A musician, leader and educator. Ben Wolfe. 6 CDs under his own name in 16 years, 1 with a Quintet. Wiki is sketchy as is his Site: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Wolfe and http://www.benwolfe.com/ Apparently lives in the NYC area, as he teaches at Julliard. Been a sideman/session man for a lot of big players, especially singers (Harry Connick, Jr. and Diana Krall) .Hipped to him by Ron Weinstock's blog: http://inabluemood.blogspot.com/2012...c-quartet.html
Some tunes--NOTE--This is not music for the jazz novice--a bit complex (something you work up to)--not being snobbish; I want you to like this but too much, too soon can put you off. Forever.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiCUx3Sup0c << records for >> http://www.maxjazz.com/ << Excellent label for discovering straight-ahead jazz players who haven't yet got or don't want the Big Recognition
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TD1IohkpYaA << The pianist is one of Philly's best-kept secrets...unfortunately a secret--he deserves much wider recognition << imaginative piece
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPW8uE5GEJw << an interview with music at an NYC gig--looks to have been great (from a recent record).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RD7KcRSqk4w << tough to integrate a string quartet with a jazz group--the strings want structure and formalism, the latter need freedom. Works very well here though due to Mr. Wolfe and all the players. << Bad cut by the uploader