Dan has been working on his first CD entitled, 2-5-1 for the past few months. The album features Dan on bass playing duets with great keyboardists George Duke, Gil Goldstein, Larry Goldings and Kenny Werner.
The playing is inspired and spirited, the interplay is amazing and the recording makes you feel like you're sitting between the players. Recorded at Studio X, Avast and Fantasy Records in Berkeley, the CD is a fresh, contemporary take on some of the most loved jazz standards like "'S Wonderful", "One Note Samba", "All The Things You Are", "Stella by Starlight" and the original "It's On" by George Duke. With Larry Goldings on Hammond B-3 and Gil Goldstein on accordion, there are a lot of nice textures to choose from. Dan also engineered the project, mixing and mastering it. For advance purchase with a free downloadable addition to the CD for people who purchase through the DD site, click here. Let us know if you'd like a signed copy.
Dan recently mastered Jay Roberts' and Ben Lacy's "Pocket Deuce" CD - some amazing playing going on with those two.
"Duets” (Origin 82439) by Collier & Dean is a great mix of material from sensitive ballads to rapid-fire highly technical original compositions and free form improvisation. The interplay and artistry is amazing. Don’t miss this one...
Live performances with Jay Roberts Quartet/Big Now Band, featuring Jay on Guitar, Brendan Scanlan on Drums, Robert Damper on Keyboards and Dan on Bass.
Preproduction begins on Dan's 2nd CD after the holidays. Stay tuned.