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The Wild Anacondas

by Richard X Bennett

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RICHARD X BENNETT and the WILD ANACONDAS perform the most groovy, swinging and fun music in New York. They serve up a healthy portion of New Orleans second line along with a good helping of jazz, samba and soul

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Whether exuberant and percussive or lyrical and transcendent, RICHARD X BENNETT is a virtuoso at the piano. Bringing an array of world music and jazz influences to his music, he blends together a sound that is all his own. In New York, he has performed at Lincoln Center Out of Doors, The Guggenheim Museum, The Rubin Museum, Brooklyn Museum of Art, and Central Park Summerstage. Internationally, he has toured over twenty countries as member of various jazz and blues ensembles. He has six albums on Indian labels including two from "Times Music", India's biggest label.

"hypnotic." John Schaefer, WNYC

"His playing on this album is full of moments of lyricism, drama and decoration." Raul da Gama, World Music Report

"The music hangs together with a kind of brilliance." Gapplegate Music Review

"Pianist Richard Bennett has found a way to have instantly catchy tunes- riffs and ostinatos really- transcend jazz expectations while still focusing on improvisation." - Village Voice

"Master Pianist" - Times of India

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released May 5, 2013


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Richard X Bennett Brooklyn, New York

In NYC composer/pianist Richard X Bennett has performed at Lincoln Center Out of Doors, The Guggenheim Museum, The Rubin Museum, Brooklyn Museum & Central Park Summerstage. Internationally, his bands have played in over twenty countries. He has twelve albums on Indian, American & British labels.
"Hypnotic" - New Sounds
"unabashedly joyous, groove-centric, spiritually danceable" NYC Jazz Review
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