During the coronavirus lockdown in 2020 Graham has been collaborating online with bassist Adrian Smith, keeping up the instrument practice and having much fun at the same time.
As well as playing keyboard, Graham has experimented with sitar and tabla, incorporating the sounds of these iconic Indian instruments into his more conventional jazz approach. A double album called "Inspiring Detour" has been released in May 2021, and is available for purchase at Graham Dent at Bandcamp.
I Thought About You
(Jimmy Van Heusen)
keyboard & double bass
Watch What Happens
(Michel Legrand)
keyboard, d-bass, tabla
It's Easy To Remember
(Richard Rodgers)
keyboard & double bass
They Can't Take That Away From Me
(George Gershwin)
keyboard & double bass
My Favourite Things in Lockdown
(Richard Rodgers)
keyboard, d-bass, sitar, tabla
ESP "Raga"
(Wayne Shorter)
keyboard, d-bass, sitar, tabla
For Bethany
(Graham Dent)
keyboard & double bass
Waltz For Zweetie
(Walter Bishop Jr)
keyboard, d-bass, tabla
"Adrian and I knew we were already on the same musical wavelength through our numerous live gigs before lockdown, so it was relatively easy to collaborate remotely online and still come up with something good. However there were new challenges to overcome, some associated with the technology, and some with the music. It certainly involved lots of listening to each other's recordings and responding "in the moment" albeit rather less spontaneously than on a live gig.

Collaborating over the last year has kept me usefully focussed through lockdown, and has been immensely satisfying to both of us. I hope you enjoy our music."   GD
Everybody's Song But My Own
(Kenny Wheeler)
keyboard, double bass

Get Out of Town
Cole Porter)
keyboard, d-bass, Greg White on drums