Interview with Damon Brown – London Jazz News

From the generation of Michael Brecker, Jerry Bergonzi, George Garzone, Bob Mintzer, Dave Liebman and Bob Berg, Steve Grossman is frequently thought of as the greatest; he is certainly the most forgotten. And yet his story continues to resonate among his surviving friends and contemporaries. British-born trumpeter Damon Brown was highly instrumental in bringing Steve … Read more

Ernie Krivda and Theron Brown at Free Concerts in Cleveland article @ All About Jazz

Live Review Courtesy John Chacona By John Chacona September 8, 2022 Sign in to view read count As a blistering July melted into a sweltering August, free-jazz—the kind you don’t have to pay to hear—was plentiful and rewarding in Cleveland and its environs. ” data-original-title=”” title=””>Albert Ayler and the late ” data-original-title=”” title=””>Abdul Wadud. It’s … Read more

Chastity Brown Embraces Modern Soul on ‘Sing to the Walls’ – American Blues Scene

As the daughter of a blues musician, Chastity Brown was born with an innate ability to channel complex circumstances into beautiful, uplifting songs. But after surviving the isolation of the early pandemic and witnessing the global racial reckoning that manifested itself in the riots mere blocks from her South Minneapolis home, even she is surprised … Read more

Duke Ellington’s Black, Brown and Beige Revisited

Black, brown and beigethe jewel of Duke Ellington’s extended jazz compositions, “is probably less heard [than] any musical work of comparable reputation,” wrote critic Gary Giddins in his 1977 treatise “In Search of Black, Brown and Beige.” But, he added, it wouldn’t realize its potential “until a conductor with as intransigent a vision as Ellington’s … Read more