Jamael Dean is a 20 year-old jazz prodigy who has collaborated and performed with the likes of Kamasi Washington, Thundercat, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson and Carlos Niño. Jamael’s music reflects the influence of his contemporaries as well as his jazz ancestors: Sun Ra, Alice Coltrane, Herbie Hancok and soul jazz drummer Donald Dean, who is also his grandfather.
Oblivion is a 3-track, 30-minute album – also available on tape. It’s his second release on Stones Throw.
Performers: Jamael Dean – piano, Sharada Shashidhar – vocals, Aaron Shaw – tenor saxophone, Devin Daniels – alto saxophone, Zekkereyaa El-Magharbel – Trombone, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson – viola, Chris Palmer – bass, Tim Angulo – drums.
Album artwork is based on The Earth’s Moon, a poster by the National Geographic Society – design by David W. Cook, Richard Furno, David Moore, and Tibor Toth – for National Geographic Magazine, 1969.
Edited version of “Infant Eyes” (written by Wayne Shorter, 1964)