Dean, Geoffrey

Amp Music, 2024CD
Instrument: Piano

Issue: 30.1

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 3
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 71
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Jazz pianist Geoffrey Dean plays a wide variety of music, but Foundations is focused on lesser known, hard bop tunes. Dean plays in a quartet with Harish Raghavan (b), Justin Copeland (t), and Eric Binder (d). There are nine selections highlighted by “E.S.P.”, the warm “Is That So”, and the swinging “Jet Stream”. Surprising fact: Dean goes by an alias, Baraka where he composes fresh, electronic music influenced by Hip hop, Jazz, R&B, and other progressive formats.


Publicist: Lisa Reedy Promotions