Ben Allison & Think Free

Ben Allison - bass

Jeremy Pelt  - trumpet

Steve Cardenas - guitar

Frank Kimbrough - piano

Allan Mednard - drums

Think Free combines Ben's love of rock grooves with the free-wheeling interplay of a trumpet & guitar-based quartet. The group's three albums, Cowboy Justice, Little Things Run the World, & Think Free each topped the jazz radio charts in the US (often remaining in the top ten for several months) and showcase Ben's creative use of orchestration to create a sound that's cinematic in scope, but with the elements of melody and groove that have become hallmarks of his style. Think Free has performed at countless festivals, clubs, theaters and concert halls throughout North & South America and the EU. 

Whenever some fool goes on about the death of jazz, play that misguided soul some of the latest album from New York bassist Ben Allison.
— Los Angeles Times