Ben Allison

Ben Allison

Ben Allison (c. 1966) is an American jazz double bassist and composer born in New Haven, Connecticut.

Ben leads the groups The Ben Allison Band, Man Size Safe, Peace Pipe, and Medicine Wheel and composes and performs instrumental music that utilizes a lot of improvisation and incorporates a wide range of musical influences - including rock, folk, jazz, R&B, Malian Griot music, Armenian folk themes, 20th century serialism, and Italian film music. He is known for his driving, rhythmic approach to the bass and lyrical, cinematic compositions.... more