I got a note from one of my favorite musicians, Ben Goldberg, the other day, reporting that he will soon be recording a new album, called Orphic Machine, and featuring collaborators Carla Kihlstedt, Nels Cline, Greg Cohen, Kenny Wollesen, Ches Smith, Myra Melford, Ron Miles, and Rob Sudduth – quite a lineup. Ben was named the #1 rising star clarinetist in the 2013 Downbeat Critic’s poll. He’ll be touring his album Unfold Ordinary Mind later this month – details here. Back in spring, Ben had a nice guest post on NPR’s A Blog Supreme – I was particularly amazed by the John Carter track.
Here’s a song from Orphic Machine: