With "Introspection", guitarist Roni Ben-Hur and
bassist Harvie S
present a captivating album of classic material presented in rare
versions for guitar trio, with the two veteran jazz musicians joined by
drummer Tim Horner. The album was released on CD, download, and via
streaming services on Jazzheads Records in May 2018.
Guitarist Roni Ben-Hur relocated from
Israel to New York in 1985, where he was fortunate to be taken under
the wing of veteran jazz pianist Barry Harris.
Roni collaborated with famed Brazilian
singer Leny Andrade - performing around the world, from New York's
Birdland and Dizzy's in Jazz at Lincoln Center, to top clubs in Brazil
and Australia, and recording the duo album "Alegria de Viver" (2014).
He has also performed with Cecil Payne, Etta Jones, Marcus Belgrave,
Diane Schuur, Charles McPherson, Jimmy Heath, Clark Terry, Slide
Hampton, Earl May, Teri Thornton, Bill Doggett, Jon Faddis, and Roger
Bassist Harvie S is a veteran of the jazz and Latin
for his long standing duo project with jazz vocal legend Sheila
Jordan, he has recorded and toured with the cream of the crop:
Kenny Baron, Dexter Gordon, Stan Getz, Chet Baker, John Scofield, Steve
Weidman, Pat Martino, Mike Stern, and Paul Motian.
He appeared previously at Chez Hanny with Plucky Strum.
Drummer Sylvia Cuenca, originally from San Jose,
now living in New York, has performed for 17 years with trumpet legend
at venues such as the Village Vanguard and Blue Note in New
She toured internationally for 4 years with saxophonist Joe
Henderson, including trio settings with Henderson and bassists Charlie
Haden or George Mraz.
Ms. Cuenca has performed with such jazz
luminaries as Billy Taylor, Eddie Henderson, Gary Bartz, Kenny Barron,
Ray Drummond, Frank Foster, Red Holloway, Jimmy Heath, Al Grey, Frank
Wess, Michael Brecker, Houston Person, Etta Jones, Jon Faddis, Dave
Stryker, Ed Cherry, Dianne Reeves, John Hicks, Geoff Keezer, John
Soloff, Marian McPartland, Hilton Ruiz, George Cables, James Spaulding,
Kenny Drew Jr., Frank Foster, Randy Brecker, Emily Remler, and Helen
She has appeared at Chez Hanny with Jared Gold and Ed
Cherry, Jared Gold and Brian Levy, and Cuenca/Bollenback/Blades.