Shiny Metal Objects is the culmination of nearly two years of work. Originally conceived as a 70's fusion "tribute" band, I formed The ElecTet as an outlet to perform the classic jazz-fusion material I had known and loved as a young musician. With core members Greg Spero, James Davis and Alex Beltran actively contributing original repertoire, the band slowly evolved from its throwback roots into a testing ground for new compositions. During the summer of 2012 I was living in Brooklyn and had the opportunity to meet bassist Daniel Ori. Daniel had recently released his album "Emuna" on the Blujazz label and I was captivated by the use of middle eastern rhythms and melodies in his music. At the same time, I had been pursuing Oz Noy as a guest artist for this project. Oz had done some wonderful work with Daniel in the past and with their commitment secured, I began to slowly assemble the puzzle that has resulted in the music you are about to hear. Enjoy - Ben Scholz
released 20 August 2013
Ben Scholz - Drums
Oz Noy - Guitar
Greg Spero - Keyboard
Daniel Ori - Bass
James Davis - Trumpet
Alex Beltran - Saxophone
Recorded and mixed by Vijay Tellis-Nayak and Patrick McAnulty at Transient Sound.
Mastered by Brian Schwab
Ben Scholz is a drummer/percussionist who lives and works in Chicago, Illinois. A native of Portland Oregon, Ben began
playing classical piano and percussion at age 8 and continued his studies after graduating from UNT.
Living in Chicago has given him the opportunity to work with jazz innovators such as Roy Hargrove, Esperanza Spalding, Francois Moutin, Bill Watrous, Oz Noy, and Aaron Neville....more