May 10, 2013

Café Solo keeps getting rave reviews

The new album Café Solo from Benjamin Herman keeps getting rave reviews! For example on: KindaMuzik. The album even got 4.5 stars in Jazzism.

Coen de Jonge (Jazzism) wrote: “On this trio album (with bassist Ernst Glerum and drummer Joost Patocka), it’s their singular sound that gets all the attention. I was already overcome with happiness in the first bars of this remarkable album. It still exists! A project that’s all about reaching the core of music!’’

Review in Revolver’s ‘Lust for Live’: “If all the songs on your album have already enjoyed classic status for years, will it be a given that the album will be good? With the genre of jazz, this is a very common dilemma for reviewers, but in the case of Benjamin Herman’s new album, I can answer this with a loud ‘yes’. Café Solo is the second solo album from the saxophonist that only features jazz standards. In 1996, Herman did the same thing for Café Alto, an ode to the bars where he as a student earned some extra pocket change. With ‘Begin the Beguine’ from Cole Porter and ‘Yakhal’ Inkomo’ from the South African Winston Ngozi, you don’t need any barstool or alcohol license to get that feeling of an intimate night out on the town. You only have to put this disc into your CD player.” – Thomas van Waardenburg.

You don’t yet have Café Solo? The vinyl version (in three colours), complete with download, will soon be available. The CD version can already be scored via such places as the Dox webshop. The digital version of Café Solo can be had via iTunes, along with the exclusive bonus track ‘Finch Eye’. 

Café Solo is also available digitally in the rest of Europe and Korea. On 14 May, digital and physical versions will be coming out in the US. On 24 July, the album will be released in Japan via