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Dezron Douglas & Brandee Younger, Samuel Blaser & Pia Hernandez

Read "Dezron Douglas & Brandee Younger, Samuel Blaser & Pia Hernandez" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


Coping with the pandemic has come in many forms for musicians. Bassist Dezron Douglas and harpist Brandee Younger decided to host a weekly streaming session where they played and commented on the world as it was happening in their NYC apartment. They culled an album's worth of music from the series and have now released it on Force Majeure. Trombonist Samuel Blaser was fortunate to squeeze in a short tour in the fall when things had eased. The pandemic however ...

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Album Review

Dezron Douglas: Black Lion

Read "Black Lion" reviewed by Geno Thackara


It's striking, regal, moody, even a bit dangerous--and that's just the cover. Whatever statement Dezron Douglas is making with the name of this EP (also shared by the freshly formed sextet behind it), it's probably one with layers of meaning and history. As you might expect from someone versatile enough to be among jny: New York City's most in-demand bassists, those qualities are only part of an impressively eclectic range. Cue up the EP itself and you can also add ...

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Take Five With...

Take Five With Dezron Douglas

Read "Take Five With Dezron Douglas" reviewed by Carla Parisi


Meet Dezron Douglas: On Dezron Douglas: Live at Smalls, the bass prodigy is presented with a band of his peers: the highly original Stacy Dillard, the fiery Josh Evans, pianist David Bryant and the veteran drummer Willie Jones III.Hailing from Hartford, CT, Douglas is a product of the Jackie McLean institute. Quickly establishing himself as a dominant voice on the jazz scene of New York City, Dezron began to work with such giants as Louis Hayes, Pharoah Sanders, ...


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