Burnside Album Details

Dease, Michael, Grace

"I met John Lee at the Village Vanguard in September 2007," Dease recalls, "when I was playing with Slide Hampton's World of Trombones, and since then we've been working closely together. John later asked me if I would be another one of the JLP's young artists. Of course I was very excited to have John produce my album, with his vast experience and insight." In choosing the songs for Grace, Lee coupled that insight with Dease's own musical knowledge, selecting mostly lesser known, seldom played pieces by some of the legends of jazz - "26-2" by John Coltrane, "Tippin'" by Oscar Peterson, "Blues on the Corner" by McCoy Tyner, "Toys" by Herbie Hancock.