Ben Perowsky’s Moodswing Orchestra with TK Wonder
Ben is a first-call drummer for jazz artists John Zorn, John Scofield, Dave Douglas, John Medeski and Uri Caine, a contributor/founding member to rock acts Elysian Fields, and Joan as Policewoman, a session/touring veteran drummer for Roy Ayers, Rickie Lee Jones, James Moody, Walter Becker (Steely Dan), John Cale (Velvet Underground) and Hercules & Love Affair as well as a producer of nine of his own critically acclaimed recordings.
He unleashed Moodswing Orchestra, the self-titled debut in 2009.
This collage of sounds reflecting his diverse career features guest appearances by Joan Wasser, Miho Hatori, Bebel Gilberto, Elysian Fields, Steven Bernstein & More.
The latest ever evolving cast within the orchestra includes a crew of who’s who in the greater nyc pool of players today: Danny Blume, TK Wonder, Glenn Patscha, Marcus Rojas, DJ Olive, Aya, Michael Blake, Adam Rogers, Jonathan Maron, Jennifer Charles, Joan Wasser, Josh Roseman, Miho Hatori, Tim Lefebre, Elyas Khan, Trevor Dunn, Steven Bernstein, Doug Weiselman, Falu, Dean Bowman and Fima Ephron.
“The resultant sonic bath of swirling moody ambience and sensuous vocalismo sounds superbly seductive…A total sonic environment that can serve as the
soundtrack to any movie you care to create for it.” -Fort Worth Weekly
“ A Thrilling bandleader with a flair for transforming rock repertory” – Jazztimes
“A force that can’t be denied” – Under the Radar
“A seductive sonic alloy…Soothing jams with striking originality and exceptional musicianship” – Alarm Magazine
“Angular trip-hop improvisations lay the framework for hesitating and haunted female vocals.” – Village Voice
“ESSENTIAL…sounds more like Massive Attack than anything resembling
jazz…Moodswing manages to mesmerize and thrill at the same time” – Boston Globe
“TK Wonder sits somewhere between M.I.A. and Flying Lotus,… Rhymewise, TK’s ability to spit at aggressive tempos is rivalled by few of her contemporaries, and she’s got that killer combination of looks and skills that the game is sorely missing.” – Washington Post
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