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Bassist, Composer George DeLancey 'Paradise' Featuring Lawrence Leathers And An All-Star Band Release Date: February 1st!

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George DeLancey understands the entire scope and history of the bass, his playing reflects this and looks towards the future. As a composer, he is without a doubt, one of the most creative melodists of his generation. —Todd Stoll, Jazz at Lincoln Center
George DeLancey
Paradise, the sophomore release from critically acclaimed bassist/ composer George DeLancey, features a mix of hard swinging original compositions and jazz standards, and a host prominent young New York City jazz players. Release date is February 1st (George DeLancey Music).

The all-star band includes: pianist Tadataka Unno (Jimmy Cobb, Roy Hargrove), saxophonist Caleb Wheeler Curtis (Walking Distance, Orrin Evans), and Lawrence Leathers, the Grammy-winning drummer for Cécile McLorin Salvant.

“George DeLancey understands the entire scope and history of the bass, his playing reflects this and looks towards the future. As a composer, he is without a doubt, one of the most creative melodists of his generation." —Todd Stoll, Jazz at Lincoln Center (Education, Vice President)

Personnel

George DeLancey: bass
Caleb Wheeler Curtis: alto saxophone
Jonathan Beshay: tenor saxophone, clarinet (4)
Tony Lustig: baritone saxophone, soprano saxophone (1)
Mike Sailors: trumpet, flugelhorn (3)
Robert Edwards: trombone
Tadataka Unno: piano
Lawrence Leathers: drums
Tatum Greenblatt: lead trumpet* (10 only)
Ray Cetta: tuba* (10 only)

Track Listing

1. Paradise (DeLancey) 4:48
Serene tone poem featuring tenor saxophonist Jonathan Beshay

2. Bohemia After Dark (Oscar Pettiford) 4:00
Blistering bebop excursion, a tribute to bassist/ composer Oscar Pettiford and the Cannonball Adderley Quintet recording “In San Francisco.” soloists: George DeLancey (bass), Mike Sailors (trumpet), Caleb Wheeler Curtis (alto sax), Tadataka Unno (piano)

3. To Another Girl (DeLancey) 3:31
Brooding ballad with shades of Charles Mingus and Gil Evans

4. Skating in Central Park (John Lewis) 4:30
Classical meets Jazz arrangement of MJQ classic waltz, featuring Tadataka Unno (piano)

5. Alone Time (DeLancey) 3:48
Intricate Modern Jazz composition, featuring Robert Edwards (trombone)

6. Locomotive (Thelonious Monk) 3:24
Upbeat arrangement of Monk’s “train” tune featuring a chorus from each soloist Tony Lustig (baritone sax), Robert Edwards (trombone), Jon Beshay (tenor sax), Mike Sailors (trumpet), Caleb Wheeler Curtis (alto sax), Tadataka Unno (piano)

7. While I Was Away (DeLancey) 5:11
Lyrical Ballad, featuring arco bass melody and piano solo by Tadataka Unno

8. All the Things You Are (Kern/ Hammerstein) 3:10
Virtuosic bass solo feature with full band accompaniment. *add Tatum Greenblatt (lead trumpet), Ray Cetta (tuba)

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