Jazzed Media, 2015, CD
Instrument: Male Vocals
Jazz Ruler Type: Ballads, Blues
O’s Notes: This quarter we reviewed a lot of cabaret vocalists and a few crooners but none as distinct as Michael Dees. He is a polished veteran that knows how to swing and more importantly, he knows how to sing (vs. speak) the lyrics. Listening to Dees soar on “Look At Me”, we enjoy his range and dynamics, a sample of what we hear throughout the session. The icing on the cake is that Michael brings all new, original material. Terry Trotter (p), Chuck Berghofer (b) and Steve Schaeffer’s (d) are a solid rhythm section anchors a first rate band that features guest artists on brass and percussion. The result is a performance that you’ll want to repeat!
Publicist: Mouthpiece Music