Ben Allison & Think Free

Ben Allison - bass

Jeremy Pelt  - trumpet

Steve Cardenas - guitar

Frank Kimbrough - piano

Allan Mednard - drums

Ben and his group Think Free focus on melody, groove and texture in equal measures, engaging in the kind of group interplay that has become a hallmark of Ben's style. Each of their first three albums, Cowboy Justice, Little Things Run the World, & Think Free topped the jazz radio charts in the US (often remaining in the top ten for several months), and their latest, Layers of the City, has been met with overwhelming critical acclaim. These albums showcase Ben's creative use of orchestration to create a sound that's cinematic in scope, while leaving plenty of room for spontaneous improvisation.Think Free has performed at countless festivals, clubs, theaters and concert halls throughout North & South America and the EU, including The North Sea Jazz Festival, Carnegie Hall, Central Park SummerStage, Birdland, The Jazz Standard, Dizzy's Club/JALC, Freight & Salvage, Newport Jazz Festival, and many others. 

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
Listen to samples from the new album,  Layers of the City

Listen to samples from the new album,

Layers of the City