Alan Brown is an established jazz pianist within New Zealand, from having led a highly successful jazz-funk band in the 90’s - Blue Train (1996 Jazz Album of the Year winner), through to having been a core member of The Grand Central Band. He is currently a member of Nathan Haines' 'Dream Band' and works regularly with artists such as Caitlin Smith.
Alan’s varied musical influences has spawned projects such as the Hammond Organ-based Alan Brown Trio, who released ‘About That Time’ through Ode Records in 2007; as well as downtempo electronica under the name Mistake Theory, which attracted large internet success on mp3.com in 2000.
It is this combination of styles as well as Alan’s love of classical, rock and world music, that has culminated in the current project - a contemporary and fresh blend of influences that could be defined ‘jazz’, but is also something else…
Jazz Album Of The Year, 1996, New Zealand Music Awards for
Blue Train's "No Free LUnch"
Korg SV-1, Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer 200A, Hohner Clavinet D6,
Hammond C3 organ and Leslie 145, Korg Trident, Moog Rogue
“...this is a world class, sometimes elegant and always
diverting collection of originals where the hallmarks are quality
playing and a singular commitment of purpose…Very smart
stuff. Recommended.” Graham Reid,
“…In Alan Brown we have…a compositional flavour that, at its
best, makes for some quietly captivating listening…Between
The Spaces is nicely recorded, and it’s obvious that care has
been taken over every aspect of its gestation. It’s a fine
thing.” Gary Steel, www.witchdoctor.co.nz