The Jazz Session #104: Ben Perowsky


Ben Perowsky’s newest recording, Moodswing Orchestra (El Destructo, 2009), is an experiment is ambient improvisation. Perowsky has assembled an all-star cast of instrumentalists and vocalists, including everyone from Cibo Matto’s Miho Hatori and Brazilian vocalist Bebel Gilberto to turntable/laptop artist Markus Miller and tuba player Marcus Rojas. In this interview, Perowsky talks about his desire to embrace the spirit of jazz but avoid “jazz language”; and how the process of the recording was as much about improvisation as was the content. Learn more at and see the band live on Nov. 9 at 10 p.m. at the Nublu Jazz Festival.

Author: Jason Crane

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