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Dena DeRose: United

Pianist-vocalist Dena DeRose and drummer Matt Wilson have been making beautiful music together for more than a decade and a half, nearly the entirety of her recording career. Their sublime rapport was, some nine years ago, expanded and intensified with the addition of bassist Martin Wind. Across four previous albums, they’ve recorded only one-2008’s Live … Read More “Dena DeRose: United”

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Dena DeRose: We Won’t Forget You…An Homage to Shirley Horn

It’s hard to imagine a better choice than Dena DeRose to honor Shirley Horn. The hushed grandeur and understated elegance that were Horn’s trademarks are just as present in DeRose’s playing and singing. Johnny Mandel once remarked that Horn had two heads, referring to her ability to craft self-accompaniment that seemed entirely independent from, yet … Read More “Dena DeRose: We Won’t Forget You…An Homage to Shirley Horn”

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Dena DeRose: Travelin’ Light

This hour-long session, captured over three nights at Antwerp’s Chromatic Attic in springtime 2010, isn’t Dena DeRose’s first live album. Indeed, she’s delivered nothing but live albums since the mid-2000s. But it does mark the first time, across a career now entering its third decade, that DeRose recorded, live or in studio, solo-just her at … Read More “Dena DeRose: Travelin’ Light”

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