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Dan DeChellis

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Dan DeChellis’s music consists of melody, emotion, energy and spontaneous adventure. Born on classic rock, schooled in classical music, matured on jazz, aged with ambient music, he is a fan of all music and styles. He has released over 8 CD’s of purely improvised music on his own label, Sachimay Records. Dan is also a member of the Hassay / DeChellis / Nakatani Trio with whom he has released two CD’s on the German Label, Konnex Records. He is a member of two rock bands, Grey Sky Turn and Four the Day and a professor of music at Moravian College where he directs the Improvised Music Ensemble (MIME). Dan’s music draws from his love of lush harmony and nostalgic melodies

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A Distant Memory

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Label: Self Produced
Released: 0
Duration: 5:40

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Strength And Anger

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2014
Track listing: 24 Hour Intervals; Anticipation; 20 Year Waltz; Empty Words And Spent Energy; Shoulders Of Giants; The First Of Many; Full Circle; The Decision; Thing Too Much; My Old Man; On The Brink; The Helpless Romantic; SKIRMISH; Morning Due; I Know What You're Thinking; What I Know, And What I Wish I Didn't; Strength And Anger.

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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 ...

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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. ...

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24 Hour Intervals

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Label: Self Produced
Released: 2014
Duration: 05:17

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My Age of Anxiety

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2012
Track listing: My Age of Anxiety; Dr. Kindt; After Much Deliberation; 13 Holes; SkirtSkate; A Piece of Peace; Path; The Façade; A Search for More; Suspended in Time; Change is Good; A Time of Sighs (for Paul Motian); A Sarcastic Welcome; The Bottom.

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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 ...

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Organic Material

Label: Sachimay Records
Released: 2009
Track listing: Get It While You Can; Path; Device; You're So Perceptive; The Mature Weekend; Organic Material.

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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, ...


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