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Pianist [Alex Brown (Piano)]


  • 1. Prologue
    2. Warm Blooded
    3. Wrong Jacket, The
    4. Lamentos
    5. Elektric
    6. Waltz
    7. Buleria
    8. Leaving
    9. Just One of Those Things
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): SSC 4552

  • Credits
    ProducerAlex Brown; Paquito D'Rivera
    EngineerManfred Knoop

    Personnel: Alex Brown (piano); Pedro Martinez (vocals, percussion); Paquito d'Rivera (clarinet, alto saxophone); Vivek Patel (flugelhorn); Warren Wolf (marimba); Eric Doob (drums).
    Audio Mixer: Manfred Knoop.
    Liner Note Authors: Alex Brown ; Paquito d'Rivera.
    Recording information: Knoop Studio (12/09/2009-12/10/2009).
    Photographer: Mia Winston.
    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 flgelhorn. Alex Brown's initial foray into the jazz world is an impressive one, with a high ceiling for things to come. ~ Michael G. Nastos

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