About This Project
Jazz masters and critics alike have pegged Dease as one of the most impressive trombonists of his generation and a player of unlimited potential. Grace is remarkable in its diversity of styles. Working with veteran producer John Lee (who invited him to join the Gillespie All-Stars), they focused primarily on songs that had not been overly recorded. With Dease and Lee working together as co-arrangers, they uncover new approaches to each song while recruiting a first-rate rhythm section of Cyrus Chestnut, Rufus Reid, and Gene Jackson, plus a number of special guests. Bix Beiderbecke’s “In a Mist” was penned as a solo piano vehicle, but this updated chart begins in a slow Impressionist setting and evolves into a rollicking post-bop vehicle.