The Abraxas Sessions, Vol. 2: Roni Ben-Hur

Roni Ben-Hur ()

The Abraxas Sessions, Vol. 2

Roni Ben-Hur ()


Release date: May 3rd, 2024

The Abraxas Sessions, Vol. 2: Roni Ben-Hur is also available for download here.


Jazz guitarist Roni Ben-Hur has earned a sterling reputation as a musician and educator, renowned for his golden tone, improvisational brilliance, compositional lyricism and ability to charm peers, students and listeners alike. Eminent jazz critic Gary Giddins wrote in the Village Voice: “A limber and inventive guitarist, Ben-Hur keeps the flame alive and pure, burning in every note… He’s a guitarist who knows the changes and his own mind.” Roni — born in Israel in 1962 but a longtime American citizen, based in the New York City area has recorded a dozen-plus albums as leader or co-leader, with The New York Times praising his “crisp, fluid style” and Time Out New York calling him “a formidable and consummately lyrical guitarist.” He has developed a rare facility in both straight-ahead jazz and samba/bossa-nova styles, underscored by his work with masters in each field, from bebop piano sage Barry Harris and winds ace Frank Wess to beloved Brazilian vocalist Leny Andrade and composer Marcus Valle.

1. Sofia’s Butterfly (5:46)

2. Isn’t This A Lovely Day (9:19)

3. Let’s Face The Music and Dance (5:55)

4. It Was Written In The Stars (6:05)

5. Anna’s Dance (7:27)

6. Out Of This World (6:25)

7. Change Partners (6:02)

8. As Long As I Live (7:10)

9. Manhã De Carnaval (6:11)

Roni Ben-Hur – Guitar

Martin Gjakonovski – Bass

Vladimir Kostadinovic – Drums