A baritone from the
Eckstine / Hartman / Prysock school...

A New York-based jazz baritone/activist.

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Bluer Than Velvet: The prysock Project

“Exceptional. One of the year’s best!” —All About Jazz

“Thicker and sweeter than sorghum molasses, and just as tasty.” —Jazz Weekly

A fitting tribute” —Jersey Jazz


Exciting new music from deep-voiced singer / arranger / producer E. J. Decker in fine tribute to one of his core influences — the legendary baritone Arthur Prysock — Add it to your music collection. Reviews are in and beyond expectations. Radio play worldwide is ongoing. Be sure to check the Reviews tab above for the full reviews and on-air interviews.


So perfect is E.J. Decker’s voice for this project, he had been encouraged by the late Mark Murphy to pursue this project … Decker's vocal delivery here is so unique and idiosyncratic that its immediate identifiability emerges as its most potent charm. An excellent recording by any measure. –C. Michael Bailey, All About Jazz

Mr. Decker’s sassy articulation brings monumental swagger to music that Mr. Prysock turned into the stuff of myth and it is in this repertoire that Mr. Decker establishes his own singular mastery with buttery gravitas and sheer elegance, conjuring all things exquisite about the Prysock insouciance in a volcanic mix. –Raul de Gama, Jazz da Gama

A voice smooth as, well, velvet … –Geno Thakara, All About Jazz

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Deep thanks & appreciation to all of you who supported our indiegogo Crowdfunding for "Bluer Than Velvet" & helped gain its full Promotional Campaign! It literally would not have happened without you.

Since you're shopping... grab one of E. J.'s other fine albums while you're at CD Baby!

A Job of Work (Tales of the Great Recession)


While The City Sleeps...


"A wild set of quiet fire"

"I just love your sound"

"Well thought out and beautifully arranged"

"A warm, passionate punch"



"A strong voice touched by that of Billy Eckstine"

"The whole band smokes"

"Beautiful and swinging..."

"His presentation is lush"

E.J. Decker Trio // Bar Thalia @ Symphony Space, NYC, June 2019

E.J. Decker, vocal. Chris Bergson, guitar. Hill Greene, bass.

Top photo: Janis Wilkins