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JazzTimes review of Michael Dease “Relentless”…

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        jazztimes.com Michael Dease Relentless Posi-Tone By Jeff Tamarkin  Like doo-wop, trad-jazz or rockabilly, big-band jazz is so closely associated with a bygone era that any musician testing its waters must find a way to transcend retro or just give in and drag out the charts from the swing era. Trombonist Michael Dease, on his debut big-band effort, transcends. ...Read More

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September 4th, 2014 at 11:02 pm

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SomethingElse features an exclusive track from Michael Dease “Relentless”…

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/somethingelsereviews.com/             Sometimes a cover song reveals a lot of the genius of the musician covering it. Michael Dease’s big band rendition of the Brecker Brothers’ “Roppongi” surely does that, but it also speaks loudly about the underappreciated ingenuity of the song’s composer, Randy Brecker. The closing track from The Return of the Brecke ...Read More

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July 23rd, 2014 at 7:04 pm

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Brent Black reviews Michael Dease “Relentless”…

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 www.criticaljazz.com     If slow and steady does indeed win the race then watch out for Michael Dease as he is Relentless! Brent Black / www.criticaljazz.com I have to admit if I hear one more big band release this year then you can look for me at Home Depot in the length of rope and rickety stool department. The format is on the upswing yet the preconceived notion of predict ...Read More

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July 23rd, 2014 at 4:01 pm

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Michael Dease “Relentless” is DownBeat editor’s pick…

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www.downbeat.com           BY BOBBY REED Michael Dease, Relentless (Posi-Tone) Trombonist Michael Dease applied his extensive knowledge of big bands when preparing to record his sixth leader album, Relentless. “My big band is inspired by the sophistication of Ellington, the pacing of Basie, the fervor of Dizzy and the tumult of McCoy Tyner’s and Charles Tolliver ...Read More

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July 23rd, 2014 at 1:52 pm

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Joe Magnarelli and Michael Dease are both featured in JazzWax “discoveries of the week”…

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http://www.JazzWax.com/2014/07/ten-cd-discoveries-of-the-week.html               Joe Magnarelli—Lookin’ Up! (Posi-Tone). I’ve always loved Mags’ round, fleshy sound on trumpet. Here, he turns up the heat on songs like Third Set, Suddenly It’s Spring and John Coltrane’s Miles’ Mode—soaring up the lines and swooping do ...Read More

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July 23rd, 2014 at 11:39 am

StepTempest covers Michael Dease “Relentless”…

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http://steptempest.blogspot.com/2014/07/large-bands-music-of-americas-world.html                 Georgia native Michael Deaseis a multi-instrumentalist known mostly for his work on trombone but is also proficient on trumpet and saxophone.  He has established himself as a producer and sideman, appearing on dozens of recordings and gigs ranging from Alicia ...Read More

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July 23rd, 2014 at 10:16 am

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Wondering Sound reviews Michael Dease “Relentless”…

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        wonderingsound.com Michael Dease, Relentless: Solid big band release from trombonist Dease, who can always be relied upon for some tasteful, straight-ahead jazz, whether it’s a small combo or a large crowd on the bandstand. For this recording, he brings an entourage numbering the twenties, which is comprised of some heavy hitters on the scene, including bassist Lind ...Read More

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July 23rd, 2014 at 8:05 am

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Audiophile Audition coverage for Michael Dease “Relentless”…

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http://audaud.com/2014/07/michael-dease-relentless-posi-tone/           Michael Dease – Relentless – Posi-Tone PR8127, 64:12 [7/8/14] ****½: I’d have to say that Posi-Tone is two for two on current releases by Joe Magnarelli and Michael Dease. Both are great acquisitions to the Posi-Tone roster, and I’m hoping that they stay put for awhile. I can’t give enough ...Read More

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July 23rd, 2014 at 7:52 am

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Dan Bilawsky reviews Michael Dease “Relentless”…

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www.allaboutjazz.com Michael Dease: Relentless (2014) By DAN BILAWSKY, While rising star trombonist Michael Dease’s previous albums have all been small group affairs, much of his sideman work has marked him as something of a large ensemble specialist. He’s put his slide to good use in numerous big bands and jazz orchestras, including those led by Christian McBride, Charles Tollive ...Read More

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July 12th, 2014 at 10:11 am

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