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Larry Brown Jr.: The Music and The Moment

Read "The Music and The Moment" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

With his second release as a leader The Music and the Moment guitarist Larry Brown Jr. deviates stylistically from his debut, the delightful and stimulating There Can Only Be One (Self Produced, 2011). While the previous record was firmly rooted in the hard bop mainstream spiced by various influences, the current one is an amalgam of popular genres delivered with jazz inspired sensibility. For instance, the R & B-ish, undulating “The Return of the Gentleman" coalesces around Brown's ...


Album Review

Larry Brown Jr.: There Can Only Be One

Read "There Can Only Be One" reviewed by Edward Blanco

A native of the small town of Venice, Illinois, guitarist Larry Brown Jr. is a deeply religious man with a big vision and plans for the future. Not only is Brown a musician and educator, but as founder of the Black Church Music Piano camp and the Music for the Heart non-profit organization, he is also a bit of a philanthropist. However, it's not his philanthropy that may bring him well-deserved attention, but rather the response to his dynamic debut, ...


Album Review

Larry Brown Jr.: There Can Only Be One

Read "There Can Only Be One" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Guitarist, composer and educator Larry Brown Jr's debut, There Can Only Be One, has both feet firmly planted in a rich musical past but remains a modern record in its delivery and execution. There are vague hints of Wes Montgomery and Kenny Burrell in his playing but his style is all his own, and these faint traces are more of an homage than a derivation of their work. The uplifting gospel feel of “Come Home" features Brown's ...


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