Ben Wendel Group At PONCHO Concert Hall September 27, 2016
Awesome show, full house, standing ovation at the end. Chemistry was there between the players and the pieces flowed. Pulse always there, music flowing around it. Loved the drummer, Henry Cole, explosive, textural. Gerald Clayton on the keys was so tuneful, responsive, lyrical. Joe Sanders on bass (no shoes) was on his game, cool solo at the end where he sang with his solo. And Ben Wendel was a strong leader and inspiring soloist. They played 4-5 originals and one standard, I Loves You, Porgy, from Porgy and Bess of course. Wendel's heads were easy to vibe and relate to. Good stuff.