04-05 New album Project S Out now!
To celebrate his fiftieth birthday this year Benjamin Herman is releasing three(!) new albums. Today is the first: Project S.
Project S is an ode to the Citroën SM, the legendary car driven most famously in the Netherlands by footballer Johan Cruyff. Benjamin Herman on the new album: “The music for Project S started as a commission for a documentary about this amazing car. The SM is a Citroën with a Maserati engine: an Italian engine in a French car. That’s what inspired me to draw on two musicians I really love, saxophonist Fausto Papetti and pop star Serge Gainsbourg.”
The album is available on Spotify, Apple Music and Deezer. Vinyl is expected late July, but you can already preorder a copy.
To kick off the celebrations, this month Benjamin Herman is playing four concerts with an eleven-piece band (including string section) featuring music from Project S. Also available at these shows is this year’s second album: an exclusive audio cassette release of Bughouse (punk jazz with guitarist Reinier Baas, bass Peter Peskens and drummer Olav van den Berg). Bughouse will appear in the autumn on vinyl and all digital formats.
6 May – TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht – 4 pm
11 May – Paradox, Tilburg – 8.30 pm
12 May – LantarenVenster, Rotterdam (with screening of Project S documentary on Citroën SM) – 8.15 pm
13 May – Bimhuis, Amsterdam – 8.15 pm