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Take Five With The Britton Brothers

Read "Take Five With The Britton Brothers" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Meet The Britton Brothers: Ben and John Britton, said to be “extremely talented" by the likes of Chris Potter, have entered the jazz scene confidently with their debut album, Uncertain Living. With a collective approach developed throughout years of playing together, they have arrived to a music that is forward thinking and invites a wide range of listeners. At an early point in life, Ben and John dedicated their lives to music, and their upcoming release is the first offering ...

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The Britton Brothers: Uncertain Living

Read "Uncertain Living" reviewed by Woodrow Wilkins

They're not the Brecker Brothers, and don't try to be. However, the comparison is inevitable as brothers John and Ben Britton lead a band playing the trumpet and tenor sax, respectively. The Brittons both started playing piano as children and learned to love jazz as teenagers. Combined, they've performed a variety of prestigious venues, including Lincoln Center and Telluride Jazz Festival, and have shared the stage with such artists as Frank Mantooth and Peter Erskine. For their debut ...

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The Britton Brothers Band: Uncertain Living

Read "Uncertain Living" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Hip-hop, bebop and Monk--not a music business legal partnership, but a brief summation of some of the musical influences at work on Uncertain Living, the excellent debut album from the Britton Brothers Band. The brothers--tenor saxophonist Ben Britton and trumpeter John, have put together a tight and talented collection of players with the added bonus of guest tenor player Chris Potter on two tracks. John Britton's tunes, “Extra Fuzz" and “Anticipation," show a hip-hop influence. “Extra Fuzz" ...


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