Bassist and producer Leon Lee Dorsey celebrates the late, great jazz luminary Harold Mabern with his latest album.

Released on Jan. 20, Thank You, Mr. Mabern was recorded at Dorsey’s home studio in New York in July, 2019, two months prior to Mabern’s death.

The new record features Dorsey and Mabern along with drummer Mike Clark, making it Mabern’s final recording — a “swan song” for the Memphis-born hard-bop pianist.

“I had been working with Harold in George Coleman’s octet and we did some quartet gigs together, but I just had not really done a recording with him,” Dorsey says. “I really wanted Harold to come in, have a good time, and not have to think about anything. No reading, no nothing. We just hit — it was a tremendous experience. I feel like I got the best from both these legends in this session.”