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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 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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