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“Chasing The Unicorn” explodes out of the speakers with great urgency and high spirits.

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Saxophonist, bass clarinetist, educator, and composer Roxy Coss has a new album, her third as a leader and first for Posi-Tone Records. “Chasing the Unicorn” features six original pieces plus works by Joe Henderson, Wayne Shorter, Lionel Loueke, Lennon & McCartney, and Willie Nelson. With her regular band, composed of Alex Wintz (guitar), Glenn Zaleski (piano), Rick Rosato (bass), ...Read More

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April 24th, 2017 at 12:21 pm

Chance Meeting Lands Junior Role as Drummer on “Father Figure” by Michael Dease

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A UT student drummer has made his professional debut on a recently released album. Luther Allison, a junior jazz student in UT’s School of Music, recently recorded on jazz trombonist Michael Dease’s newest album, Father Figure, which was released on April 22. When one of his professors recommended him for the drummer at the Jazz Trombone Institute summer camp in Brevard, North Carolina, Alliso ...Read More

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June 24th, 2016 at 9:12 am

Downbeat hops on the trail blazed by Michael Dease on “Father Figure”

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Michael Dease is an inventive trombonist with an athletically tuneful sound and a predilection for bringing his instrument’s voice to the fore. Having built the foundation of his career as a section player in bands led by Christian McBride and Roy Hargrove, he has now become a preeminent leader in his own right. Within his preferred artistic setting—the bop-oriented small group—he has record ...Read More

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June 6th, 2016 at 1:10 pm

Step Tempest gives us the guidance on “Father Figure” by Michael Dease

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The brand new Dease disk, “Father Figure“, not only casts the trombonist in the role of leader but also mentor.  He, Glenn Zaleski (a young pro) and Behn Gillece (vibraphone) are the veterans in an ensemble that also features bassist Endea Owens, drummer Luther Allison plus alto saxophonists Markus Howell and Immanuel Wilkins.  Ms. Owens and Mr. Allison make for an impressive rhythm ...Read More

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May 23rd, 2016 at 12:53 pm

Classicalite.com reviews “Father Figure” by Michael Dease

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On his ninth CD (third for Posi-Tone), Michael Dease cuts loose with a wildly swingin’ post-boppin’ assemblage of talent on vibraphone, piano, bass, drums and two alto saxophones wherein the trombone man serves as Father Figure to some crazily talented youngsters and veterans alike (pianist Glenn Zaleski and vibraphonist Behn Gillece shine throughout) on originals and well-picked co ...Read More

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May 23rd, 2016 at 10:06 am

“Father Figure” by Michael Dease gets reviewed by All About Jazz

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Paying it forward is simply a given in jazz. Long before the music was welcomed in ivory tower institutions and codified for classroom consumption at all levels, seasoned musicians were sharing their hard-earned knowledge with aspiring youngsters on bandstands and in basements, serving as guides, exemplars, nurturers, and teachers all at once. Those experienced players were musical father figures, ...Read More

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April 3rd, 2016 at 10:12 am

“Decisions” by Michael Dease gets reviewed by All About Jazz

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When it comes to decision-making, not everything is black and white or right and wrong. On occasion there are multiple paths that can be seen as the correct choice, and trombonist Michael Dease truly understands that. Dease came to a significant fork in life’s road when he found himself in a position to decide whether to remain a first-call New York-based player or move to Michigan. He ultim ...Read More

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October 8th, 2015 at 10:38 am