... a phenomenal player.
With pianists George Duke & Kenny Werner, organist Larry Goldings, and pianist/accordianist Gil Goldstein, Seattle bassist Dan Dean brings together some of the top keyboard talents in the world for an intimate set of duo performances, each displaying an abundance of spontaneity and spirited exchanges. With Goldings, the duo explores the bop of "In Walked Bud" to the funk of "I Feel Good." Pianists Kenny Werner & George Duke take on standards such as "Stella By Starlight" and "S'Wonderful," while Gil Goldstein adds accordian to the mix with a look at "Lover Man." With the performer's varied and singular styles, and the mix of instruments, there?s great textural variety and the emphasis is aways on musical conversation with a lot of deep interplay. For many years an award-winning composer and producer of music for film, TV and advertising, Dan Dean was always a remarkable bassist and has a rich history of performances with Shelly Manne, Howard Roberts, Ernie Watts, Dave Grusin, Eddie Harris and countless others.
1 'S WONDERFUL 6:04
2 ONE NOTE SAMBA 5:17
3 ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE 10:39
4 IT'S ON 6:12
5 DOLPHIN DANCE 9:46
6 GEORGIA ON MY MIND 8:01
7 STELLA BY STARLIGHT 6:00
8 I GOT YOU (I FEEL GOOD) 4:23
9 LOVER MAN 7:52
10 IN WALKED BUD 5:04
11 BODY AND SOUL 8:15
DAN DEAN - bass
GEORGE DUKE - piano (4,7)
LARRY GOLDINGS - hammond B3 organ (2,6,8,10)
GIL GOLDSTEIN - piano & accordian (3,9)
KENNY WERNER - piano (1,5,11)
Produced by Dan Dean
Recorded at Studio X, Seattle, WA
Engineered by Sam Hofstedt (1,5,11); Josh Evans (4,7)
Recorded at Fantasy Records Studio A, Berkeley, CA
Engineered by Jesse Nichols (2,6,8,10)
Recorded at Avast Studio A, Seattle WA
Engineered by Jay Follette (3,9)
Additional recording on all music at Studio DDP, Mercer Island, WA
Engineered by Dan Dean
Mixed in ProTools & Mastered in Magix Sequoia by Dan Dean
Photo by Luke McGuff
Cover design by John Bishop
Keyboard Magazine (Richard Leiter)
Seattle-based bassist Dan Dean is no stranger to Keyboard magazine: His sample libraries have won 3 Key Buy awards and he's played with piano heroes like Dave Grusin, Bill Mays, Joey deFrancesco and scores more. On "251" (think jazz changes) Dan invited four stellar piano buddies into the studio for a fantastic romp through ten standards and a Geor ...
All Music Guide (Ken Dryden)
Electric bassists aren't all that common leading jazz record dates, but Dan Dean found a very unusual approach, which is playing duets with four separate keyboardists. Kenny Werner is a first-call sideman, leader, and soloist. His meeting with Dean in a superb take of the old warhorse "'S Wonderful" is full of twists, turns, and outright surprises, ...
Audiophile Audition (Doug Simpson)
Electric bassist Dan Dean might not be well known by general jazz fans but he has extensive credits as a sideman for Ernie Watts, Diane Schuur and others; has contributed to television and film music; and is a music educator and an author of instruction books. Other artists, however, regard him with respect and four accomplished keyboardists are in ...
JazzTimes (Brian Sorgel)
The Seattle counterpart of Steve Swallow, bassist Dan Dean is able to swing persuasively, comp authoritatively and improvise melodically on electric bass. O the series of intimate duets he is showcased walking, chording, and soloing freely in the company of four decidedly different keyboard stylists. With Larry Goldings on Hammond B3 organ, Dean ...
JazzReview.com (Larry Taylor)
Bassist Dan Dean shows his talent and versatility on the superb 2 5 1. This CD takes its title from the familiar turnaround that is a key element in the harmonic progression of many classic songs. The 11 numbers here include ten standards and one George Duke composition. They all utilize this musical pattern, but listeners can ignore the technical ...