Dean Granros' Tall Tales
Guitarist Dean Granros has been a mainstay in the Twin Cities jazz scene since the early 1970s West Bank music boom. Granros draws from a number of influences, from Charles Ives to Ornette Coleman, Thelonious Monk to Jimi Hendrix, John Lee Hooker to Anthony Braxton, combining delta blues, classical, rock ‘n roll, country, western swing, and world music into a boiling cauldron of his own unique jazz broth. Granros has been a pioneer of improvised music on guitar, and is considered by fans and musicians to be one of the most brilliant musical minds in the upper Midwest. He has collaborated over the years with Dave King, Anthony Cox, Eric Gravatt, Lee Konitz, George Cartwright, and Happy Apple, and is joined in Tall Tales by fellow guitarist Zacc Harris, bassist Chris Bates, and drummer Jay Epstein.