Decker, E. J.

Candela, 2018CD
Instrument: Male Vocals

Issue: 24.2

Jazz Ruler Type: R&B+Jazz
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Performance: 4
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Sound: 3
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O’s Notes: E. J. Decker has rich baritone vocals that sooth the soul and set the foundation for his blues based classics. Claire Daly (baritone sax), Chris Bergson (g) and Elizabeth Frascoia (tb) provide strong accompaniment on tunes like “What A Difference A Day Made”. Les Kurtz tickles the ivory with bassist Saadi Zain and drummer Tom Melito rounding out the rhythm section. We also liked “Its Too Late Baby, Too Late” with good support from Bergson. This program recreates the songs of Arthur Prysock, a rarely celebrated but formidable R&B legend of the 1960s. Decker’s arrangements are fresh, crisp and appreciable.


Publicist: Two for the Show Media