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Ben Allison

b, eb, *1966 US, New Haven, Connecticut
Musician / Composer / Producer of Jazz

Ben Allison (born November 17, 1966, in New Haven, Connecticut) is an American bassist, composer, recording artist, bandleader, educator and activist. He has recorded 11 albums as a leader. In addition to his work as a performer, he co-founded the non-profit Jazz Composers Collective and served as its Artistic Director for 12 years. Allison is an adjunct professor at New School University and serves on the board of the NY chapter of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, where he chairs the Advocacy Committee and serves as Vice President.

        
Instruments
  • Bass
  • Bass guitar
  • Double bass
  • Acoustic guitar
  • Guitar
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Rock
  • R&B/Soul
Popular Tracks   
Safe Passage on Moments Inside by Ben Allison
The Chase on Moments Inside by Ben Allison
Jet Song on Somewhere Else: West Side Story Songs by Ted Nash, Steve Cardenas & Ben Allison
Maria on Somewhere Else: West Side Story Songs by Ted Nash, Steve Cardenas & Ben Allison
Milton on Moments Inside by Ben Allison
Voyage of the Nautilus on Moments Inside by Ben Allison
A Child Sings in Stone on Moments Inside by Ben Allison
Peace Pipe on Peace Pipe by Ben Allison
A Boy Like That on Somewhere Else: West Side Story Songs by Ted Nash, Steve Cardenas & Ben Allison
One Hand, One Heart on Somewhere Else: West Side Story Songs by Ted Nash, Steve Cardenas & Ben Allison

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Band Members
Discography


Title Artist Year Type
SwirlMichael Wolff, Ben Allison, Allan Mednard2019Album
Quiet RevolutionBen Allison, Steve Cardenas, Ted Nash2018Album
Layers of the CityBen Allison2017Album
Quiet RevolutionBen Allison2016Album
The Stars Look Very Different TodayBen Allison2013Album
Action-RefractionBen Allison2011Album
Action-RefractionBen Allison2011Album
Think FreeBen Allison2009Album
Little Things Run The WorldBen Allison & Man Size Safe2007Album
Cowboy JusticeBen Allison2006Album
BuzzBen Allison & Medicine Wheel2004Album
Peace PipeBen Allison2002Album
Riding The Nuclear TigerBen Allison & Medicine Wheel2001Album
Third EyeBen Allison & Medicine Wheel1999Album
Medicine WheelBen Allison1998Album
Seven ArrowsBen Allison1996Album
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