Ben Sidran performing around this period (photo by Tom Copi)

This is the first of two recordings I have for Ben Sidran, and in this earlier one the band is a more traditional and acoustic group. Ken James plays the first set and is joined by Tony Buchanan, also on tenor, for the second. I don’t recall what the reason was for this, perhaps other commitments that night. As usual, it takes a short time for the balance to settle, but I like the way it starts so have left everything in.

Set. 1 – play complete set

Set. 2 – play complete set



Play individual clips

Set 1.1 – Straight, No Chaser

Set 1.2 – Big Nick

Set 1.3 – New York State of Mind

Set 1.4 – Get to the Point

Set 1.5 – Since I Fell for You

Set 1.6 – Piano Players’ Song

Set 1.7 – Moose the Mooch

Set 1.8 – Seven Steps to Heaven