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All Music Guide - Michael G. Nastos
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...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Michael G. Nastos
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 fl├╝gelhorn. Alex Brown's initial foray into the jazz world is an impressive one, with a high ceiling for things to come.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/3/2010
  • Label: Sunny Side
  • UPC: 016728455220
  • Catalog Number: 284552
  • Sales rank: 363,662

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Prologue (6:11)
  2. 2 Warm Blooded (7:21)
  3. 3 The Wrong Jacket (7:54)
  4. 4 Lamentos (6:24)
  5. 5 Elektric (8:59)
  6. 6 Waltz (3:45)
  7. 7 Buleria (8:47)
  8. 8 Leaving (8:04)
  9. 9 Just One of Those Things (6:07)
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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
Tom Swift Mastering
Christopher Drukker Graphic Design
Manfred Knoop Engineer, Piano Overdubs
Alex Brown Composer, Producer, Liner Notes
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