Updated Delmark Announcement: Ari Brown at Green Mill is On, Pete Cosey is Off


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ARI BROWN Quartet- Live at the Green Mill in Chicago for upcoming Delmark Records DVD/CD - Friday, June 22nd and Saturday, June 23rd, 2007 - Pete Cosey will NOT be performing.

I regret to inform you that special guest, electric guitarist Pete Cosey, will NOT be the special guest with the Ari Brown Quartet at the Delmark DVD/CD Green Mill recording as previously announced. I apologize for this unfortunate situation.

Delmark Records next recording for future DVD/CD will be the Ari Brown Quartet - Ari Brown (reeds), Kirk Brown (piano), Yosef Ben Israel (Bass), and Avreeyal Ra (drums) at the world famous Green Mill in Chicago's Uptown.

ARI BROWN is a composer, arranger and educator whose principle instrument is the saxophone. He has performed with many music greats including: Anthony Braxton, Muhal Richard Abrams, Lou Rawls, B.B. King, Chuck Berry, Elvin Jones, Andrew White, Della Reese, Billy Eckstein. Mr. Brown has also performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in the Chicago premier of the Anthony Davis opera, “Malcom X". He has also performed a clarinet solo on the score in Universal Studio's motion picture, The Babe . He has toured all over the world including Japan, Europe, Malaysia, Taiwan, and Singapore. He received his BA of Music Education from Vandercook College of Music, and has made numerous recordings, including 1998's Venus (Delmark 504) and Ari's debut as a leader, 1996's Ultimate Frontier . (Delmark 486) - (from AACM website)

Ari Brown is one of the busiest and most versatile musicians in Chicago though his highest profile gigs have often involved working or recording as sideman to Lester Bowie, Elvin Jones, Anthony Braxton, and Kahil El' Zabar's Ritual Trio to name a few. Ari blends two traditions; the Chicago tough tenor and the AACM. He melds them into one voice. And no matter how far out he takes the music it still remains accessible and enjoyable. In the Chicago Reader Neil Tesser described Ari's debut album, Ultimate Frontier (Delmark 486), as a “flavorful tour de force sustained by a soulful spirituality". Venus maintains that spirituality but also showcases Ari's live performance feel.

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