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Content by tag "Rick Braun"

Rick Braun: Around The Horn

Read "Around The Horn" reviewed by Jeff Winbush

There's only so many ways you can go in jazz with the trumpet. Straight ahead and then a sharp left turn into more experimental improvisation paging (Miles Davis), a technically proficient if somewhat rigid traditionalist (Wynton Marsalis) or become a tasty, if unmemorable ingredient in the smooth jazz gumbo (Chuck Mangione).

These are the ...

Rayford Griffin: Reflections of Brownie

Read "Reflections of Brownie" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Trumpeter Clifford Brown left a big legacy, in spite of living a lamentably short life--he died in a car accident in 1956, when he was just twenty-five years old. His recordings with drummer Max Roach endure as near-perfect works of art. Sets like Study in Brown (1956), Clifford Brown and Max Roach (1954), Clifford Brown and ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Heartfelt Performances And “remembering Joe Sample” At The Berks Jazz Fest

Heartfelt Performances And “remembering Joe Sample” At The Berks Jazz Fest

By Sean McKenzie As I watched the amazing lineup of jazz royalty remembering the true legend, Joe Sample, I had never been so moved by such a fitting musical tribute. I remember it was only a little over a year ago that Wayne Henderson had been given his regal sendoff. And now, amongst other Sample fans, I experienced a healing ...

NEWS: EVENT

"Remembering Joe Sample” At The Berks Jazz Festival

"Remembering Joe Sample” At The Berks Jazz Festival

One of the featured attractions at this year’s Berks Jazz Festival (its 25th anniversary show) will be a special performance on Saturday, April 18, 2015, at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Reading, PA called “Remembering Joe Sample.” This special tribute to the world renowned pianist and composer who passed away last September was organized by musical director Bobby Lyle and ...

Rick Braun: can you feel it

Read "can you feel it" reviewed by Walter Atkins



Celebrated trumpeter Rick Braun's release can you feel it is aptly titled. The veteran purveyor of the smooth jazz sound does not disappoint on his latest offering. Some of Braun's musical friends on this eleven song collection include: Brian Culbertson-piano, Euge Goove-tenor sax, Jeff Lorber-keyboards and guitar, Dave Koz-tenor sax, and Nate Phillips-bass.

NEWS: RECORDING

Jazz Royalty “Open Up” “The Vault” To Help Departed Friend’s Family

Jazz Royalty “Open Up” “The Vault” To Help Departed Friend’s Family

New single from the late guitarist Jeff Golub debuts in the Billboard Top 20 ahead of Tuesday’s album release with sales benefitting The Golub family. New York, NY: A few days prior to New Year’s Day, the day guitarist Jeff Golub passed away at age 59, his frequent collaborators Steven Miller, Rick Braun and Bud Harner put the ...

NEWS: EVENT

New Yorkers Come To Jeff Golub's Aid One Final Time

New Yorkers Come To Jeff Golub's Aid One Final Time

January 21 all-star concert planned to memorialize the guitarist and benefit his family sells out. New York, NY: When the newly blind guitarist Jeff Golub stumbled and fell onto New York City subway tracks where he was clipped and dragged by a train in 2012, New Yorkers came to his aid. When word spread throughout the New ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

A Peter White Christmas at Yoshi's

Read "A Peter White Christmas at Yoshi's" reviewed by Walter Atkins

A Peter White Christmas featuring Rick Braun and Mindi Abair
Yoshi's Oakland
Oakland, CA
December 18, 2014

A Peter White Christmas, featuring Rick Braun and Mindi Abair, was a great way to enjoy the holiday season. Both Yoshi's Oakland shows were sold out and the 8 pm show was jam-packed ...

ARTICLE: TELL ME MORE

Boney James: The Beat Goes On

Read "Boney James: The Beat Goes On" reviewed by Belinda Ware

Saxophonist Boney James is a prolific musician and songwriter gifted with an ear for creating music inspired by artistic expressionism. As an architect of original songs, James is an intellectual man of modest demeanor who has established himself as a musical pioneer in his intuitive discovery of the formula for longevity in his mellifluous career spanning ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Commence Communication: Contemplative Keyboardist Patrick Bradley Connects On “can You Hear Me”

The title track featuring Dave Koz makes its chart debut as the fusion album produced by Jeff Lorber was released. Rick Braun, Eric Marienthal and Jimmy Haslip are also featured. Aliso Viejo, California (26 September 2014): On his third album, “Can You Hear Me,” which was released Tuesday (September 23) on the Patrick’s Song Factory label, keyboardist ...