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Michael Dease: Clarity

Read "Clarity" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

The eminent J.J. Johnson casts a big jazz shadow, as the trombone master was instrumental in bringing the big brass horn out of the harmonic background and into the ensemble forefront, beginning with his late 1940's work with Charlie Parker. Without him, we might never have seen the star of Curtis Fuller rise on the classic John Coltrane set, Blue Train (Blue Note, 1959). And without those two pioneers, Michael Dease--who was surely destined for music--might be ...

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Michael Dease: Clarity

Read "Clarity" reviewed by Edward Blanco

At the tender age of twenty-four, jazz trombonist and educator Michael Dease has developed an impressive musical résumé that now includes his third album as leader with Clarity and his second 2007 issue (Dease Bones, on Astrix Media). With credits that include an extensive performance roster--including Wynton Marsalis, Wycliffe Gordon, Alicia Keys and Slide Hampton, being a member of the Dizzy Gillespie Alumni All-Star Big Band and former member of the Illinois Jacquet Big Band---Dease is well on his way ...


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