Trombonist Michael Dease gives listeners the real deal by assembling a colossal collection of several of the best trombonists -- including Conrad Herwig, Marshall Gilkes, and Gina Benalcazar -- for his latest release Bonafide. Highlighted by a full complement of tour de force performances, the album also features strong showings supported by the hard swinging rhythm section of pianist David Hazeltine, bassist Todd Coolman, and the ever exciting drummer E.J. Strickland. This amazing ensemble of talents plays skillfully, and everyone works seamlessly together to keep the session in the pocket while the trombones cover all the finer points of the music with effortless mastery and melodic brilliance. Bonafide is a straight forward collection of quality performances that will certainly entertain jazz enthusiasts again and again with amazement and delight.
MICHAEL DEASE, Trombone MARSHALL GILKES, Trombone CONRAD HERWIG, Trombone GINA BENALCAZAR, Bass Trombone SAM DILLON, Tenor Sax DAVID HAZELTINE, Piano TODD COOLMAN, Bass E.J. STRICKLAND, Drums
TRACK LISTING: 1. PEARLS 2. THEME FOR BASIE 3. RUFUS MCWHITMAN 4. TENOR MADNESS 5. BATISTA'S GROOVE 6. COEXIST 7. FORGE AHEAD 8. ALPHA 9. IN WALKED WAYNE 10. NÓS 11. THE REAL DEAL