All These Hands Michael Dease
- 1Creole Country05:44
- 2Delta City Crossroads (44.1 kHz)02:47
- 3Good & Terrible06:36
- 4Territory Blues (44.1 kHz)05:55
- 5Benny's Bounce06:10
- 6Black Bottom Banter (44.1 kHz)02:03
- 7Downtown Chi-Town08:16
- 8Gullah Ring Shout (44.1 kHz)05:59
- 9Chocolate City06:49
- 10Memphis Bbq & Fish Fry05:53
- 12Up South Reverie (44.1 kHz)02:21
Info for All These Hands
Trombonist Michael Dease delivers a unifying message about the Jazz diaspora and the impassioned assistance of “All These Hands.” The program’s message is carefully constructed to provide listeners with a musical narrative about the evolution of the jazz art form as it spread through the different regions and localities of America. To provide assistance in bringing his vision to fruition, Dease assembled an all-star lineup of musicians including trumpeter Etienne Charles, alto saxophonist Steve Wilson, pianist Renee Rosnes, bassist Gerald Cannon, and powerhouse drummer Lewis Nash, along with a number of special guests like Rodney Whitaker, Randy Napoleon and Rufus Reid. With a thoughtful program of original compositions and an uplifting message of inclusivity, “All These Hands” remains insightfully straight forward, steadily swinging, and refreshingly melodic enough to evoke a wide assortment of bright moments to discerning jazz fans everywhere."
"When taken as a whole, All These Hands proves to be both sobering and delightful, as Dease delivers one uplifting performance after another while also addressing all of the racial ills that shadow(ed) jazz and jazz musicians. Dease never turns a blind eye to history's truths, but he never lets them get the better of him either. He's a force for positivity, and All These Hands is proof positive of that statement." (AllAboutJazz)
"Besides the afore-mentioned cities, Dease and his group pay homage to other important cities in jazz history, Memphis, Detroit, Philadelphia, Brooklyn and the sea islands off the coast of his home state, Georgia and South Carolina renowned for its unique Gullah culture and language. After listening to this most satisfying recording, you’ll be throwing both your hands up in joy for a most rewarding musical journey." (KUVO)
Michael Dease, trombone
Renee Rosnes, piano (1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11)
Gerald Cannon, bass (1, 3, 5, 7, 9)
Lewis Nash, drums (1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11)
Steve Wilson, flute (1, 7), alto saxophone (5), soprano saxophone (10)
Etienne Charles, flugelhorn (1), trumpet (3, 9)
Randy Napolean, guitar (2, 4, 8)
Rodney Whitaker, bass (4, 6, 8, 12)
Jason Hainsworth, tenor saxophone (7)
Diego Rivera, tenor saxophone (7)
Rufus Reid, bass (11)
Dan Pratt, tenor saxophone (11)
has emerged as one of the premier jazz trombonists of his generation. He serves as associate professor of jazz trombone at the MSU College of Music.
Born in Augusta, Georgia, the “Deep South,” Dease played the saxophone and trumpet before choosing the trombone. He was a self-taught high school senior, when he moved to New York in 2001 to study at the Juilliard School where he earned his Bachelor and Master degrees.
Dease quickly established his reputation as a soloist and sideman, recording 4 albums as a leader and logging over 100 sessions as a sideman, all before the age of 30. His 4 critically praised releases as a leader include: The Takeover (2005), Clarity (2007), Dease Bones (2008) and Grace (2010). His latest album, Coming Home, to be released on D Clef Records, May 21st, features a stellar lineup of band mates: pianist Renee Rosnes, bassist Christian McBride, drumer Ulysses Owens Jr, and saxophonist Steve Wilson, plus a guest appearance by tenor sax man Eric Alexander.
He is a Grammy award-winning trombonist, and has played with many of today’s foremost jazz orchestras, including those led by Wynton Marsalis, Christian McBride, Roy Hargrove, Nicholas Payton, Charles Tolliver and Rufus Reid. He has revitalized the trombone’s image on the frontline of quintets and sextets lead by masters musicians like Winard Harper, Renee Rosnes, Bill Charlap, Claudio Roditi, The Heath Brothers and Lewis Nash.
Michael learned his craft from trombone legends Wycliffe Gordon and Joseph Alessi. His associations run the entire spectrum of musical genres and include Alicia Keys, Paul Simon, Paul Schaffer, CBS Orchestra, Elton John, Neal Diamond, Illinois Jacquet, Slide Hampton, The World Of Trombones, Fred Wesley, Maceo Parker, WDR Big Band, George Gruntz, Billy Harper, and numerous others.
Dease’s unique blend of curiosity, hard work and optimism has helped him earn worldwide recognition, including awards from ASCAP, The International Trombone Association, Yamaha, Eastern Trombone Workshop, New York Youth Symphony, among others. Dease was recently profiled in Cicily Janus’ book, The New Face of Jazz: An Intimate Look at Today’s Living Legends (Random House).
Michael’s singular teaching talent has resulted in invitations to host master classes and residencies at University of North Texas, Scranton University, University of Iowa, Florida State College, Broward College, and many institutions abroad, and has also been on faculty at Queens College CUNY, The New School and Northeastern University.
Aside from leading his own quartet, quintet and sextet, Dease conducts his own 17-piece big band loaded with young talents like Sharel Cassity and Coleman Hughes, plus heavy hitters Rodney Whitaker, Greg Gisbert and Tom “Bones” Malone.
This album contains no booklet.