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Dezron Douglas & Brandee Younger // Force Majeure LP

Dezron Douglas & Brandee Younger // Force Majeure LP

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Double bass player Dezron Douglas and harp playerBrandee YoungerRecorded sound source of a living room session in NY during lockdown.Contains 15 vivid and beautiful spiritual jazz covers recorded with a single microphone.

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"Force Majeure is an uplifting suite of real, soulful comfort music – an album that cathartically encapsulates an all-too-familiar human experience of 2020. Featuring 11 pieces performed by bassist Dezron Douglas & harpist Brandee Younger across a series of live-streamed shows from their living room in Harlem, NY, the album was self-recorded by the duo using just a single microphone.

The same day Governor Andrew Cuomo shut down “non-essential” businesses throughout the state of New York, Douglas & Younger set up a window to the world that would prevail as a weekly musical reprieve over the devastating weeks and months to come. As the early effects of covid-19 plagued the citizens of New York City, Douglas & Younger did as we were all ordered to do — shelter-in-place. From their apartment in Harlem, their reflex as players and community-builders was immediate. Broadcasting via social media and spreading the word to friends and family, the duo hosted “Force Majeure: Brunch in the Crib with Brandee & Dezron,” a Friday morning live stream where they performed songs, said “hi” to friends tuning in, and passed a digital tip jar. The name “force majeure” — known to diligent contract-readers as a seldom-invoked bit of legalese that voids commitments in event of “extraordinary circumstances” — Was, for Douglas & Younger, a reference to the sudden loss of livelihood that they and their musician peers suffered in the wake of covid-19.

“We vowed to become a part of the resiliency of this city,” says Douglas. “You can take the work away, but you can't stop musicians from being creative. Live streaming is just a part of it. The world as a Whole saw that arts & entertainment is an integral and vital part of this'service' city. We, musicians and creatives, are as essential to this city as the MTA is. The NYC community responded with love and honesty on a high level. Expression became vital for people to make it through the day and, at the same time, listening and watching expression became vital. ””
Joe Darling & Scott McNiece, International Anthem

Artist: Dezron Douglas & Brandee Younger

Label: International Anthem

Double bass player Dezron Douglas and harp playerBrandee YoungerRecorded sound source of a living room session in NY during lockdown.Contains 15 vivid and beautiful spiritual jazz covers recorded with a single microphone.

Labels and other worksClick here to register: /// Click here to see more International Anthem releases available at Tobira. 

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"Force Majeure is an uplifting suite of real, soulful comfort music – an album that cathartically encapsulates an all-too-familiar human experience of 2020. Featuring 11 pieces performed by bassist Dezron Douglas & harpist Brandee Younger across a series of live-streamed shows from their living room in Harlem, NY, the album was self-recorded by the duo using just a single microphone.

The same day Governor Andrew Cuomo shut down “non-essential” businesses throughout the state of New York, Douglas & Younger set up a window to the world that would prevail as a weekly musical reprieve over the devastating weeks and months to come. As the early effects of covid-19 plagued the citizens of New York City, Douglas & Younger did as we were all ordered to do — shelter-in-place. From their apartment in Harlem, their reflex as players and community-builders was immediate. Broadcasting via social media and spreading the word to friends and family, the duo hosted “Force Majeure: Brunch in the Crib with Brandee & Dezron,” a Friday morning live stream where they performed songs, said “hi” to friends tuning in, and passed a digital tip jar. The name “force majeure” — known to diligent contract-readers as a seldom-invoked bit of legalese that voids commitments in event of “extraordinary circumstances” — Was, for Douglas & Younger, a reference to the sudden loss of livelihood that they and their musician peers suffered in the wake of covid-19.

“We vowed to become a part of the resiliency of this city,” says Douglas. “You can take the work away, but you can't stop musicians from being creative. Live streaming is just a part of it. The world as a Whole saw that arts & entertainment is an integral and vital part of this'service' city. We, musicians and creatives, are as essential to this city as the MTA is. The NYC community responded with love and honesty on a high level. Expression became vital for people to make it through the day and, at the same time, listening and watching expression became vital. ””
Joe Darling & Scott McNiece, International Anthem

Artist: Dezron Douglas & Brandee Younger

Label: International Anthem