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Interview

Guillermo E. Brown: Freedom of Music

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From the 1995-2003 archive: This article first appeared at All About Jazz in April 2002. When it comes to music, Guillermo E. Brown is something of an omnivore. Whether it be calypso, out jazz, hip hop, or electronica, Brown is all ears. That makes the 25 year-old New Yorker something of an exception to the rule among the City's free jazz set. And, for what it's worth, it has defined his place in the music. But ...

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Album Review

Guillermo E. Brown: Soul At The Hands Of The Machine

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In every sense a collage, Guillermo E. Brown's debut as a leader spans an insane variety of genres and manages to stitch them together into a seamless whole. At the root, of course, is the beat. Brown's drumming rolls through funk, jazz, hip-hop, and Latin rhythms with ease, and the addition of electronic beats and textures thickens up the soup. Layer upon layer of sounds pile on top: voices, percussion, saxophones, bass, and piano. Soul builds upon the opportunities made ...


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