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New England Conservatory-trained acoustic jazz pianist Alex Brown crosses over into many forms of music on this, his debut album. Supported by mentor Paquito d'Rivera (on the Paquito subsidiary of the Sunnyside label), Brown weaves Latin jazz on occasion within a contemporary framework, reminiscent of his clear idol, Chick Corea. Brown is extremely talented, cramming many notes into each measure during the circular "Prologue" and the distinctly bouncy, quirky Corea-like "Elektric." Brazilian choro, neo-bop, ballads, and even churning true montuno-flavored music are here in different formats from trio to sextet, at times showcasing d'Rivera's alto sax, rising-star vibist Warren Wolf, or Vivek Patel on flügelhorn. Alex Brown's initial foray into the jazz world is an impressive one, with a high ceiling for things to come.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/03/2010
Label: Sunnyside
UPC: 0016728455220
catalogNumber: 284552
Rank: 92676

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Alex Brown   Primary Artist,Piano
Paquito D'Rivera   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Pedro Martinez   Percussion,Vocals
Warren Wolf   Marimbas
Eric Doob   Drums
Vivek Patel   Flugelhorn
Ben Williams   Contrabass (Vocal),Acoustic Bass

Technical Credits

Paquito D'Rivera   Producer,Liner Notes
Brenda Feliciano   Executive Producer
Pixinguinha (Alfredo Vianna)   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Christopher Drukker   Graphic Design
Manfred Knoop   Engineer,Piano Overdubs
Alex Brown   Composer,Producer,Liner Notes

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