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MOODSWING ORCHESTRA

El Destructo Volume II

moodswing orchestra

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This creation is a collaboration with a large selection of artists Ben has been working with recently. This combination of songsters and improvisors gives a unique blend of n.y.c.’s finest cream of the crop players, under the direction and manipulation of their — normally kicking out the beats — friend at the drums.

Ben Perowsky . drums.bells.sincussion.voice
Glenn Patscha .electric/acoustic piano.voice
Markus Miller . turntables.electronics
Oren Bloedow . bass.voice
Marcus Rojas . tuba.voice
Doug Weiselman . clarinet.bass clarinet.wooden flute
Steven Bernstein . trumpets
Pamelia Kurstin . theremin
Jennifer Charles . voice
Miho Hatori . voice
Elyas Khan . voice
Joan Wasser . voice
Bebel Gilberto . voice

El Destructo Volume I

el destructo vol1

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This recording captures the atmosphere of 2002 winter in Brooklyn, with nods to N.Y.C graffiti lore and noifilm music.

Ben Perowsky . drums.bells.electronics
Markus Miller . turntables.electronics
Glenn Patscha . wurlitzer piano

BEN PEROWSKY QUARTET

el destructo vol1

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The breadth of Perowsky’s experiences and influences combine on Esopus Opus, his new CD on Skirl Records. The drummer/bandleader brings together an all star band for a set of vivid originals, classic rock cover tunes, and gorgeous Brazilian compositions.

Ben Perowsky . drums
Chris Speed . Clarinet.Tenor
Ted Reichman . Accordian.Piano
Drew Gress . Bass

CAMP SONGS

camp songs

Ben’s first release on John Zorn’s “Jewish series” (part of the world renouned Tzadik label). On this CD Ben borrows the extroardinary pianist Uri Caine’s Trio, of which he is also a member, along with bass superhero Drew Gress. Here they explore melodies Ben and Uri remember from childhood and especially summer camp in upstate N.Y.

Also included are special guests from Elysian Fields and Danny Blume AND a couple of originals penned by Ben.

JAZZTIMES TOP 50 CDS OF 2003 READERS POLL

Ben Perowsky . drums
Uri Caine .Piano
Drew Gress . Bass

BOP ON POP

bop on pop


After playing together for the better part of 25 years, the father and son finally document their musical relationship with the CD “Bop On Pop”, featuring Frank Perowsky on tenor sax and clarinet and Sam Yahel on organ, who can be heard lately with Joshua Redman. Produced by Ben Perowsky, this is Ben’s second release as a producer since his 1999 CD “Ben Perowsky Trio”, both for Jazzkey Music Ltd.

Frank Perowsky . tenor saxophone/clarinet
Ben Perowsky . drums
Sam Yahel . organ

BEN PEROWSKY TRIO

Live debut CD from the Knitting Factory

Ben Perowsky Trio CD


As heard in the Hollywood Film: Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

Own the song that got cut off on the juke box!!

Ben Perowsky . drums
Chris Speed . tenor saxophone.clarinet
Scott Colley . bass