Jazz Covers Of Classic R&B, Soul on 180g LP!
Known for his musical versatility, bassist Dezron Douglas is one of the most
in demand young bassists in jazz today. Composer, bandleader, sideman and
educator, Dezron has established himself as a musician’s musician, respected not
only for his talent but also for his dedication to the authenticity of the
Born and raised in Hartford, CT, Dezron grew up surrounded by music. His first
musical influences weren’t actually jazz, even though he is the nephew of the
legendary drummer and composer, Walter Bolden (Nancy Wilson). The sounds that
filled his home were of Stevie Wonder, George Benson, Minnie Ripperton, Diana
Ross, Gregory Isaacs, Peter Tosh, The Clark Sisters, Mahalia Jackson,
Commissioned, and the list goes on. As he explains, "Jazz was always around, but
not at my House." He was influenced by the music, moved by the way sound
expressed emotion. At the age of 12, he was determined to harness that ability.
With the encouragement of his mentor, the late saxophonist, composer, and
educator Jackie McLean, he enrolled in the Jackie McLean Institute of African
American Music at the Hartt School of Music. Studying at Hartt offered him the
opportunity to learn from and work with such notable jazz musicians such as Nat
Reeves, Steve Davis, and of course Jackie McLean.
Transcribing music into emotion was an effortless process for the young bassist.
The years at Hartt helped Dezron to form his own technical approach to the bass,
further developing his versatility. Natural talent combined with his ability to
swing made Dezron one of the most sought after young bassists. While still in
school he routinely performed with: Rene McLean, Steve Davis, Jimmy Greene, Alan
Jay Palmer, Abraham Burton and Eric McPherson, Nita Zarif, and Montenia Shider.
Dezron is currently a member of Louis Hayes Jazz Communicators, Ravi Coltrane
Quartet, Papo Vazquez Mighty Pirates, and he is also a long standing member of
The Cyrus Chestnut Trio amongst many other associations within the music scene.
He has recorded four albums as a leader; two on the VENUS music label, one on
the SMALLSLIVE label and one independent.
common use in jazz after him.
• 180g Vinyl LP
• Mixed and Mastered By Tetsuo Hara
• Made in Japan
Jimmy Greene, tenor & soprano saxophones
Donald Brown, piano
Dezron Douglas, bass
Willie Jones III, drums
1. I Want You
2. Tears Of A Clown
3. Wonderful World
4. Ooh, Baby, Baby
1. You Make Me Feel Brand New
3. So Amazing
4. Love You Madly
Recorded at Tedesco Studios, Paramus, New Jersey on December 11, 2016