Having collaborated with myriad innovators of jazz, r&b, rock and everything in between, Ben Tyree has established idiosyncratic approaches to improvising and performing that draw from a vast melodic, harmonic and rhythmic vocabulary. Sonic Architectures and Modal Landscapes will be a journey into and demonstration of some of these concepts that have allowed Tyree to connect different music experiences into one unified voice.
Guitarist Ben Tyree is a performer and composer of virtuosic ability, infectious groove, and eclectic tastes. All of those elements are placed on stunning display on albums released by his own Sonic Architectures label (re:Vision - 2010, Thoughtform Variations - 2012, Burn It! LIVE - 2014, Lifelines - 2020, and Sameer Gupta + Ben Tyree = Unruly Neighbors - 2020). Originally from Washington, DC - having attended the prestigious Duke Ellington School of the Arts and subsequently majored in Jazz Studies at Howard University - Tyree has been NYC-based since 2002. His versatility has additionally led to work with artists as diverse as Vernon Reid, Valerie June, Elliott Sharp, Brooklyn Raga Massive, and the mainstay Burnt Sugar: The Arkestra Chamber to name a few.