Andy Brown - Direct Call (2016)
Jazz | Author: master-sound | 4-11-2016, 20:57
Andy BrownTitle Of Album:
Direct CallYear Of Release:
Jazz / Guitar JazzQuality:
1. The Jeep Is Jumpin' (4:40)
2. Prisoner Of Love (5:58)
3. El Cajon (4:37)
4. Funk In Deep Freeze (7:06)
5. Appel Direct (Direct Call) (4:47)
6. Relaxing (6:20)
7. One Morning In May (4:47)
8. Catch Me (5:14)
9. Ela E Carioca (6:44)
10. Freak Of The Week (4:38)
Andy Brown's previous album, Soloist, received outstanding reviews in JazzTimes, Jazziz, Vintage Guitar and in Down Beat where Scott Yanow described Andy as "a fixture on the Chicago jazz scene since 2003 ... a superior mainstream guitarist". Direct Call features a rarity in jazz today - a working band. Several years of performing weekly at Andy's Jazz Club has given this quartet a cohesive and tight-knit sound that can only be gained through countless gigs together. With Jeremy Kahn, piano, Joe Policastro, bass and Phil Gratteau, drums, the album features an eclectic mix of standards, Brazilian music and jazz compositions.
Andy Brown is a guitarist based in Chicago. Born in New York City in 1975, he has played professionally for over twenty years. He has had a varied performing career that has included stints in Cincinnati and New York.
Since coming to Chicago in 2003, Andy has been fortunate to work at many of the area's finest jazz venues with his own bands, as well as playing his unique brand of solo jazz guitar. He has led his own groups at clubs like The Green Mill and Andy's Jazz Club, and has backed visiting jazz names at places including The Jazz Showcase and the Harris Theater.
As a sideman he has performed with internationally know jazz musicians including Howard Alden, Harry Allen, Warren Vache, Ken Peplowski, Hod O’Brien, Anat Cohen, Kurt Elling, and Joe Cohn as well as many others. He has also worked with many names on the Chicago jazz scene at nearly every spot that features live jazz music including Russ Phillips, Don Stiernberg, Kim Cusack, Chris Foreman, Bobby Lewis, Chuck Hedges, Judy Roberts, and Howard Levy.
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