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Dean Johnson

In the last few years Dean has performed with numerous groups including the New York Voices, and in special concerts with jazz artists Fred Hirsch, Jane Ira Bloom and Art Lande. He also performs regularly with pipa virtuoso Min Xioa-Fen and guitarist Steve Salerno in the Blue Pipa Trio, performing their eclectic combination of jazz, bluegrass and Chinese folk songs. As bassist for vocalist Roseanna Vitro, Dean has performed as a U.S. Jazz Ambassador in the Balkans, Kazahkstan and Kyrgystan, as well as a live recording at the Kennedy Center featuring pianist Kenny Werner, and a recording project celebrating the music of Randy Newman featuring Mark Soskin

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Love In The City

Label: Nana Notes Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: 1. I Got Rhythm 5:03 2. Love In The City 4:49 3. My Funny Valentine 5:33 4. Four Brothers 3:22 5. Afro Blue / Afro-Centric 6. Memory Of Father ~ 父の背中 5:47 7. Nice Work If You Can Get It / Take The A Train 5:47 8. How Insensitive 3:36 9. Love Me Or Leave Me 4:14 10. I’ll Remember April 5:07

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Afro Blue / Afro-Centric

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Label: Nana Notes Records
Released: 2022
Duration: 6:01

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While We Were Gone

Label: Paul Jost Music
Released: 2021
Track listing: CD1: Poetic Justice; Bye Bye BlackBird; Feels Like Home: Centerpiece; Ev'rybody's Talkin'; Gentle Rain; Lover Man; A Beautiful Friendship; Marie; My Foolish Heart; Some Other Time. CD2: January 6th; Livin in The Wrong Time; Sunshine Superman; If I Only Had a Brain; Young and Foolish; On the Sunny Side of the Street; If I Had You; I Thought About You; The Nearness of You; I Didn't Know What Time It Was; We'll Be Together Again.

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Sing a Song of Bird

Label: Skyline Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: People Chase; The Scatter; Bird's Song; Parker's Mood; Grapple With The Apple; Audubon's New Bluebird; Sheila, Jazz Child; Quasimodo; Now's The Time; Yardbird Suite; Koko/Cherokee; These Foolish Things.

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The Mulligan Chronicles

Label: Larsenjazz Productions
Released: 2021
Track listing: Walkin' Shoes; Curtains; Festive Minor; Good Neighbor Thelonius; Lonesome Boulevard; Idol Gossip; Rico Apollo; Open Country; The Flying Scotsman; Out Back of the Barn; Etude for Franca; Ring Around the Bright Star; Taurus Moon

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Article: Album Review

Roseanna Vitro: Sing a Song of Bird

Read "Sing a Song of Bird" reviewed by Pierre Giroux


Roseanne Vitro is one of those jazz singers who falls into the category of “I recognize the voice, but I just can't seem to place her." She has more than a respectable discography which stretches back to 1982, when she released her debut album Listen Here for the Texas Rose label. Her fall 2021 album, Sing ...

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News: Recording

Famed Vocalist Roseanna Vitro Releases 'Sing A Song Of Bird Feat. Sheila Jordan, Bob Dorough, Marion Cowings

Famed Vocalist Roseanna Vitro Releases 'Sing A Song Of Bird Feat. Sheila Jordan, Bob Dorough, Marion Cowings

Vocalist Roseanna Vitro is a favorite among jazz aficionados and musicians alike. That’s why Cedar Walton has said, “Roseanna Vitro, one of my favorite vocalists, sings with a great feeling for jazz. Her readings on major compositions are monumental.” Her outsized talents and passion for the music are matched only by the generosity of her spirit, ...

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Article: Take Five With...

Take Five with David Larsen

Read "Take Five with David Larsen" reviewed by AAJ Staff


Meet David Larsen David Larsen is a saxophonist, composer, and educator. He has performed with a variety of artists including Ken Peplowski, Francisco Torres, Dave Glenn, Ron Vincent, Bill Mays, Dean Johnson, and the internationally acclaimed jazz vocalist Halie Loren. Recently, Larsen appears on the Origin Records release New Normal (2021) by Greg Yasinitsky and was ...

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Article: Bailey's Bundles

Ten Artists: May 2019

Read "Ten Artists: May 2019" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


Paul JostSimple LifePaul Jost Music2019 I believe there are precious few exceptional male jazz vocalists. There. I said it. Female vocalists? They are legion. But once one has pruned away the vanity projects, the Sinatra wannabes, and the most recent unforgivable cover of “My Funny Valentine," there remain few. Paul Jost ...


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