Bill Banfield Discography of CDs
||Striking Balance CD (2004) |
Bill Banfield music CDs Recording information: Oarfin Studios, Mpls; Studios, Oak Park, MI; The Groove Lab, Chanhassen; Track Record Studios, St. Paul, MN.
Photographer: Kii Arens.
Arranger: Bill Banfield .
Personnel: Bill Banfield (guitar); Bill Banfield (keyboards); Mark Ledford (vocals, trumpet, brass); Dave Milne (flute, saxophone); Joe Cosgrove, Joe Cosgrove (trumpet); Jim Ten Bensel (trombone, baritone horn); Dean Sorrenson (trombone); Sanford Moore, Billy Childs, Billy Childs Trio, Morris Hayes (keyboards); Joan Griffith, Al Turner (bass instrument); Michael Baker (drums); Patrice Rushen (vocals, keyboards); Anton Denner (flute, saxophone); Nelson Rangell (flute); Don Byron (clarinet); Pete Whitman, Michael Burton (saxophone); Tom Wells (tuba); Tim Adams (drums, percussion); Stokley Williams, Nathan Norman (drums).
Liner Note Author: Bill Banfield .
||Spring Forward CD (2009) |
Bill Banfield discography When Bill Banfield points out that his range of influences is far-reaching, he speaks the truth; one hears a strong George Benson/Wes Montgomery influence on SPRING FORWARD, and yet, Banfield's guitar playing also brings to mind players like John Scofield and Bill Frisell. This is a hard bop/post-bop album that occasionally moves into mildly avant-garde territory. Banfield gets into an appealing post-bop groove on "Free Me" (a Banfield original) and John Coltrane's "Equinox" and puts his hard bop talents to work on Montgomery's "The Thumb," but things became more left-of-center on "Free Us"--which is easily the disc's most avant-garde offering and is totally unrelated to the abovementioned "Free Me." The tune demonstrates that Banfield has no problem embracing the abstract and the cerebral when he is in the mood for inside/outside playing. Banfield's eclecticism never sounds forced or unnatural; he comes across as an improviser who genuinely appreciates a variety of jazz, and that outlook yields likable results here.
Liner Note Authors: Bill Banfield ; Bob Blumenthal.
Recording information: Tracks Records.
Author: Delfeayo Marsalis.
Personnel: Bill Banfield (guitar); Pat O'Keefe (clarinet, bass clarinet, soprano saxophone); Doctor Anatoly Larkin (piano); Keith McCutchen (keyboards); Heather Barringer (marimba, xylophone, percussion); Stokley Williams (drums); Wallace Hill (congas); Wallace Hill, Serge Aquo, Keith McCutchen, Zeitgeist, Terry Burns.
Audio Mixer: Colin McArdell.
||Jazzchamberworks CD (2000) |
Bill Banfield CD discography In the BMagic Orchestra, composer/conductor Bill Banfield has assembled a fine jazz orchestra from the pool of talent around Minneapolis' Twin Cities area. This is a well-recorded live date, and the exuberance of the band comes through. Banfield shows himself to be not only a very good arranger, but a fine composer as well. The program begins with three originals from Banfield: straight blues in "Bill's Blue," the lovely ballad "Her Embrace," and the up-tempo "And What Would You Like to Hear, Little Lady?" All are solid compositions with plenty of room for soloing. From there, the band moves into "standards" territory, with tunes from Wayne Shorter, Miles Davis, Ellington, Jobim, and Rogers and Hart's "My Funny Valentine." Along with the fine soloing, it's Banfield's arrangements that catch the ear. With most of the horn players playing multiple instruments, a trombone player who doubles ...
||Journeys CD (2005) |
Bill Banfield albums Photographer: Andy Marino.
AB2: Bill Banfield (guitar); Tim Adams (percussion).
Liner Note Author: Tim Adams.
Bill Banfield Songs
Popular or famous Bill Banfield music songs: Nardis, Her Embrace, Bill's Blue, Spring Forward, Free Me, Come Out and Play, Foot Prints, B-Hop, How Insensitive. More music songs And What Would You Like To Hear, Little Lady?, Losing Absalom, Striking Balance, Song For George, Smile Miles, Thumb, Babes In Arms, Pleasing Thought, Free Us. More music songs She Made It Crystal Clear, Follow the Melody of Your Soul. See All Songs
|Member Name||Worked With|
|Bill Banfield||Bill Banfield (Piano), BMagic Orchestra, AB2|
|Billy Childs||Chris Botti, Dianne Reeves, Freddie Hubbard, Grover Washington, Jr., Britny Fox, Tom Browne, Bunny Brunel, Paula Cole, Jerry Goldsmith|
|Al Turner||Oleta Adams, Earl Klugh, Tim Bowman, Dave Edwards, Rachelle Ferrell, Kem, Anita Baker, Company|
|Michael Baker||Colbie Caillat, Bruce Hornsby, Away Rio!, Giorgia, Marcus Johnson, Salvation Army Staff Band, Jimmy Smith, Al Green, Bruce Hornsby & The Range|
|Michael Burton||Jabari Grover, Ann Nesby, Calvin Richardson, Mississippi Mass Choir, Malone, Turtle Creek Chorale|
|Doctor Anatoly Larkin|
|Joan Griffith||Ann Reed, Connie Evingson, Naima, Bill Banfield (Piano), BMagic Orchestra, John M. Feierabend, Tony Hauser, Vocalessence Ensemble Singers, Debbie Duncan|
|Pete Whitman||Pedro Abrunhosa, Bill Banfield (Piano), BMagic Orchestra, Debbie Duncan, Pete Petersen & The Collection Jazz Orchestra, Pete Petersen, Percy Strother|
|Tim Adams||Ron Clearfield, Teenage Prayers, Steve Wynn, AB2, Swell, Williams Sisters|
|Anton Denner||Paul Carlon, Vinson Valega, A Band In All Hope, John Mckenna|
|Dave Milne||Trevor Ras, Safire|
|Heather Barringer||Mike Olson, Harold Budd, Frederic Rzewski|
|Sanford Moore||Connie Evingson, Paris Bennett|
|Jim Ten Bensel||Barb Ryman|
|Pat O'Keefe||Mike Olson|
Bill Banfield (Piano), BMagic Orchestra
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