Connect your Spotify account to your Last.fm account and scrobble everything you listen to, from any Spotify app on any device or platform. After switching to the Stratocaster on his previous album, Paul Brown returns to his trademark Gibson L-5 and engages in some of the richest, most expressive playing of his career on his sixth solo recording, the perfectly titled deeply grooving, blues and R&B intensive Woodward Avenue debut The Funky Joint.
He grew up in Severn, Maryland and studied at the Peabody Conservatory of Music before attending Morgan State University and Johns Hopkins University as a pre-med student. During that time, he and bassist/music producer, Masakazu Fujii organized a foreign exchange student program with Japan. Paul Brown, one of the leading Contemporary Jazz guitarists/producers in the world, makes his stunning debut on Peak Records celebrating his intense musical foundation with an elite group of friends.
Paul Brown "PB" (March 6, 1934 – May 6, 2016), was an American jazz bassist.
In 1967, his desire to help quell the civil unrest of the mid 1960s contributed to the founding of the longest-running, outdoor, free jazz concert in the United States. The invitation to enter The Funky Joint begins with the mid tempo title track, which features the rising coolness of the Jerry Hey horns and cool retro atmospheres behind Brownâs crisp melody. Co-produced with multi-instrumentalist/digital editor D.C. and featuring some of the best musicians - Boney James, Chuck Loeb, Jerry Hey, Michael Paulo, Jeff Carruthers, Roberto Vally, Herman Jackson, Dave Hooper, Dan Higgins - on today's scene, The City also showcases seven original tunes co-written by the guitarist.
"Old Friends" is a quiet fire ballad caressed by Brown and James' tender interplay. Brown also founded The Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz in 1992 to commemorate 25 years of the Monday night jazz series which in 2016, the Hartford Jazz Society renamed "Paul Brown Monday Night Jazz". Taking us. After universal critical acclaim and months on Billboard and R & R's Contemporary Jazz charts, Up Front made Brown a star. Home Sweet Home - Featuring Richard Elliot, 10. Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
Brown worked with multiple jazz artists including George Benson, Max Roach, Bobby Hebb, Joe Henderson, Lou Donaldson, Grady Tate, Kenny Burrell, Philly Joe Jones, Walter Bishop Jr., Anita Bryant, Betty Carter, Junior Cook, Bill Cosby, during Cosby’s years with the Ebony Fashion Fair, Dexter Gordon, Al Haig, Bill Hardman, Barry Harris, Freddie Hubbard, Cab Calloway, Peter Nero, Larry Rivers, Hilton Ruiz, Nina Simone, Frank Sinatra, Mickey Tucker, Curtis Fuller,Gene Rodgers,Melba Liston, Dakota Staton, and Sarah Vaughan. The reflective ballad âLove Donât Come EZ,â featuring Brownâs first lead vocal of the set, finds him complementing his lyrics about what it takes to make love work with dark guitar tones and hypnotic hand clap percussion. Brown was guaranteed to capitalize on Up Front's smooth jazz breakthrough with his sophomore recording, The City. Find Paul Brown bio, music, credits, awards, & streaming links on AllMusic - Hugely successful Grammy Award-winning guitarist,… Brown toured with Tyler Perry during Perry's Chitlin' Circuit years.
Marc Antoine). Sugar Fish (Feat. So it should come as no surprise to notice that whemever he puts out a…, Born and raised in LA to parents very involved in the music business, Paul Brown first began playing drums at the age of five. Go directly to shout page. Brown has been creating distinctive, âhummableâ tracks for other artists for years and has a keen instinct for knowing what his fans want to hear. My best yet. 06. Featuring Paul's soulful vocal smash, 'Love You Found Me,' 'Toast and Jam,' 'Sugarfish' and more!! These include Norman Brown, Peter White, George Benson,Boney James, Luther Vandross, Euge Groove, Jeffrey Osbourne, Larry Carlton, Al Jarreau, Bobby Caldwell, Patti Austin and Kirk Whalum to name but a few ! With a classic soul-jazz vibe reminiscent of Stanley Turrentineâs classic âSugar,â âAs Clear As Dayâ is a wistful off the beaten path venture featuring a light funk swirl of Boney Jamesâ sax, Brownâs electric, Antoineâs acoustic and colorful synth flute harmonies by Marco Basci.
On âWhite Sandâ, his third album as a solo artist, Brown has created some immediately identifiable tracks which are destined to be come instant crowd pleasers. Brown's talents have been summoned by such luminaries as George Benson, Patti Austin, Al Jarreau, Boney James, Luther Vandross and Kirk Whalum among countless others. Before guitarist-composer Paul Brown released his debut album Up Front, his highly successful career as a producer-engineer had earned him the industry honorarium "Babyface of Smooth Jazz". Perfectly capturing the hopeful spirit of global cooperation that defines these challenging times, Foreign Exchange, the stylistically diverse, coolly exotic collaboration by superstar guitarists Marc Antoine and Paul Brown, is more than simply a fresh and compelling addition to their formidable solo discographiesâitâs the contemporary urban jazz event of the year.
Truth B Told, Paul Brown on his new multi-faceted Woodward Avenue Records release is pushing the envelope where few contemporary jazz artists dare to go these days.