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Alex Brown

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Pianist and composer Alex Brown is quickly emerging at the forefront of a new generation of artists. The New York Times says he plays “with a crystalline touch and a worldly approach.” Brown frequently performs with his own group, and Downbeat Magazine described his 2010 album Pianist as “a really fine record that leaves you wanting more.” Brown has been a member of Paquito D’Rivera’s ensemble since 2007, performing on and contributing arrangements to their Latin GRAMMY award-winning album Jazz Meets the Classics. In 2019, he was the pianist on trumpeter Brian Lynch’s GRAMMY award-winning album The Omni-American Book Club

Album

The Dark Fire Sessions

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2022
Track listing: Intro; Chacarera; Wistful Road; 24-7; See You Again; New Flamenco; Novembro; Almost There; Before It Began; Anthem.

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Old And New Music From Miles Davis, Champian Fulton, Mahavishnu Orchestra & Others

Read "Old And New Music From Miles Davis, Champian Fulton, Mahavishnu Orchestra & Others" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


This show features a wide variety of new and old jazz, including piano music from Dabin Ryu and Marcin Wasilewski, vocals from Marty Elkins and Champian Fulton and a live track from Birth of the Cool-era Miles Davis. Playlist Henry Threadgill Sextett “I Can't Wait Till I Get Home" from The Complete Novus & ...

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Article: Album Review

Alex Brown: The Dark Fire Sessions

Read "The Dark Fire Sessions" reviewed by Edward Blanco


Pianist, composer and multi-instrumentalist Alex Brown delivers his second solo album and follow up to his amazing debut album, Pianist (Sunny Side, 2010), with the audacious The Dark Fire Sessions comprised of nine superb original compositions of all rhythm-based music without horns or brass. The album contains a delicious taste of the Latin, Afro-Cuban and south ...

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Video

Almost There

Featuring the music of Alex Brown
Duration: 5:50

Alex Brown is an electrifying rising artist with a superior vision and musical ability. "Almost There" comes from the pianist and composer's latest album, 'The Dark Fire Sessions', and this performance at the Yamaha Piano Salon features bassist Edward Perez, drummer Eric Doob, and percussionist Paulo Stagnaro.
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Article: Radio & Podcasts

McCoy Tyner & Nicholas Payton

Read "McCoy Tyner & Nicholas Payton" reviewed by Joe Dimino


On the final episode of 2021, we profile the author of Black American Music, Nicholas Payton. We also look at a collection of musicians that made the world of jazz a memorable one in 2021. They include Charlie Ballantine, Beth McKenna, Alex Brown and Angel Roman. Additionally, we profile the musicians who make these musicians who ...

Album

Transparency

Label: Dafnison Music
Released: 2020
Track listing: Amanecer Contigo; No Es Fácil; Uncerntradition; Con Alma; Cry With Me; On the Way; Feed the Lions; Nothing or Everything; Lazy Blues.

Album

Chronicle

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2020
Track listing: Terminal C; Let Things Be; Unfinished Business; Cryptic Inspirational Messages; Baths; Sleeper Pick; Here, Not Too Far Away; No Sky; Beyond Convergence

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Article: Album Review

Dafnis Prieto Sextet: Transparency

Read "Transparency" reviewed by John Chacona


In Cuban music, emotional grandeur and extravagant virtuosity is built on a foundation of inexhaustible rhythm. So, it's no surprise to find an abundance of juicy melodies and breathtaking drumming on Transparency from drummer and MacArthur “Genius" Fellow Dafnis Prieto. Yet for all the astonishing things he does behind the kit, what stands out ...

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Article: Live Review

2019 Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival

Read "2019 Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan


2019 Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival Pittsburgh, PA June 20-23, 2019 Now in its ninth year, the Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival continues to grow and prosper as one of the country's best jazz festivals. Tied to the efforts of the city's August Wilson African American Cultural Center, the festival continues to prosper under ...


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