BROOKLYN, New York, US
Artist / Band / Musician
EL DESTRUCTO RECORDS
One of the most accomplished drummers of his generation, Ben Perowsky’s notable career has placed him among a small vanguard of players able to move between jazz, experimental music and cutting edge pop and rock. Ben began his early performing life with jazz legend James Moody, pop songstress Rickie Lee Jones and R&B star Roy Ayers. He went on to tour and record with Miles Davis’ sidemen Bob Berg, Mike Stern and later John Scofield. Ben has collaborated with numerous artists since then including Elysian Fields, Joan as Policewoman, Uri Caine, Steven Bernstein, John Zorn, Ronnie Cuber, Dave Douglas, Walter Becker and John Lurie’s Lounge Lizards.
Amidst his busy sideman/recording career, Ben created and co-led the band Lost Tribe who released three critically acclaimed records. In ‘06 Ben created his own label, El Destructo Records with two releases to date: El Destructo: Volume I, a blending of dark ambient dub improv and El Destructo: Volume II Moodswing Orchestra which expands on this idea, adding more instrumentalists and 5 well-known vocalists.
In ‘06 Ben formed the Red Cred Quartet with Chris Speed, John Medeski and Larry Grenadier. They meet regularly in the Catskill mountains to play concerts. In ‘08 Ben played on the disco hit song “Blind” by Hercules and Love Affair. Inspired, Ben introduced Diva, a disco inflected roaming, improvised dance party built for chance special guests. In the Spring of ‘09 The Ben Perowsky Quartet: Chris Speed, Ted Reichman and Drew Gress will release a CD featuring Ben’s latest compositions and arrangements on Skirl records.
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Perowsky bangs the beats for new disco hit by Hercules and Love Affair!
Check the vidio here:
Ben Perowsky - drums/bells/sincussion/wurli/arranging/voice
Glenn Patscha - wurlitzer piano/comb over/occasional radio/voice
Markus Miller - turntables/effects/dial tone
Oren Bloedow - bass/occasional radio/voice
Marcus Rojas - tuba/vocalizing
Douglas Weiselman - clarinets
Steven Bernstein - trumpets
Pamelia Kurstin - theremin
with special guest vocalists:
Miho Hatori - singing/words
Elyas "KiD [SiC]" Khan - singing/words
Jennifer Charles - singing/words
Joan Wasser - singing/words
Bebel Gilberto - rap
recorded by Pat Dillett, Dougie Bowne, Ben Perowsky
AVAILABLE AT ITUNES NOW
Ben Perowsky Quartet
ESOPUS OPUS out now on Skirl Records!!
Ben Perowsky - drums
Chris Speed - clarinet
Ted Reichman - accordion
Drew Gress - bass
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you can also hear Ben play drums with:
Joan As Police Woman
Ed Pastorini's 101 Crustaceans
Steven Bernstein's Millenial Territory Orchestra
and others soon to be added here.
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