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Tyrone Brown: Suite For John A. Williams

Read "Suite For John A. Williams" reviewed by Nic Jones

Though this disc would never win any awards for longevity--it clocks in at under 35 minutes--the fact that the music has such substance more than makes up for it. On the other hand, if there was more of it, the disc could possibly appear on some of those year-end lists.

As a bassist himself, Brown has no little appreciation of the qualities inherent in other instruments in the string family, and his writing for the string quartet heard here, with ...

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Tyrone Brown: Song Of The Sun

Read "Song Of The Sun" reviewed by AAJ Staff

These days, the boundaries of what is and what isn't jazz are being blurred by a number of factors, including but not limited to: changes of instrumentation, the break from traditional 2 and 4 on the cymbal, absence of a walking bass-line, and the introduction of new, impeccably dressed, well manicured artists who wear frilly shirts and have fancy hairdo's. These artists are colorful entertainers, capable of exhibiting a multitude of facial expressions and grimaces as they play music that ...


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