He has collaborated and performed with Kamasi Washington, Thundercat and Carlos Niño. Jamael Dean is a 20-year-old jazz pianist & producer who is influenced by legendary soul jazz drummer and his grandfather, Donald Dean, as well as Sun Ra and Alice Coltrane, and his latest cassette is out now on the prestigious Stones Throw label. Dean's debut album, co-produced by Carlos Niño, was a hit at Stones Throw, and he's back with a 30-minute cassette album of three lengthy tracks. The album features jazz singer Sharada Shashidhar (Leaving Records), with whom he collaborated on his debut, viola player/arranger Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, who has also worked with Masaaki Hara of dublab.jp's "rings" and "Alpha Pup," and Aaron Shaw. Aaron Shaw, and other gorgeous musicians. With soaring piano, a sacred horn section, and Shashidhar's lustrous vocals, this is a masterpiece that updates Alice Coltrane and Herbie Hancock to the present day, while blasting out tremendous soul jazz vibes!