The Seasons is a forthcoming album of studio recordings and reinterpretations of Ben Wendel’s compositions that he had performed in a duo with various musicians on his acclaimed YouTube series of the same name. For this album and the tour dates to follow it, the saxophonist-composer formed a band with guitarist Gilad Hekselman, pianist Aaron Parks, drummer Eric Harland and bassist Matt Brewer. Each of its 12-tracks is inspired by the compositions of Tchaikovsky and dedicated to a specific month of the year.

Saxophonist/composer/bandleader/educator/catalyst Ben Wendel is based in Brooklyn, NY. The Seasons is not only a representation of the passage of time but a statement on how technology has changed how artists communicate and share art.