THREADBARE - Silver Dollar


Musicians on the recording

Jason Stein - bass clarinet
Ben Cruz - guitar
Emerson Hunton - drums

Recording track list

1. And When Circumstances Arise  6:13
2. Threadbare 02 8:45
3. 70 Degrees and Counting Down
4. 24 Meshed Veils
5. Funny Thing Is
6. Threadbare
7. Silver Dollar
8. Untitled



NoBusiness Records NBCD 127
Release year - 2020

Credits and release info

  • Track 1, 3, 5, 7 composed by Ben Cruz (BMI)
  • Track 2, 4, 6 composed by Emerson Hunton (ASCAP)
  • Track 8 composed by Ben Cruz and Emerson Hunton
  • All music performed by Jason Stein, Ben Cruz and Emerson Hunton
  • Recorded by Scott Steinman on February 24, 2019 at Electrical Audio in Chicago, IL
  • Mixed by Scott Steinman
  • Mastered by Arūnas Zujus at MAMAstudios
  • Photo by Emerson Hunton
  • Design by Oskaras Anosovas

Reviews and articles


George Grella - New York City Jazz Record

The bass clarinet-guitar-drums trio Threadbare is much more in Stein’s wheelhouse. There are grooves on Silver Dollar, edged with plenty of metal and even punk rock ideas and a heavy feel that’s a nice change of pace to the majority of modern jazz. Having the groove there, even the sludge of the title track, makes an enormous difference, bringing out the best in Stein; he may be one of many quality musical thinkers who excel when responding to the stimulus of the world around them. This band is bedrock for Stein’s musicality. The strong beats and pulses bring out a subtle change in his articulation that makes for a dramatic separation between this album and the other two—stand-alone notes, or ones that initiate phrases, have a clear, measured attack, not emphasis but the energy of a band playing within structure. “Threadbare” is a critical microcosm of his qualities, with a long, free opening that moves toward and away the attention, then a crushing, complex groove that launches Stein, guitarist Ben Cruz and drummer Emerson Hunton onto a higher level. There’s a sense of variety among the tracks, which make this a substantial statement from what sounds like a working band.


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