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Dan Dean: Songs Without Words

Read "Songs Without Words" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Bassist Dan Dean's original plan for this project was the hiring of sixteen string players to join him in the studio to record a set for solo bass with string orchestra: Vivaldi's Concerto For Lute and Orchestra in D Major, along with music from JS Bach, Mussorgsky, Rimsky-Korsakoff and Albononi. The cost for the project proved ...


A New Duet Release By Dan Dean And George Duke

A New Duet Release By Dan Dean And George Duke

Internationally recognized bassist Dan Dean has performed with the some of the finest musicians of our time, including B.B. King, Buddy DeFranco, Donny Hathaway, Tom Scott, Dave Grusin, Don Grusin, Ernie Watts, Freddie Hubbard and many others. One of his favorite collaborations of all was with the legendary pianist George Duke, and Seattle-based label Arena Jazz is proud to ...


Tom Collier: Across The Bridge

Read "Across The Bridge" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Ruminations on the past, musical or otherwise, are often weighed down by the sediment of sentiment. But it certainly doesn't have to be that way. Looking back can provide an outlet for the imagination to take control, and vibraphonist Tom Collier seems well aware of that. On Across The Bridge, Collier revisits his youth, delivering nine ...


Dan Dean: 2 5 1

Read "2 5 1" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Take four talented and creative keyboard players, one at a time. Select a few standards, plus one original tune. Pick up your electric bass and join in. Enjoy. The result is 2 5 1, an immediately accessible and inviting album of keyboard and bass duets from Dan Dean and his guests.

Of course, ...


Dan Dean: 2 5 1

Read "2 5 1" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Bassist Dan Dean is no stranger to the format of the intimate duo. His teaming with vibraphonist Tom Collier on the superb and aptly titled Duets (Origin Records, 2005) was a bright sparkling gem of a recording. On 2 5 1 he goes for a broader exploration of that sound, pairing up with four of his ...

Dan Dean: 2 5 1

Read "Dan Dean: 2 5 1" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Dan Dean
2 5 1
Origin Records

Bassist Dan Dean leaves no stone unturned when it comes to his knowledge and involvement in the world of music. His work as a producer and engineer, along with his development of the Dan Dean Sample Libraries, demonstrates his affinity ...

Take Five With Dan Dean

Read "Take Five With Dan Dean" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Meet Dan Dean:

Bassist, Sample Library developer, Engineer/Producer. Played with jazz greats like Howard Roberts, Dave Grusin, Stan Getz, Eddie Harris, Eddie “Cleanhead" Vinson, Shelly Manne, B.B. King, Ernestine Anderson, Diane Schuur and others. Created the Dan Dean Sample Libraries for GigaStudio. Wrote and produced the Hal Leonard Electric Bass Method and Studio Series books.