John Dennis


Debut Rarities, Vol. 5: New Piano Expressions

  • Release Date: 24 Jul 1994
  • OJCCD-1843-2

In a 1990 article by Gene Santoro, Jimmy Heath recalled that pianist John Dennis was nicknamed “Fat Genius” by Philadelphia musicians and Muhal Richard Abrams praised Dennis’s “full pianistic approach,” which blended a cocktail style with jazz and classical strains. The man in question is known primarily for two sessions recorded for Debut in 1955, The Fabulous Thad Jones (OJCCD-625-2) and this album, the extremely rare New Piano Expressions, fe… MORE