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Take Five with Maurice Brown

Read "Take Five with Maurice Brown" reviewed by Maurice Brown

About Maurice Brown Maurice “Mobetta" Brown's talent orbits him simultaneously through three worlds: contemporary jazz, blues-rock and cutting edge hip hop. He's a mastermind as a trumpeter, composer, arranger, and producer. When Maurice picks up his horn, his soulful melodies soar into a rarefied space that uniquely marries be-bop to hip-hop and rock, producing his own distinctive sound. Constant evolution drives him. His intuitive vision lights a fire under traditional jazz, adds sonic brass to rock ...

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Maurice Brown: Hip to Bop

Read "Hip to Bop" reviewed by John Kelman

Sometimes it's not a good thing when young artists release their own records before they have the opportunity to pay some dues. They may possess admirable technique but have yet to develop a rounded conception that gives their music focus. A precocious trumpeter who, at the age of 23, has already played with a wide range of artists including Ramsey Lewis, Lenny White, Ellis Marsalis, Mulgrew Miller and Stefon Harris, Maurice Brown certainly cannot be accused of not having been ...


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