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Maurice Brown

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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. Brown displayed an affinity for the trumpet at a young age as he won the national Miles Davis Trumpet Competition and studied under legendary clarinetist Alvin Batiste. His critically acclaimed debut album “HIP TO BOP”, recorded in New Orleans, foreshadowed Brown’s unique talent for creating fresh bop-inflected jazz

News: Birthday

Jazz Musician of the Day: Maurice Brown

Jazz Musician of the Day: Maurice Brown

All About Jazz is celebrating Maurice Brown's birthday today! 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 ...

Album

Somewhere Different

Label: Impulse! Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Reclamation; Spirit U Will; Pretend; Somewhere Different; Love & Struggle; Beautiful Is Black; Olivia Benson; Tickled Pink.

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Article: Album Review

Kenny Garrett: Sounds From The Ancestors

Read "Sounds From The Ancestors" reviewed by Ian Patterson


On Sounds from the Ancestors, Kenny Garrett's fifth album for Mack Avenue and his first since Do You Dance! (Mack Avenue 2016), the former saxophonist for both Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers and Miles Davis, turns to the past for inspiration. From the Motown and gospel music he was weaned on as a youth growing up in ...

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Article: Interview

Kenny Garrett: The Value of Ancestors

Read "Kenny Garrett: The Value of Ancestors" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke


Saxophonist Kenny Garrett has always respected the music of his predecessors. He knows its importance. He knows the value of the tradition, knowledge and innovation passed on to new generations of musicians. He's recorded, for example, dedications to John Coltrane (Pursuance, Warner Bros., 1996), as well as Joe Henderson and Sonny Rollins (Trilogy, Warner ...

News: Birthday

Jazz Musician of the Day: Maurice Brown

Jazz Musician of the Day: Maurice Brown

All About Jazz is celebrating Maurice Brown's birthday today! 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 ...

Album

Adonis Rose Piece Of Mind Live At The Blue Llama

Label: Storyville Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Keep Your Soul Together; Piece of Mind; Entropy; Nostalgic Impressions; Lovely; Maurice’s Rap; Sunny Side of the Street; Blue Llama Jam.

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News: Recording

Drummer And Artistic Director Adonis Rose Releases First Live Recording Entitled Piece Of Mind Live At The Blue Llama On Legendary Danish Jazz Imprint Storyville Records

Drummer And Artistic Director Adonis Rose Releases First Live Recording Entitled Piece Of Mind Live At The Blue Llama On Legendary Danish Jazz Imprint Storyville Records

Grammy Award-winning jny: New Orleans drummer Adonis Rose is scheduled to release his latest album Adonis Rose Piece Of Mind Live At Blue LLama, on September 25, 2020, on the historic Storyville Records jazz imprint. The album, recorded live last summer at the Blue LLama Jazz Club in Ann Arbor, MI, features a stellar line-up including ...

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News: Birthday

Jazz Musician of the Day: Maurice Brown

Jazz Musician of the Day: Maurice Brown

All About Jazz is celebrating Maurice Brown's birthday today! 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 ...

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Article: Album Review

Ramsey Lewis & Urban Knights: VII

Read "VII" reviewed by Phillip Woolever


Back in 1995, an executive named Carl Griffin at Ramsey Lewis' record label reportedly conceived the idea of forming a jazz “super group" around the well-established Chicago pianist. The resulting all-star project, deemed Urban Knights, featured Grover Washington Jr. and a rhythm section with Omar Hakim and bassist Victor Bailey, who'd worked together in the early ...


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