David Benoit – Heroes

David BenoitHeroes
Peak – 2008

The release of Heroes celebrates Benoit’s 30-plus years as a recording artist. The CD puts a fresh, exuberant spins on classic songs by legendary pop, rock and jazz artists whose brilliance inspired his.

While paying homage to Jazz piano icons Dave Grusin, Bill Evans, Oscar Peterson, Horace Silver and Dave Brubeck, on Heroes he also lets fans in on an exciting little secret; he’s an unabashed lover of pop and rock music who was equally influenced by the likes of The Beatles, Elton John, Michael Jackson & The Doors.

Benoit rediscovers his roots with a self-produced, 11-track collection that features his Steinway piano surrounded by the engaging ensemble work of his regular touring band: acoustic & electric bassist David Hughes, drummer Jamey Tate, percussionist Brad Dutz and special guest saxophonist Andy Suzuki.