Benjamin Creighton Griffiths
Recordings:
1 Man Band - CD

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RELEASE DATE:
4 February 2017

1 Man Band
Ben Creighton Griffiths - Harp

The CD, 1 Man Band, is a varied recording of Ben's work. It contains a mix of styles and genres, acoustic and electronic music, and well known tunes and new original music. It features solo harp, solo piano, and mixed tracks as well as one duet (The Station) with percussionist Matthew Williams. Recorded at Acapela Studios in the summer of 2016 and mastered by Reel Time Studios, 1 Man Band is an exciting and fresh approach to the idea of Harp, Jazz, and Jazz Harp by Ben Creighton Griffiths. Released 4 February 2017

1. Caravan - Ellington/Mills/Tizol
2. You've Got a Friend In Me - Randy Newman
3. Maiden Voyage - Herbie Hancock
4. Turn Out The Stars - Bill Evans
5. Time On My Hands - Gordon/Adamson/Youmans
6. A Night In Tunisia - Gillespie/Paparelli
7. Morning - Clare Fischer
8. The Station - Creighton Griffiths/Williams

CD will be available for purchase at Creighton's Collection from 5th February 2017

Pedals & Paws - CD

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Pedals & Paws
Ben Creighton Griffiths - Harp

Recorded in 2015 Pedals & Paws is Benjamin's second Jazz Harp CD and features his own composition "Pedals & Paws" a suite for jazz harp as well as a selection of his arrangements of jazz standards. The CD also includes three bonus tracks where Ben is joined by Mathew Williams on percussion.

Tracks - Harp
1 Georgia On My Mind - Hoagy Carmichael
2-6 Pedals And Paws - Ben Creighton Griffiths
Wake Up Call ~ Morning Walk ~ At the Top of the Stairs
Sleeping Schnauzer ~ Midnight Madness
7 Chameleon - Herbie Hancock
8 Dark Eyes - Traditional arranged Ben Creighton Griffiths

Bonus Tracks - Harp & Percussion
9 Fly Me to the Moon - Bart Howard
10 So What - Miles Davis
11 Chameleon (Alternate Take) – Herbie Hancock

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An Incomplete A-Z of Jazz Harp Music - CD

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An Incomplete A-Z of Jazz Harp Music - Jazz Harp Series Volume 1
Ben Creighton Griffiths - Harp

Welsh Harpist Ben Creighton Griffiths started to learn the harp when he was 4½. Although classically trained on the harp he has always been inspired by jazz and presents us with 15 jazz standards which he has arranged for the harp and Deborah Henson-Conant's "The Nightingale" Recorded April 2012 and launched at VII Rio Harp Festival 1st May 2012

Autumn Leaves - Joseph Kosmas
Brazil - Ary Barroso
Cantina Band - John Williams *
Chameleon - Herbie Hancock
Fly me to the Moon - Bart Howard
Georgia on my mind - Hoagy Carmichael & Stuart Gorrell
The Girl from Ipanema - Antonio Carlos Jobim, Norman Gimbel & Vinicius De Moraes
Got a match? - Chick Corea
Greensleeves - Traditional
Misty - Erroll Garner
The Nightingale - Deborah Henson-Conant **
The Odd Couple - Neal Hefti
Pure Imagination - Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley
Summertime - George Gershwin
Take Five - Paul Desmond
Yardbird Suite - Charlie "Yardbird" Parker

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L'arpa in villa - DVD

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L'arpa in villa - DVD
Solo Harp Recital at Villa Mazzotti, Chiari, Italy, 17 July 2009

On 17th July 2009 Ben gave a solo harp recital at Villa Mazzotti, Chiari, Brescia, Italy as part of “L’arpa e La voce in Villa” organised by Clara Rocco of Musica d’arpa, Milan. The concert was recorded by Rosangela Bonardi (www.blogarpa.it) and is reproduced on this DVD as a single chapter with no edits.

"With very grateful thanks to Clara Rocco, Anna Loro & Elizabeth Fontan-Binoche for inviting me to Chiari and to Rosangelea for making the video."


Concert Programme
Sonata No 3 - John Parry
La Source, Etude, Op. 44 - Alphonse Hasselmans
Sonate pour harpe - Germaine Tailleferre
Ffarwel y telynor - John Thomas
Fire Dance - David Watkins
Elegie pour la mort d'un berger - Bernard Andres
Spanish Dance No 5, Andaluza - Enrique Granados
Alwa - Esteban Benzecry

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A Ceremony of Carols - CD
Front cover of CD A Ceremony of Carols

Benjamin Britten's - A Ceremony of Carols
Llandaff Cathedral Girl Choristers - Director John York Skinner
Ben Creighton Griffiths - Harp

School recording made one day after school in February 2009 in aid of the the Llandaff Cathedral Organ Appeal (Patron HRH The Prince of Wales) which will receive all proceeds from sales.

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Ben Jamming - CD
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Debut CD single of traditional, jazz & blues music in aid of The BBC Children in Need Appeal by a 7 year old harpist!

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BBC Children in Need Appeal is a registered charity, number 802052. This recording is produced and sold under a Commercial Participator Agreement with BBC Children in Need Appeal who receive at least £2.00 per CD sold.

Updated January 2017
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