10 Songs, 1 Hour, 1 Minute





Ratings and Reviews

5 out of 5

22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Great Album


This is such a great album. Great job Maurice Mobetta Brown! I would highly recommend purchasing this.



As a lover of all genres, I recognize that music is a powerful tool which has therapeutic characteristics. If I had to put this album into one word I would call it therapy. Play it and let the music heal. This album is 5 stars from top to bottom. Not only is the music undeniably intriguing, the sound quality is world class. Plug this one up to your nice headphones or your system and feel the layers and technicality of this album.

As an avid jazz listener, The Mood, by Maurice Brown, is incredibly smooth with hints of the Brooklyn, Chicago, and New Orleans Jazz scene. Some of his songs, like Moroccan Dance Hall will even transport your mind internationally.

I love the hip hop beats and rhythms. The lyrics, which are sparse, are tasteful and inspiring. The Mood is constantly therapeutic. You can tell Maurice and those involved really put their heart and soul into this album. To the musicians, the sound engineers, and the label... I humbly bow. Thank you for putting this masterpiece into the universe.

The Mood


I'm proud to be a part of this album and to have seen it's creation from the ground up. This is a beautiful masterwork of composition & production from start to finish, featuring eclectic improvisation from some of the most exciting musicians in the scene. This is what you get when an artist pours everything they have into something. Congratulations Maurice! Support great artists & music and buy this album.

About Maurice Brown

One of the brightest stars on the contemporary jazz scene, Maurice Brown was born on January 6, 1981, in Harvey, IL. Showing a remarkable affinity for the trumpet, Brown performed with Ramsey Lewis at the Symphony Center in Chicago while still a student at Hillcrest High School. Following graduation, he received a full scholarship to attend Northern Illinois University, and later continued his studies at Southern University in Baton Rouge, LA, where he worked with famed clarinetist Alvin Batiste. Brown relocated to New Orleans shortly thereafter, sitting in with numerous jazz veterans, including Clark Terry, Johnny Griffin, Ellis Marsalis, and Lonnie Plaxico, as well as recording as a sideman with Curtis Fuller, Fred Anderson, Roy Hargrove, Michelle Carr, and Ernest Dawkins, among others. In 2001 he won first place in the National Miles Davis Trumpet Competition and in 2003 he released his first album as a bandleader, heading his Maurice Brown Quintet for Hip to Bop, which showed an amazing affinity for bop-inflected jazz, along with a willingness to expand the genre's lexicon through innovative techniques like playing trumpet solos through a wah-wah pedal. Brown continues to live in New Orleans, playing both with his quintet and a hip-hop/funk combo called Soul'd U Out. ~ Steve Leggett

Harvey, IL
January 6, 1981