Twenty-one year old Dylan Triplett is a true "soul singer", blessed with a 4 and a half octave vocal range and the ability to meld blues, R&B and jazz into a superbly soulful stew. Born and raised in St. Louis, Mo, the city that gave us Chuck Berry, Little Milton, Tina Turner and Miles Davis, Dylan showcases the influences of his predecessors on his debut album Who Is He? on VizzTone Records.
Billed as Little Dylan, he began singing at the age of 9 and started his professional career at 15, performing with his father and uncle, both seasoned jazz musicians. Grammy winning bassist and producer Larry Fulcher assembled all-star group for this project, beginning with guitarist Dr. Wayne Goins (head of Jazz Studies at Kansas State Univ) as his co-producer. Joining them are rising blues star Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, Johnny Lee Schell, Sean McDonald and St. Louis’ own Tru Born on guitars. Fellow St. Louis jazz great Montez Coleman plays drums with Ryan Marquez and the legendary Mike Finnigan handling keyboard duties. Added to that mix are Joe Sublett and Kyle Turner on saxophones.
The 10 song album features a mixture of songs written or co-written by Triplett and producer Fulcher, plus additional gems by Bill Withers, Marvin Gaye and closing with Dylan singing and scatting on Miles Davis’ classic “All Blues”. Dylan Triplett’s debut album answers the question Who Is He?