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An unreleased track from Kneebody keyboardist Adam Benjamin’s new album “It’s A Standard, Standard, Standard World.” The album contains 36 tracks of standard songs arranged and created by Adam using Garageband 1.0 using only the internal sounds. If you don’t recognize the song, it’s George Shearing’s “Conception.”

As Dave Douglas notes: “Adam traipses through timbres, textures, and tunings. The variety is astounding. What at first seems to be potentially smirky and sarcastic (though still first-in-the-class brilliant), soon becomes a majestic tour de force. It’s a unique and heart-felt (I believe) tribute to the repertoire. There is so much original thought and material put into this that at times you forget the subtext, only to be jolted back by the clear statement of a melody or a set of chord changes.” What else can you do with standards that hasn’t been done (short of hiring Rod Stewart)? Adam shines a light. I recommend it highly."

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from Subscriber Series 2006, track released November 1, 2006

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Dave Douglas is a prolific trumpeter, composer and educator from New York City.

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