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Dan Rose

Born November 6, 1947 in Elmira, New York, moved to New York City at the age of 17 to be close to it all. In the Later 1960's lived in San Francisco and studied with Jerry Hahn and John Reible and was influence by Barney Kessel, Tal Farlow, Kenny Burrell and Jim Hall.

Toured and recorded with Paul Bley 1973 and 1974. During which time he was introduced to the music of Carla Bley who became a major influence on his composition and musical concept.

During the 1970's Dan was very active in the New York "Loft Jazz" scene.

In 1979 he composed and recorded "CLOSE OPPOSITES" released on the Alacra label. He then moved to Europe where he performed in clubs with his own band and as a sideman. In 1981 returned to New York. In 1992 composed and recorded "CONVERSATIONS" on ENJA RECORDS featuring Steve Swallow and John Betsch. In the fall of 92 moved to Paris for two years.

Dan Rose's "THE WATER'S RISING," (ENJA 1997) features Peter Madsen, Peter Warren and Victor Lewis. "FOUNTAINS," (Midlantic Records 2002) trio featuring Ben Riley and Kiyoshi Kitagawa. "WHISPERS IN THE DARKNESS," 2008 with singer Tony Perry, "OASIS," (ENJA 2013) Duo with pianist Claudine Francois, "STRINGS ATTACHED," (ENJA 2019) Trio with Kiyoshi Kitagawa and Tony Moreno, "LAST NIGHT," (RIDE SYMBOL RECORDS 2017), Solo Guitar, "NEW LEAVES," (RIDE SYMBOL RECORDS 2019) Duo with Claudine Francois.

Dan was featured in the book, "Jazz Guitar On Record," by Richard Hetrick.

Some of the other musicians he has performed and recorded with include: Gillis Cure, Tom Malone, Bruce Ditmas, Danny Gottlieb, Marc Egan, Michael Moss, Sarah Larson, Perry Robinson, Mark Whitecage, John Shea, Marty Cook, Monty Waters, Bobby Naughton, Mario Pavone, Armen Halburian, Badel Roy, Jay Clayton, Sonny Stitt, Wilbur Little, Mark Johnson, Billy Hart, Thomas Chapin, Jean Jacques Avenel, Arthur Blythe, Rashid Ali, John Abercrombie, Tyrone Brown, Winard Harper, Joe Cohn, Jeff Williams, Ron McClure, Connie Crothers, Cecil Bridgewater, Percy Heath, Connie Kaye, Eric Reed, Antonio Hart, Bill Crow, Don Friedman, John Faddis, Christian McBride, Louis Nash, Russell Malone, Delfeayo Marsalis, Randy Brecker, Steve Turre, Ada Rovati, Cyrus Chestnut and Carl Allen.

From 1998 to 2005, Dan performed in and helped produce, "JAZZ AT JENNINGS," an annual benefit concert held at Peter Jennings Bridgehampton home.

2015,'16 and '17, performed in "JAZZ FOR JENNINGS" concerts.

From 1996-2001, Dan worked exclusively with Max Roach as producer and recording engineer.

Dan has composed and performed music for the following films:

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Multiple Reviews

The Pandemic Sessions: Solos, Pt. 1

Read "The Pandemic Sessions: Solos, Pt. 1" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Part 1 | Part 2 The entire world was in lockdown during the COVID-19 crisis and of course, that includes musicians. Unable to tour and record with their various ensembles, many prepared solo projects (some recorded before the virus struck) for your listening pleasure. Most of the music is very personal, as if the artist were asking the listener to consume the music in a socially distant manner. Meaning, in private. Michael FormanekImperfect Measures

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Dan Rose, Claudine Francois: New Leaves

Read "New Leaves" reviewed by Jack Bowers

On New Leaves, their second recording together, longtime friends and sometime colleagues guitarist Dan Rose and pianist Claudine Francois focus their talents on making beautiful music together, a plan whose success is self-evident but whose single-mindedness could leave some listeners wishing for greater variety. That's not meant to berate, as beauty needs no defense, but simply to point out that the music bears an obvious semblance from track to track that even beauty can't fully redeem. While ...

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Ralph Simon: As

Read "As" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

As represents composer/saxophonist Ralph Simon’s second recording as a leader. Although originally recorded in 1981, As sounds remarkably fresh while consistently conveying a contemporary feel or vibe which is evident from the opening moments of Simon’s piece, “Kalimba”. Here, Simon and his bandmates elicit tropical themes enhanced by the late Gene Adler’s meticulous utilization of the kalimba along with vibraphonist Jeff Berman as Simon provides the ethereal treatments and acute expressionism via his soprano sax. Peppery yet low-key rhythms prevail ...

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Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

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