Ben Wendel, saxophonist of famed Kneebody and sideman to Tigran Hamasyan and Taylor Eigsti (just to name a few), has just launched a new project entitled “The Seasons”. For the next twelve months, Wendel will be releasing a duet on YouTube where he and a collaborator will be performing an original composition. The idea stemmed from Tchaikovsky, who in 1876 wrote “The Seasons”, twelve pieces each dedicated to a month of the year. We have no words as to who the special guests will be but we are anxiously awaiting for the reveal. Wendel kicks of the series with January, a duo with the aforementioned Eigtsi. Catch the clip after the break.
Sébastien Hélary co-founded Nextbop in 2009 with the objective of introducing modern jazz music to a younger generation of fans. Aside from music, his other main obsession is food, particularly ramen and other Japanese delicacies.