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Dennis Rowland

About Dennis Rowland

Jazz vocalist Dennis Rowland is an overlooked treasure. The last singer for the Count Basie band, Rowland uses the low-key, non-blues-belter side of Joe Williams as his starting point. Then he mixes in a touch of Johnny Hartman's romantic sound for the most subtle and natural results. Rowland is good; he doesn't attempt to dazzle you with empty vocal pyrotechnics, he communicates. His three Concord Jazz recordings are choice, with Now Dig This!, his 1997 tribute to Miles Davis, out-shining Shirley Horn's worthy I Remember Miles. Like Susannah McCorkle, Dennis Rowland evokes the approach of the past's great singers without slavishly copying them.

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Dennis Rowland

Jazz vocalist Dennis Rowland is an overlooked treasure. The last singer for the Count Basie band, Rowland uses the low-key, non-blues-belter side of Joe Williams as his starting point. Then he mixes in a touch of Johnny Hartman's romantic sound for the most subtle and natural results. Rowland is good; he doesn't attempt to dazzle you with empty vocal pyrotechnics, he communicates. His three Concord Jazz recordings are choice, with Now Dig This!, his 1997 tribute to Miles Davis, out-shining Shirley Horn's worthy I Remember Miles. Like Susannah McCorkle, Dennis Rowland evokes the approach of the past's great singers without slavishly copying them.

About Dennis Rowland

Jazz vocalist Dennis Rowland is an overlooked treasure. The last singer for the Count Basie band, Rowland uses the low-key, non-blues-belter side of Joe Williams as his starting point. Then he mixes in a touch of Johnny Hartman's romantic sound for the most subtle and natural results. Rowland is good; he doesn't attempt to dazzle you with empty vocal pyrotechnics, he communicates. His three Concord Jazz recordings are choice, with Now Dig This!, his 1997 tribute to Miles Davis, out-shining Shirley Horn's worthy I Remember Miles. Like Susannah McCorkle, Dennis Rowland evokes the approach of the past's great singers without slavishly copying them.

About Dennis Rowland

Jazz vocalist Dennis Rowland is an overlooked treasure. The last singer for the Count Basie band, Rowland uses the low-key, non-blues-belter side of Joe Williams as his starting point. Then he mixes in a touch of Johnny Hartman's romantic sound for the most subtle and natural results. Rowland is good; he doesn't attempt to dazzle you with empty vocal pyrotechnics, he communicates. His three Concord Jazz recordings are choice, with Now Dig This!, his 1997 tribute to Miles Davis, out-shining Shirley Horn's worthy I Remember Miles. Like Susannah McCorkle, Dennis Rowland evokes the approach of the past's great singers without slavishly copying them.