BenKraef_TrioBen Kraef’s new project features bassist John Patitucci (who also appeared on Kraef’s first recording as a leader), as well as legendary drummer Albert Tootie Heath.
The band got together in September 2012 to record a program that consists of standards and original compositions by Kraef. Although this is jazz in its classic form, with the composition acting as a vehicle for improvisation and spontaneous arrangement, the pieces do not follow familiar patterns. The focus lies on improvisation and subtle surprises within the structural, melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic spectrum.
The result is a grounded sound that is both fresh and alive.


Ben Kraef – tenor sax
John Patitucci – bass
Albert Tootie Heath – drums

7″ Vinyl Think of one sb13004