Monday, December 13, 2010

Maurice Brown Effect @ Jazz Standard 12/8/10

He's got a haircut, some new band members, a new album and he's even better than ever before. The quintet was riveting. It was a great time with lots of great musical moments. The piano was especially good. The tenor and bass were awesome as well. The drums were great, although I found my attention on the piano and bass even more, especially during the many trio parts. It was great all the way around.
The listing:
Maurice Brown – trumpet
Chelsea Baratz – saxophone
Chris Rob – piano
Solomon Dorsey – bass
Joe Blaxx – drums

If your hips start swaying, your fingers starts snapping, and your heart beats a little faster, don’t call the doctor: You might have caught the “Maurice Brown Effect.” Maurice’s group wowed the Jazz Standard crowds back in March and they are ready to do it again in December. This soulful trumpeter and his band have caused outbreaks of musical ecstasy with their exciting live shows (for example, back in March at Jazz Standard) and their latest CD, The Cycle of Love. Maurice’s sideman credits range from chart-topping R&B (Aretha Franklin, Cee-Lo Green) to deep ex-ploratory jazz (Fred Anderson, George Freeman). “I know for a fact that Maurice Brown has the most promise of all the trumpeters out there,” declares veteran trombonist Curtis Fuller. “I say this because I played with Lee Morgan and Freddie Hubbard when they were his age, and I see that promise in Maurice Brown.”

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