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Content by tag "Dan DeChellis"

The Dan DeChellis Trio: Strength And Anger

Read "Strength And Anger" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

On Strength And Anger, Pianist Dan DeChellis' continues his original explorations within the trio format, building on his work on such albums as My Age Of Anxiety (Self Produced, 2012), The Getback (Self Produced, 2009), Organic Material (Self Produced, 2008), and Climbing (Self Produced, 2006).

The seventeen songs presented herein--most in the three-to-five ...

Take Five with Dan DeChellis

Read "Take Five with Dan DeChellis" reviewed by Dan DeChellis

Meet Dan DeChellis:

Dan DeChellis' music consists of melody, emotion, energy, and spontaneous adventure. Born on classic rock, schooled in classical music, matured on jazz, and aged with ambient music, DeChellis is a fan of all music and styles. He has released over eight albums of purely improvised music on his own label, Sachimay Records. ...

Dan DeChellis Trio: My Age of Anxiety

Read "My Age of Anxiety" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

If anything in jazz approaches the status of a commodity, it would be the piano trio. The inevitable comparisons run the gamut from Bill Evans and Keith Jarrett to Cecil Taylor and, more often than not, those benchmarks are either unattainable or unsustainable. A more accessible measure may be in the ability to differentiate one group's ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Dan DeChellis Trio: Organic Material

Read "Organic Material" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Good ideas need to be expanded upon rather than repeated, since even the best of them may lose their appeal with multiple restatements. Dan DeChellis' Organic Matter is full of interesting musical concepts that are not really explored to their fullest; rather, they are repeated with each track multiple times, creating a pleasant, hypnotic effect that, ...

Gary Hassay / Dan Dechellis / Tatsuya Nakatani: Beauty

Read "Beauty" reviewed by Jim Santella

Free music that casts a spell on you comes with a price. You are entitled to dream, imagine something different with every listen. Beauty takes many forms and everyone has their opinion. Alto saxophonist Gary Hassay, pianist Dan DeChellis and percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani show you their own ideas about beauty on this recent album.

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Dan DeChellis: Chamber Music

Read "Chamber Music" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Free jazz (and I mean the really free stuff) can approach pure improvisation. But the more abstract it gets, the more it can also approximate noise. The same can also be said for a lot of the “modern classical" that took off after John Cage. So sometimes it's hard to say exactly what's going on in ...