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Joel Dilley

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Joel also plays with jazz chanteuse and pianist Bett Butler. http:// www.bettbutler.com
posted 7 years ago
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Joël Dilley’s music is a study in contrasts. As comfortable with Mozart, Mahler, and the twelve-tone row as he is with be-bop and hip-hop, he is totally committed to the bassist’s traditional supporting role within the rhythm section; yet, when it comes time to solo, his bass sings like the human voice. In his compositions, you’ll find meticulously arranged orchestration balanced by magical moments of improvisation. And filtered through a soundtrack teeming with urban life, you’ll find an intuitive connection with nature, as Hannah Castellaw of WomanSpace observes on Dilley’s first album, River of Hope: “A deeply passionate and personal work....He deftly translates all the colors, sounds, and feelings associated with his life experiences into music....His rich bass is the stuff of heart beats, ocean waves, and other natural earth rhythms.”

Joël Dilley himself is also study in contrasts. A reserved manner belies an intensely passionate nature, and seriousness is balanced by a close-to-the-surface sense of humor. A private person who feels most at home performing in front of large groups of people, a man of deep spirituality who has played in some decidedly unspiritual places, he... (+) expand
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tjradio (level 35) wrote:
Wow - listening to La Luz de la Luna and amazed - what an awesome song!!
6 years ago
faberex (level 43) wrote:
awesome !!!!!
6 years ago
Calista (level 38) wrote:
I'm still not certain how I happened across you, but what a fortuitous event that was! Wonderful, wonderful sound! It rolls over my ears and continues. Thank you for posting your music here!
6 years ago
Gomi (level 26) wrote:
Simply wonderful. We all love your music.
6 years ago
smellyray (level 28) wrote:
good stuff
7 years ago
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