Michael Dease - Father Figure (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 62:07 minutes | 1,23 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover
Never underestimate a jazz musician's capacity for drawing on material from vastly different sources, deflating the ostensible dissimilarities, and producing vibrant sounds that don't hew to convention or expectations. From the music's early years, resourceful artists have been confounding audiences and critics alike by putting their stamp on anything that strikes their fancy, from gutbucket blues to pop ditties to art songs, and everything in between, ultimately leaving no stone unturned. Michael Dease's Father Figure, the trombonist's third disc for the Posi-Tone imprint in as many years, offers interpretations of Charlie Parker's "Confirmation" and Meredith Willson's "Marian The Librarian." Between Dease's arrangements and a fine band of young players, the bebop standard and the fluffy, endearing show tune from The Music Man sound as if they were meant to be on the same recording.