Richard Benetar | Ready To Fly

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Ready To Fly

by Richard Benetar

Combines the swing-song and jump blues sounds of the 1930's and 1940's; and throws in some early bop and bossa nova.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Vocals
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1. Route 66
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2. Exactly Like You
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5:28 album only
3. I Don't Know Why
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4. You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
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6:38 album only
5. Speak Low
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6. Caldonia
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7. You Took Advantage Of Me
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8. Undecided
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9. Don't Worry 'Bout Me
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10. I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter
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11. Flip, Flop & Fly
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Album Notes
Brooklyn born, Richard Benetar first sang in public at the age of three and hasn’t stopped since. After graduation from the University of Pennsylvania, in 1963, Richard worked for several years as a radio disc jockey, appearing in musical theatre productions and working as a vocalist in rock cover bands. In 1971, he “discovered” jazz, quit the radio business and began to teach himself clarinet and saxophone while studying improvisation, music theory and arranging. By 1984, he had earned a MA in Music. Among his teachers were Bill Saxon, Rene McLean, Cecil Bridgewater, Ron Carter and Sheila Jordan.

Since the early ‘80s, Mr. Benetar has been gigging around the US and Europe and has performed with Clark Terry, Frank Foster, Peggy Stern, and the Holmes brothers. His vocal influences are Louis Jordan, Billie Holliday, and early Sinatra. Instrumentally, he favors Lester Young, Dexter Gordon and Artie Shaw.

Richard now makes his homes in Yonkers, NY and Tucson, AZ. He is soon releasing a CD of his own jazz and blues based songs.


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