Bassist/Composer George DeLancey “Paradise” Ft. Lawrence Leathers and an All-Star Band Release: February 1


Scott H. Thompson

Bassist, Composer George DeLancey
Ft. Lawrence Leathers and an All-Star Band

Release: February 1st


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


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)



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About the Author / Scott H. Thompson

About Scott Thompson Thompson served as Assistant Director of Public Relations for Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York for almost a decade. With a background in broadcast journalism, Thompson’s voice and work has been heard on the Associated Press Radio Network, the Mutual Broadcasting network and NBC-AM New York, on The Morning Show. His experience spans radio, television, print and the internet. Thompson co-produced the New Haven Jazz Festival from 1994-2000. A prolific writer, Thompson has contributed to DownBeat, JazzTimes, Jazziz, and the All Music Guide. He penned the CD liner notes to Herbie Hancock Head Hunters, Weather Report 8:30, George Duke Brazilian Love, Stan Getz The New Collection, The Essence of Maynard Ferguson, and The Essence of Al DiMeola. Scott is one of the original members of the Jazz Journalists Association. Editor’s note: Style Quarterly is very pleased to make the connection with Scott and values his enthusiastic support of Jazz.


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