Ben Street

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Ben Street
Ben-Street.jpg
Photo Hreinn Gudlaugsson
Background information
Born Maine, U.S.
Genres Avant-garde, free jazz
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Double bass
Labels GM, Tzadik
Associated acts Orange Then Blue, Sephardic Tinge
Kurt Rosenwinkel, Ben Street, and Rodney Green

Ben Street is an American jazz double bassist. Street has performed and recorded with many renowned artists, including John Scofield, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Mark Turner, Ben Monder, Sam Rivers, Billy Hart, Danilo Perez, and Adam Cruz, among others.[1][2]

He studied the acoustic bass with Buster Williams and former Weather Report bassist Miroslav Vitous.[2]

He is the son of saxophonist and saxophone mouthpiece maker Bill Street and is a native of Maine.

Discography[edit]

With Anthony Coleman

With Kurt Rosenwinkel

With Jakob Bro

With Andrew Cyrille, Søren Kjœrgaard

  • Optics (Ilk, 2008)
  • Open Opus (Ilk, 2010)
  • Femklang (Ilk, 2012)

With Billy Hart

With Albert Heath, Ethan Iverson

  • Tootie's Tempo (Sunnyside, 2013)
  • Philadelphia Beat (Sunnyside, 2015)

With Orange Then Blue

  • 1999 Hold the Elevator: Live in Europe & Other Haunts

With Danilo Pérez

  • 2003 ...Till Then
  • 2005 Live at the Jazz Showcase
  • 2010 Providencia

With Sam Rivers

  • 2005 Purple Violets
  • 2005 Violet Violets

With Chiara Civello

  • 2005 Last Quarter Moon
  • 2007 The Space Between

With Lage Lund

  • 2010 Unlikely Stories
  • 2012 Live at Smalls
  • 2013 Foolhardy
  • 2015 Idlewild

With David Sanchez

  • 2004 Coral
  • 2008 Cultural Survival

With Others

References[edit]

  1. ^ Layne, Joslyn. "Ben Street Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 31 July 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Ben Street at All About Jazz". Retrieved 9 April 2010. 
  3. ^ "Ben Street | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 4 December 2016.