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Ben Monder

Beyond the Frets

Beyond the Frets is your chance to hear in-depth conversations with legendary guitarists, educators and composers about their process, struggles, accomplishments and thoughts on the modern music industry.  I'm beyond thrilled to have Ben Monder as the first guest for Beyond the Frets. Ben has been an axiom in the modern jazz world since his emergence in the early 90's, and has since played with greats like Paul Motian, Maria Schneider, Donny McCaslin and David Bowie. His own output as a bandleader, composer, and guitarist is extraordinary and entirely singular. Ask your favorite guitarist who THEIR favorite guitarist is and the chances are Ben Monder will be on their list. Enjoy this almost hour long conversation with him as we talk about his involvement in Dan Weiss's "StareBaby", what inspired him to pursue solo guitar, his compositional process, the age of social media and much more! Sit Down. Grab an Axe. Get Abducted. If you like Beyond the Frets and want to support us, please SHARE, subscribe, and leave a rating on Apple Podcasts or wherever you may be listening. Visit the podcast at beyondthefrets.com and drop us a message! Find more about Ben at Benmonder.com and support his music. 

58mins

4 Jan 2021

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Via Jazz

Música que sona al programa:"Equilibrium" (de l'àlbum "Equilibrium", 2012)Ben Monder, guitarra; Kristjan Randalu, piano"Yugen" (de l'àlbum "Hydra", 2013)Ben Monder, guitarra; John Patitucci, baix; Ted Poor, bateria; Theo Bleckmann i Martha Cluver, veus."At Night" (de l'àlbum "At Night", 2007)Ben Monder, guitarra i electrònica; Theo Belckmann, veu i electrònica; Satoshi Takeishi, percussions"Take my life" (de l'àlbum "Elegy", 2017)Theo Bleckmann, veu; Ben Monder, guitarra; Shai Maestro, piano; Christopher Tordini, contrabaix; John Hollenbeck, bateria"Garden of Eden" i "Mesmer" (de l'àlbum "Garden of Eden", 2006)Paul Motian, bateria; Chris Cheek i Tony Malabym saxos; Ben Monder, Steve Cárdenas i Jakob Bro, guitarres; Jerome Harris, baix"Oh, what a beautiful morning" (de l'àlbum "Amprphae", 2015)Ben Monder, guitarra; Paul Motian, bateria"Gnarls Bukowski" (de l'àlbum "30217", 2017) Ben Monder, guitarra; Sean Conly, baix; Thomas DeVinko, bateria"Long, long, long"i "Never let me go" (de l'àlbum "Day after day", 2020)Ben Monder, guitarra; Matt Brewer, contrabaix; Ted Poor, bateria

1hr

22 Oct 2020

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Ben Monder

Pablo Held Investigates

If you like this series, please consider supporting me on Patreon. When my dear friend and trio comrade Jonas Burgwinkel showed my Ben Monder’s incredible album “Excavation” sometime in 2005 my musical world got turned upside down. Ben’s music has had a major impact on me and my writing. When I look at certain compositions of mine I can clearly see his influence ( i.e. “Meta”). Whenever there was a rumor of an upcoming Ben Monder record I awaited each one with great excitement and checked it out as soon as it came out. I’d say I’ve spent the most time with his own records “Excavation”, “Oceana”, “Flux” and “Hydra”. Though I also listened quite a bit to his records with Theo Bleckmann like “No Boat”, “At Night” or “Origami“. I also love his sideman work on records by Jochen Rückert, Paul Motian, Maria Schneider, Bill McHenry, or Tony Malaby. In this conversation we talk about his process of finding new harmonies, composing, influences, working with Paul Motian, his relationship with Theo Bleckmann, memories of special concerts he attended when he was coming up and much more. I was very excited to talk to Ben and I’m happy I can share this with all of you here.

39mins

6 Oct 2020

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Episode #5: Ben Monder

BRIDGE podcast w/ John Lamberton

In this conversation, Ben and I get into coffee habits, systematic practice, chordal permutation, "exhaustive" guitar players, the 24-hr practice gauntlet, the pandemic woodshed, Vipassana and meditation, "Windowpane", Devourment's new record, lessons from Paul Motian, and playing on David Bowie's final record.Find Ben here:benmonder.comFor the two pieces Ben mentions listening to at the same time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-o37J8U3ku0 + https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TTFNZdqwvM

1hr

7 May 2020

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Ben Monder - Everyone Loves Guitar

Everyone Loves Guitar

Ben discusses his new double album, Day After Day. The LP was funded by a grant, but unfortunately things didn’t work out the way it was planned. Fortunately, Ben pulled it together and managed to put out an incredible double album, exceeding his initial expectations. Ben talks about the making of the record, recording it, personnel, challenges and the gear he used. Great behind the scenes info from a tremendous NYC jazz legend Subscribe https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/subscribe/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EveryoneLovesGuitar/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/everyonelovesguitar/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ELovesGuitar 

33mins

1 Aug 2019

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Club de Jazz 19/04/2019 || El día a día de Ben Monder

Club de Jazz

Lleva siendo desde hace tres décadas uno de los sonidos más originales de la guitarra y, sin embargo, solo ha publicado siete discos como líder. Eso sí, se le puede encontrar en alrededor de doscientas grabaciones junto a Paul Motian, Lee Konitz, Theo Bleckmann, David Bowie o Andrew Cyrille. El guitarrista Ben Monder es el protagonista monográfico de esta edición de 'Club de Jazz' del 19 de abril de 2019, en la que escuchamos la música de "Day after day", disco doble en el que, por primera vez, graba a guitarra sola, y por primera vez publica una grabación de versiones. Entre ellas, música de Quincy Jones, Burt Bacharach, Olivier Messiaen y John Barry, entre otros. En el segundo de los discos, Monder se acompaña de su trío, con Matt Brewer en contrabajo y Ted Poor en batería. Toda la información y derechos: http://www.elclubdejazz.com

1hr 26mins

18 Apr 2019

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S2 Ep.16: Ben Monder – Enigmatic Guitar Hero & Black-box for Beautiful Music

MAKE MOVES

S2 Ep. 16 feat. Ben Monder – Enigmatic Guitar Hero & Black-box for Brilliant Music.  Guided by a singular ear for music, Ben’s sound is unmistakeable and breathtaking.  His solo releases have created an entirely new vocabulary for guitar.  His skills as a sideman have earned him work supporting artists as varied as David Bowie, Jack McDuff, Paul Motian, Billy Childs, and Maria Schneider. Ben Discusses: His freely improvised album Amorphae Acceptance of being a really slow worker Working on David Bowie’s final album Musicians he admires Feeling like he always needs to play catch-up The privileges and responsibilities of being an artist Thriving on comfort Perfectionism How creative risks aren’t really risks if taking them isn’t optional. With permission, this episode features the following music by Ben… Triffids off the album Amorphae Luteous Pangolin off the album Excavation Oceana off the album Oceana Tredecadrome off the album Hydra MM S2 Ep.16 Blogpost:  http://bit.ly/2G4HbI8 MM on iTunes:   http://apple.co/2j6f94V MM Download: http://bit.ly/2fPWnZy MM on Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2kOMS1d MM on Stitcher: http://bit.ly/2qsMdDi MM on Google Play: http://bit.ly/2B7i2I5 MM website: https://makemoveswithjohn.com/ MM Facebook Page: http://bit.ly/2p5UnG0 MAKE MOVES EXCLUSIVES Group: http://bit.ly/2t75JqK MM on Instagram: http://bit.ly/2rkEN67

59mins

8 Apr 2019

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Ben Monder - David Bowie “Blackstar” - Everyone Loves Guitar

Everyone Loves Guitar

A musician in the New York City area for over 30 years, Ben’s performed with Jack McDuff, Marc Johnson, Lee Konitz, Billy Childs, Andrew Cyrille, George Garzone, Paul Motian, Maria Schneider, Marshall Crenshaw & others. He also played all the non-David Bowie guitar parts on “Blackstar” Ben talks about his amazing experience working with Bowie, and how he got the gig, creating a new “genre” of music with Theo Bleckmann, being more aggessive, why he looks to get out of his comfort zone as often as possible and more: Subscribe https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/subscribe/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EveryoneLovesGuitar/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/everyonelovesguitar/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ELovesGuitar

1hr 20mins

30 Jan 2019

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Interview with Andrew Cyrille and Ben Monder || November 2017

Jazz Interviews

A special edition of the Spanish Jazz radio show 'Club de Jazz' where we conducted an interview with Andrew Cyrille and Ben Monder. According to Ben Monder, guitar and drums complement each other. According to jazz history, Andrew Cyrille is one the most creative drummers. Ben and Andrew played together recently at the Guimarães Jazz Festival, in Portugal, the day Cyrille was celebrating his 78th birthday.The interview was originally broadcasted on November, 22th 2017.

1hr 21mins

22 Nov 2017

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Club de Jazz 22/11/2017 || Ritmo y sonido: conversación con Andrew Cyrille y Ben Monder

Club de Jazz

El día que registramos la conversación, el baterista Andrew Cyrille, miembro de Trio 3 y baterista de Cecil Taylor durante una década, cumplía 78 años. Fue después de la presentación en el Festival de Jazz de Guimarães de su "The declaration of musical independence". En esta edición de 'Club de Jazz' del 21 de noviembre de 2017 conversamos con este referente del ritmo libre en la batería y también con el guitarrista Ben Monder, que sustituyó en Guimarães a Bill Frisell. Monder es uno de los guitarristas de cabecera de este programa. Su sonido hipnótico ha atrapado a músicos como Maria Schneider, Paul Motian y Lee Konitz, entre otros, incluido el cantautor vasco Ruper Ordorika. Durante el programa escuchamos música de los discos "The Declaration of musical independence", de Andrew Cyrille; "Amorphae", de Ben Monder (proyecto que nació como dúo junto a Paul Motian y en el que participa también Cyrille) y del disco "Oceana" del guitarrista, en el que participa el vocalista Theo Bleckmann, con quien trabaja habitualmente a dúo. Toda la información y derechos: http://www.elclubdejazz.com

1hr 21mins

22 Nov 2017