Posts Tagged ‘ Paul Brown ’

Marcin Nowakowski – Shine

Although located in Poland saxophonist Marcin Nowakowski successfully spreads the word respectively his music around the world. Milestones of his solo career are the albums Smooth Night (2005) and Better Days (2009). Now he returns with his third project Shine (2011).

Anew Marcin is supported by top-notch musicians like Paul Brown (producer, guitar) and Jeff Lorber (producer, keyboards, piano, bass, and guitar), Jimmy Haslip (bass), Michael Thompson (guitar), Dave Weckl (drums), Brian Bromberg (acoustic bass), Ricky Lawson (drums), Gary Novak (drums) and many other.

While his previous albums didn’t get the deserved response, his new album Shine is destined to be his breakthrough in the States. After all, even the venerable jazz magazine Jazziz took notice from his album and reported about it with praise.

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A Conversation With Paul Brown

PH:  Hi, my name is Peter Höld and I’m from the Webradiostation GrooveFM. I have a few questions for you. Is this your first time in Germany?

PB:  Yes, it’s my first time in Germany.

PH:  Yes, indeed? And you like it here?

PB:  I love it. So far it’s great. I love this venue, it’s beautiful and everybody is very nice.

PH:  And we have nice Californian weather (laughs) today.

PB:  (laughs) Yes, I brought the sunshine.

PH:  One important question for me, because I’m a guitar player. You are playing a Gibson L-5?

PB:  Yes, on my recordings I use a Gibson L-5. Live I have this Nelson Palen Archtop, that’s what I’m playing tonight.

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Smooth Jazz Festival Augsburg 2011

The weather God was good to us. Bright shining sunrays flooded through the glass building of the Kurhaus Göggingen in Augsburg. On Friday, September 16, 2011, started the 4th annual Smooth Jazz Festival. We already arrived at the venue in the afternoon to meet Jessy J and Paul Brown for a small talk after the rehearsal in the inner courtyard of the Kurhaus. Peter Hoerd (GrooveFM) conducted the interviews, we hope to present you soon.

Promoter of this event was Christian Bößner, who lives in Augsburg and organizes since several years Smooth Jazz Festivals in Europe. This year was special, because Christian already promoted the Smooth Jazz In The Cube 2011, a festival in the Austrian mountains May 20-22, 2011 at CUBE Biberwier-Lermoos. The event featured Nils, Brian Culbertson, Jackiem Joyner and Nick Colionne, who thrilled the international audience with their exceptional performances.

Christian shows an admirable staying power and ability to assert the triumphal march of Smooth Jazz in Europe. Against all odds he makes it possible to host a great event with many International stars of the Smooth Jazz scene and this every year.

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Paul Brown – Love You Found Me

Smooth Jazz legend, producer, artist, sound engineer and double Grammy winner Paul Brown released his newest album on September 28th via Shanachie Entertainment. Already, this eagerly anticipated album is being anointed by his loyal fans, radio personalities, and industry icons as his best yet.

With something for every cool musical taste, you’ll find a delectable variety of laid-back, contemplative to up-tempo charts, perfectly seasoned by Brown’s inimitable R&B style.

“This CD is a real reflection of my musical influences. Folk, rock, blues and jazz all mixed together,” Brown reflected, on the album’s release date.

The album opener, “Sugar Fish,” eases the listener into Brown-ville with the help of Jessy J’s flute and Greg Adams’ flugelhorn. Further in, don’t miss Brown’s unaffected reunion with Marc Antoine in “Right Back At Ya,” that continues their magical spell created on the 2009 hit album, Foreign Exchange.

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Paul Brown – Love You Found Me

Tagged by critics as Babyface of smooth jazz, producer Paul Brown made superstars out of saxmen Boney James and Richard Elliot and gave guitarist Peter White a simmering irresistible groove. He performed with Al Jarreau, Boney James, Jeffery Osborne, Kirk Whalum, Larry Carlton, George Benson, Patti Austin, Marc Antoine and many more.

Paul’s solo projects are Up Front (2004), followed by The City (2005) and White Sand (2007). He also did a fantastic collaboration with Marc Antoine on the album ForeignXchange (2009). Marc commented: “We put our hearts and souls into the music and feel very strongly that our fans are going to be as excited about these songs as we are.”

Paul’s newest album is entitled Love You Found Me and is scheduled for release September 28th on Shanachie Entertainment. Paul invited a lot of great musicians to his new project like Jeff Carruthers, Dax Reynosa, Boney James, DeYon Dobson, Michael Ripoll and more. For further details about the musicians scroll down to the really big list.

The album starts with the bluesy Sugarfish. A relaxed finger snapping melody with a hooking aura Paul has co-written with Jeff Carruthers. Jeff already worked with Paul on his albums Up Front and White Sand.

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Gregorie Howard – Gregorie Howard

Gregorie Howard has just released his self-titled debut album. The album was produced by Paul Brown. Guest musicians on this album are Ricky Lawson (drums),  Robert Vally (bass), Philippe Saisse (keyboards), Paul Brown (guitar & percussion), Marc Antoine (keyboards, guitar),  Alex Al (bass),  Jessy J (flute),  Chuck Cymone (drums, keyboards, bass), Joe Wolff (drums, bass, keyboards). Gregorie performs trumpet and flugelhorn. For more information about Gregorie Howard and his new album visit his website.

Gregorie’s debut album is now available at CDBaby.

Andrea Razzauti – Painting The Music

Popular Smooth Jazz guitarist and producer Paul Brown joined forces with multi-talented Andrea Razzauti, artist, composer, and guitarist, on the album, White Sands. Now it’s time for Paul Brown to pay back Andrea’s contribution. Paul produced Andrea Razzauti’s new album Painting The Music.

A man with an artistic quest, Razzauti is on a continual path to discovery when it comes to painting and music. He has always demonstrated a remarkable artistic ability expressed in particular through his steady emphasis on dazzling colors and an infinite explosion of shades which create a universe of living things. His quest is continual, intent on giving life to mages which are more personal and coherent, more significant and unitary.

Painting The Music is an eclectic blend of smooth jazz, classical and Brazilian. Featured on this album is Grammy Award winning jazz vocalist, the legendary, Patti Austin. Be impressed by Painting The Music at CDBaby.

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