Rick Braun – Crossroads

A brilliant cover photo says a lot about the illustrated musician. Rick Braun made it. He is at the height of his musical career both as a soloist and as an accompanist. His new album Crossroads (2019) is his second album on the prestigious label Shanachie Entertainment after Around The Horn (2017).

His popularity in musical circles and his high degree of awareness allow him to access a large pool of colleagues. Keyboardists Philippe Saisse and Greg Phillinganes, guitarists Peter White and Michael Thompson, bassist Nate Phillips, sax man Richard Elliot, drummer Eric Valentine and Gregg Bissonette, and percussionist Richie Garcia are welcomed guests on his album among many others.

The introducing Around The Corner is committed to Braun’s daughter Emma to which he dedicates songs on many albums. Braun cleverly takes advantage of Herb Alpert’s Tijuana brass style by overdubbing his horn with very slight delay in order to create the illusion of a full brass section.

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