Monday, December 09, 2013

AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Graham Dechter

Artist:Graham Dechter
Song:Be Deedle Dee Do
Album:Takin' It There

Graham Dechter is normally the guitarist for The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra. But he has branched off and recorded two solo albums that will be of interest to jazz guitar fans. Dechter is from Los Angeles and he started playing guitar at five years of age. His father Brad Dechter is a composer and arranger who has worked for Johnny Mathis and Barbra Streisand and on plenty of film scores. Dechter's influences lean more towards old school guitarists like Wes Montgomery and Barney Kessel. As a teen, Dechter trained with Marshall Hawkins at the Idylwild Arts Academy and attended the Eastman School of Music. At age 19, he joined The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra and has toured with them ever since. They are one of the top big bands in the US. In 2009, Dechter signed as a solo artist with Capri Records and has released two solo albums. And his bosses are very supportive and play on both CDs. John Clayton plays bass and also wrote the CD liner notes and Jeff Hamilton is on drums. Tamir Hendelman is on piano. Dechter's version of the Barney Kessel song Be Deedle Dee Do is from his latest CD Takin' It There released in 2012. Jazz guitar fans should check it out. Graham Dechter is only 27 years old so I'm sure we will hear more from him in the future. Here's Graham Dechter performing Be Deedle Dee Do San Pedro, CA 2012.

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