Release Date: October 28, 2016
The band’s repertoire is unmatched, in one set paying tribute to the music of Duke Ellington and Fletcher Henderson, and in another the proto-R&B sounds of Detroit artists such as Paul “Hucklebuck” Williams and King Porter. On some nights an audience might be treated to an entire evening devoted to the Afro-futuristic rhythms of Sun Ra—to whom the name Planet D Nonet is a deferential nod, if not a wink.
Release Date: April 01, 2016
Randy Napoleon has an all-finger approach; at least that’s what George Benson says of the Detroit-based jazz guitarist, whose highly melodic and groove-oriented style showcases a harmonic richness and giant acoustic sound.
“He doesn’t use just thumb or pick,” observes Benson in a 2010 interview with Vintage Guitar Magazine. “He’s spectacular.”
Release Date: September 28, 2015
Southeastern Michigan jazz drummer Sean Dobbins has been the most active sideman on the local scene during the first decade of the new millennium for good reason. A facile, limber, inventive, and playful musician who adds extreme value to any band, his happy persona and zest for life easily translate into every performance.
Release Date: September 18, 2015
A gifted piano player and organist, Glenn is also a spirited composer and arranger. His pieces are written to relax players into giving their best, while still challenging the multi-generational talents that he’s known for bringing together.
Release Date: July 15, 2015
Confidence and talent have taken De’Sean Jones far in the last decade and a half, a long road that started with a casual bet between De’Sean and his father.