aaron Parks - Piano


    Ben Wendel - Saxophone
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    Filmed at The Jazz Gallery


    Charts of this music can be found here:


    Video and Audio by Alex Chaloff

  • Ben Wendel Group - Fall

    6:35

    Ben Wendel performs Fall from his album 'What We Bring' with Gerald Clayton, Joe Sanders, and Henry Cole.

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  • Ben Wendel Seasons Band // October

    5:57

    UPCOMING TOUR►

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    'The Seasons' is now available on Motema Music:


    Ben Wendel - Saxophone
    Gilad Hekselman - Guitar
    Aaron Parks - Piano
    Matt Brewer - Bass
    Eric Harland - Drums

    Produced by Bucket’s Moving Company


    Director/DP/Editor/Audio: Alex Chaloff
    Camera Operator: Ricky Chavez

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  • Standards With Friends #26 // Along Came Betty With Nir Felder & Ben Wendel

    7:31

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    Along Came Betty
    Written by Benny Golson

  • The Seasons: October with Gilad Hekselman & Ben Wendel

    7:10

    THE SEASONS: OCTOBER

    12 duets composed by Ben Wendel dedicated to 12 musicians released throughout the 12 months of 2015.

    More info on this project and the artists involved can be found here:

    Gilad Hekselman - Guitar


    Ben Wendel - Saxophone
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    Filmed at Jazz Haus Höfer

    Charts of this music can be found here:


    Video and Audio by Alex Chaloff


    Special Thanks to Steve Brickman for additional camera work.

  • Standards With Friends #1 // Cherokee With Walter Smith III & Ben Wendel

    4:55

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  • #MyWorstGig - Ben Wendel

    1:46

    Ben Wendel shares a story about the worst gig he ever had to play!

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  • Romain Pilon Trio + Ben Wendel & Walter Smith III: Tumbleweeds

    5:20

    From the album The Magic Eye by Romain Pilon (released on jazz&people)
    With Ben Wendel & Walter Smith III (tenor sax), Romain Pilon (g), Yoni Zelnik (b) and Fred Pasqua (dms)
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  • The Seasons: April with Eric Harland & Ben Wendel

    5:51

    THE SEASONS: APRIL

    12 duets composed by Ben Wendel dedicated to 12 musicians released throughout the 12 months of 2015.

    More info on this project and the artists involved can be found here:

    Eric Harland - Drums


    Ben Wendel - Saxophone
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    Filmed at the GSI Studios


    Charts of this music can be found here:


    Video and Audio by Alex Chaloff

  • Ben Wendel Group w/Gerald Clayton, Joe Sanders, Henry Cole. Jonathan by Fiona Apple.

    11:46

    Jonathan by Fiona Apple. Arrangement by Ben Wendel.

    Live at the Duc Des Lombards.
    October 11th, 2013

    Ben Wendel - Saxophone
    Gerald Clayton - Piano
    Joe Sanders - Bass
    Henry Cole - Drums




  • Standards With Friends #14 // Lazy Bird With Lage Lund & Ben Wendel

    6:09

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  • The Seasons: April with Eric Harland & Ben Wendel - Transcription

    5:49

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    The Seasons: April with Eric Harland & Ben Wendel
    Complete transcription of the Tenor Sax

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  • BEN WENDEL - ON THE 10MFAN NEWEST TENOR SAX MOUTHPIECE THE CLASSIC

    1:16

    Ben Wendel demonstrating the BRAND NEW 10mfan The Classic 8* hard rubber tenor saxophone mouthpiece.
    HUGE AND VIBRANT sound Ben gets here. These mouthpieces are made of the finest german bar stock hard rubber and hand finished by the great Eric Falcon.

    Ben is using a 48,xxx SBA with a Rigotti 3s reed.

    ORIGINAL DESIGNS----THATS WHERE ITS AT!

    Check out the many audios of my other mouthpieces at my website. I will be adding The Classic audios in the next 2 weeks once the website gets finished being renovated.

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  • Saxophonist Ben Wendel on Kneebody and Daedelus

    8:47

    In this interview done backstage at the Newport Jazz Festival, saxophonist Ben Wendel talks about the origins of Kneebody, and about the group’s collaboration with Daedelus. He also discusses his role as sideman with other groups, including the Gerald Clayton Quintet. And he shares his feelings about performing at the Newport Jazz Festival for the first time. Wendel was performing at the festival with Clayton and with Kneebody, who will return to the 2016 Newport Jazz Festival.

    Interview by Irene Lee. Video production by Paul Park. Editing by Lee Mergner & Melissa Mergner. Thanks to Carolyn McClair, Melanie Nanez, Danny Melnick and the staff of the Newport Jazz Festival.

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  • Standards With Friends #19 // But Beautiful With Gretchen Parlato & Ben Wendel

    4:50

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    But Beautiful
    Music written by Jimmy Van Heusen, the lyrics by Johnny Burke

  • Standards With Friends #12 // Voyage With Will Vinson & Ben Wendel

    5:07

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  • BIMHUIS Radio Live Concert: Ben Wendel Season Band

    1:49:11

    Ben Wendel Season Band

    This concert was live on October 28th, 2018.


    American saxophonist Ben Wendel, known from the band Kneebody, recently appeared with Seasons, a remarkable video series on YouTube: 12 duets, composed for and dedicated to 12 musicians he admires, released over 12 months.

    Ben Wendel is a versatile musician, who effortlessly switches between tenor sax and bassoon and from jazz to classical music, funk or West Coast hip-hop. He was born in Vancouver, raised in Los Angeles and is currently living in Brooklyn, New York. Alongside jazz musicians such as Antonio Sánchez and Tigran Hamasyan he has collaborated with, among others, Prince, Snoop Dogg and producer/beat maker Daedelus.

    Ben Wendel: tenor saxophone,
    Gilad Hekselman: guitar,
    Sullivan Fortner (replaces Kevin Hays): piano,
    Joe Martin: bas,
    Kendrick Scott: drums


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  • Drums Solo @ Blue Whale - Henry Cole with Ben Wendel Quartet feat. Gerald Clayton & Joe Sanders

    4:44

    Recorded at Blue Whale , L.A
    Ben Wendel Quartet
    Gerald Clayton
    Joe Sanders
    Henry Cole

  • Standards With Friends #23 // Solar With Dan Weiss & Ben Wendel

    5:28

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    Solar
    Music attributed to Miles Davis

  • Standards With Friends #7 // Sophisticated Lady With Bob Reynolds & Ben Wendel

    6:31

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  • Standards With Friends #27 // Good Bait With Nate Wood & Ben Wendel

    6:40

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    Good Bait
    Written by Tadd Dameron and Count Basie

  • July from The Seasons Transcription - Ben Wendel

    2:01

  • Ben Wendel - Stars Fell On Alabama

    3:35

    One of my favorite standards ever. I love the version with Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong. Not sure how many more of these I'll do...running out of shirts!

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  • The Seasons: June with Luciana Souza & Ben Wendel

    4:34

    THE SEASONS: JUNE

    12 duets composed by Ben Wendel dedicated to 12 musicians released throughout the 12 months of 2015.

    More info on this project and the artists involved can be found here:

    Luciana Souza - Voice


    Ben Wendel - Saxophone
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    Filmed at The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage


    Charts of this music can be found here:


    Video and Audio by Alex Chaloff

  • Ben Wendel Group - Doubt

    6:01

    Ben Wendel performs Doubt (by Wye Oak) from his album 'What We Bring' with Gerald Clayton, Joe Sanders, Henry Cole, and Nate Wood.

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  • Ben Wendel Masterclass Series // Volume One // All Musicians

    1:52

    DESCRIPTION:
    This course is for any and all musicians, not just saxophonists! With nearly three hours of videos, it covers every aspect of how I work on music — from organizing my practice to rhythm games, building language and breaking away from standard harmony, finding your own sound and more. There is also an interactive Q&A section where I will regularly answer questions and add concepts that come up.

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  • Evidence - Ben Wendel & Mark Guiliana

    3:38

    Hi everyone,

    Here is a transcription I did of Ben Wendel's playing on his version of Evidence with Mark Guiliana.

    Hope you enjoy;
    Etienne

  • October -Ben Wendel & Gilad Hekselman, Drums by Raghav Mehrotra

    7:12

    October - Ben Wendel & Gilad Hekselman, Drums by Raghav Mehrotra

  • Ben Wendel, Easy To Say Solo Transcription + Analysis

    1:50

    From 'Sojourn' (2008)
    Transcription by Stefano Carbonelli


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  • Standards With Friends #13 // All Blues With Linda May Han Oh & Ben Wendel

    6:23

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  • July Ben Wendel | Kinder Jazz, Lab on the web di Luca Bulgarelli | Saint Louis College of Music

    5:56


    July di Ben Wendel | Kinder Jazz Lab on the Web diretto da Luca Bulgarelli ????
    Con in ordine di apparizione... Emanuele Bono piano, Luca Bulgarelli contrabbasso, Diego Stinziani batteria, Alessandro Recanati chitarra, Daniel D. Luck Ventura sax tenore
    ???? video, mix & mastering Luca Bulgarelli
    #playingisnotagame #saintlouiscollegeofmusic #noisuoniamoacasa

  • Ben Wendel Upwelling Live at the Blue Whale, LA

    10:07

    Saxophone : Ben Wendel
    Piano: Tigran Hamasyan
    Fender Rhodes: Adam Benjamin
    Guitar: Larry Koonse
    Drums: Nate Wood
    Bass: Dave Robaire

    Recorded on February 3rd and 4th, 2012 at The Blue Whale
    Audio and Video by Alex Chaloff

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  • October - Ben Wendel Acoustic

    5:37

    An acoustic cover of October a duet written by Ben Wendel for himself and Gilad Hekselman. The song was featured on Ben Wendel's album The Seasons.

    Ben and Gilad are both huge influences of mine and I have been listening to this song on repeat for months. I can't say enough about either of their playing.

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  • Anthony Wilson Nonet plays Ben Wendels Simple Song

    13:35

    Anthony Wilson Nonet, Live at Blue Whale, Los Angeles, September 8, 2012.

    Anthony Wilson, guitar; Josh Nelson, piano; Hamilton Price, bass; Mark Ferber, drums; Alan Ferber, trombone; Gilbert Castellanos, trumpet; Matt Zebley, alto saxophone; Matt Otto, tenor saxophone; Adam Schroeder, baritone saxophone.

    Song composed by and © Ben Wendel.
    Arrangement by Anthony Wilson.
    Video and audio by Alex Chaloff, Bucket's Moving Co.

    ©2016 Goat Hill Recordings, All rights reserved

  • Standards With Friends #18 // United With Jerome Sabbagh & Ben Wendel

    4:01

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    United written by Wayne Shorter

  • Ben Wendel Seasons Band // June

    5:42

    On Tour ►

    Ben Wendel - Saxophone
    Gilad Hekselman - Guitar
    Aaron Parks - Piano
    Matt Brewer - Bass
    Eric Harland - Drums

    'The Seasons' is available on Motema Music:


    Produced by Bucket’s Moving Company


    Director/DP/Editor/Audio: Alex Chaloff
    Camera Operator: Ricky Chavez

    #TheSeasonsAlbum

  • Standards With Friends #22 // What Is This Thing Called Love? With Jaleel Shaw & Ben Wendel

    7:53

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    What Is This Thing Called Love?
    Music & Lyrics by Cole Porter

  • Ben Wendel - Monks Mood

    3:49

    In a Monk kind of Mood...been thinking a lot about the genius of Thelonious Monk on his 100th centennial. When explaining why his music is so immortal, I think it's best to quote the master himself: You've got to dig it to dig it, you dig?

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  • Standards With Friends #2 // Deluge With Justin Brown & Ben Wendel

    5:56

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  • ‘September’ - Gilad Hekselman Solo with Ben Wendel’s Seasons Band

    4:20

    Live from ZigZag, Berlin
    October 2018
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    Ben Wendel - sax, composition
    Gilad Hekselman - guitar
    Sullivan Fortner- piano
    Joe Martin - bass
    Kendrick Scott- drums

  • Song Song

    7:23

    Andrew Lin - Senior Recital - CCM Cohen Theater - 10.19.17

    A transcription of Ben Wendel's composition, Song Song, off his 2016 album release: What We Bring.

    andrew lin - saxophone
    andrew haug - piano
    justin dawson - bass
    charlie schefft - drums

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