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Coming Of Age

Ben Williams

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Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    66:56
"... successfully translating the musical pulse of his era into jazz ..." - The Washington Post Coming Of Age, the second album from acclaimed American bassist Ben Williams, continues to showcase his impeccable talent for acoustic and electric bass as he explores the common elements of jazz, hip-hop, rock and soul. He embarks on a bolder journey this time out with more original songs (nine out of the 11 tunes here are Williams compositions) and a reflection of his new outlook as a seasoned musician. Among the two non-originals is a unique cover of Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit. The album is chock full of special guest musicians including a string quartet and noteworthy names from the world of jazz. "The name of my album is about developing into manhood through the interpretation of my music ... I seek to fulfill my responsibility for being an artist by conveying my thoughts about the many things that are plaguing us today." - Ben Williams
88.2 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Concord Jazz Studio Masters

Produced by Chris Dunn and Ben Williams Recorded April 17th -18th & September 9th 2014 by Chris Allen Assistant Engineer: Lim Wei Mixed by Seth Presant at The Village Studios, Los Angeles, CA Mastered by Paul Blakemore at CMG Mastering Photography: David Todd McCarty Art Direction: Albert J. Roman

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