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Five And One

Released: March, 2012

Michael Benedict - Drums
Bruce Barth - Piano
Chris Pasin - Trumpet
Brian Patneaude - Tenor Sax
Mike Lawrence - Bass

feat. Gary Smulyan - Baritone Sax

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Send check for $10.00 to
PO Box 642, Greenville, NY 12083

Track Listing:

1: The Eternal Triangle 5:49
2: Three and One 7:46
3: Compulsion 5:40
4: As Quiet As It's Kept 7:02
5: Oscar For Oscar 3:53
6: Work Song 6:19
7: Enigma 4:02
8: Train Samba 7:19
9: Infra-Rae 6:46
10: Last Rites For The Promised Land 6:20

Liner Notes from Five And One
Press for Five And One

“Adding tremendous heft to Five And One is the appearance of perennial Downbeat readers and critics polls number one baritone saxophonist, Gary Smulyan.”
Randy Treece,

 “Veteran drummer Michael Benedict’s mission statement comes through loud and clear in the title of this aggressively swinging hard-bop offering. Straight-ahead fans will surely dig this.”
Bill Milkowski, Jazz Times

Michael Benedict plays and endorses Drumsticks