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Mystery Of Faith

by Benny Rietveld

Mostly instrumental music, based in metal, jazz, and trip-hop that takes you from the Middle East to Middle Earth.
Genre: Jazz: Acid Jazz
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1. Rope Dancers
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2. The Dreams Of Maya
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3. A Night At The Astoria
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5:24 $0.99
4. Sea Of Stories
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5:31 $0.99
5. Desert Skies
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6. Earth's Revenge (Deep Ecology)
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7. Remember
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6:38 $0.99
8. Kahi La`i
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9. Mr. Tambourine Man
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10. Anybody There?
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11. A Journey Home
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Album Notes
Currently the bass player with Santana, Benny studied music composition at the University of Hawaii, while playing bass with a number of visiting jazz artists including Richie Cole, Barney Kessel, Howard Roberts, and The Crusaders.

Moving to San Francisco in 1983, Benny played with Ray Obiedo, Andy Narell, Pete Escovedo, and many others. He joined Sheila E. in 1984, appearing with her in the seminal rap film Krush Groove.

He joined the Miles Davis band in 1988, traveling extensively as well as appearing in the Warner Bros. video Miles In Paris, and on albums like Dingo (a soundtrack album with Michel Legrand), and Miles Around The World.

Benny has been recording and touring with Santana since 1990, playing bass as well as writing and producing with them. Appearing on the 1999 blockbuster hit album Supernatural, Benny won 8 Grammy Awards™, including Record Of The Year, Album Of The Year, and Song Of The Year, collaborating with Dave Matthews, Rob Thomas (of Matchbox 20), and others. He also appears on the 2002 Collaboration Of The Year, "Game Of Love" with Michelle Branch from the Shaman album.

Other projects have included premiering a contemporary piece for electric bass and chamber ensemble at the L.A. Museum Of Modern Art entitled The Book Of Beginnings IV, written for him by New York composer Joel Thome; producing artists like Edi Xol, Bay Area jazz guitarist Gregory James, and flamenco artists Sol Y Luna and Chuscales, among others; writing multimedia music for ComputerLife, Computer Gaming World, the Sprint web site and others; and recording with such diverse artists as John Lee Hooker, Zucchero, Booker T. Jones and Keola Beamer.

This is his first solo release, and he is working on a second release as well as a bass instructional video.


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Versatile CD, outlet of various esential influences. nice thing about it each tr
From Miles Davis to Carlos Santana. That's a wonderful trip to take. Listening to Benny's CD that's exactly what's happens while on top every track has its own individual touch which transcends other musical influences and creates something of its own. Waiting for the next project.


hats on for benny!
very interesting and very listenable i mostly like the sound and instrument combination of the composer it takes you to a outer space another world kind a lost in a land scape maybe lost in the space what ever you call it, and it also blended with some essence of the jazz that made the album very distinguised.dont miss it guys you deserve it.jan.c.perera milano.italy

Andy from Aust

Very eclectic. Very pleasant surprise
Very eclectic. Very pleasant surprise. Heard Rope Dancers on 3PBS Bitches Brew and tracked Benny to here. CDBaby were super quick and professional. thnx

P Smith (Scotland)

enjoyed this one a lot would recommend you try it.
Not a lot to say other than this is excellent music to chill, drive or dream to. Musicianship throughout is excellent and production clear as the proverbial bell. As a solo CD by a bass player, it avoids the endless tap-fest we've become used to over the past decade. It puts the bass firmly where it needs to be and allows Mr Rietveld to break out when appropriate. Bring on the next outing!

Robin White

Looking forward to the full ride.
I don't want to give a rating based on the clips. But am anxiously awaiting the arrival for the full flavor. But the "appeTEASER" is tantalizing!


Geweldig !!!
Top quality from Netherlands origin, mixed variety of rock, easy beat and dream.
Looking forward to his next album.


thanks and a BIG UP to all the artists on this CD - I love every tune on this incredibly beautiful and powerful CD - A NIGHT AT THE ASTORIA is my favorite

Avrum Shepard

Mr Tambourine Man is my favorite. Really fresh sounds. I like the bass in front of the other instruments.


great combination of bass and sax and flute.
to be listened to, from track 1 to 11, relaxed laying on the sofa, and let the music take you on the journey.


What a tight group of musicians!!! This music is so ALIVE! This music is great for any occasion: work, home, etc. Benny plays bass the way it should be played.
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