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The Mood

Eric Frazier Productions,

Maurice Brown Review "The Mood"
By Eric Frazier

Maurice Brown has successfully and ingeniously provided the perfect combination of smooth Jazz and Hip/Hop in a recording that is a model for combining the listening pleasure of young and old. The title of this masterpiece is called "The Mood."

Maurice features Hip/Hop star Talib Kweli on track 4 (Stand Up), Chris Turner and J. Ivy on Track 10 (Destination Hope) and noted singer Chris Rob contibutes to the vocals as well.

Maurice takes flight to another amazing level as he breaks the mold you are use to hearing on the trumpet. He is just as gifted with Hip/Hop vocals which is apparent on this recording. "The Mood" gives you a knew perspective in Jazz. Buy it and be forever rewarded!

Great Album

Derek915,

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

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

  • ORIGIN
    Harvey, IL
  • GENRE
    Jazz
  • BORN
    Jan 6, 1981

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