Jazz legend, producer, artist, sound engineer and double Grammy winner
Paul Brown released his newest album on September 28th via Shanachie
Entertainment. Already, this eagerly anticipated album is being anointed
by his loyal fans, radio personalities, and industry icons as his best
With something for every cool musical taste, you'll find a delectable
variety of laid-back, contemplative to up-tempo charts, perfectly seasoned
by Brown's inimitable R&B style.
"This CD is a real reflection of my musical influences. Folk, rock, blues
and jazz all mixed together," Brown reflected, on the album's release
The album opener, "Sugar Fish," eases the listener into Brown-ville with
the help of Jessy J's flute and Greg Adams' flugelhorn. Further in, don't
miss Brown's unaffected reunion with Marc Antoine in "Right Back At Ya,"
that continues their magical spell created on the 2009 hit album, Foreign
The namesake track uses Brown's own vocals, as a "love story" tribute to
his wife, Jacqui, celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary. According to
Brown, it became a family affair as she decided to venture, for the first
time, into producing her husband's vocals.
Brown reflected, "She's never really had much to do with my music before,
so I think she had a huge effect on the performances." With Brown
literally singing to the love of his life, who was right there in the
studio, the track really captures his emotion, bottling it for us to
replay over and over.
LA devotee Tom Brady enthused, while "Shakin" to the unmistakable groove
of Brown's soulful Gibson L-5 electric guitar, "Multi-talented Paul Brown
really delivers on this album. He's cut a tantalizing mood-setter to start
the weekend 'chill' outdoors, or that drive home. Destined for a hit
single, 'Toast and Jam' incorporates the sultry sax talent of Jessy J to
create a perfect dance number."
"Offering lots of vocal variety throughout," he continues, "the 'End of
the Day' track evokes a Jackson Browne vibe, yet you'll hear definite
Bruce Springsteen-like overtones in 'The One You Lean On.' Brown really
infuses his cool, mellow sound with an upbeat energy throughout, his
melodies, plus a hint of Southern love. 'Let Me Love You' is a must to add
to your romantic collection. Now a personal favorite, 'Right Back At Ya'
features Marc Antoine's sweet guitar accents juxtaposed with Paul Brown's
characteristic driving rhythms. Get ready for a ride to the intersection
of Romance and Groove Streets, where the lights are low and the mood is
just right. Bravo!"
Music lovers will get one of the last chances to hear Paul Brown perform
live with Marc Antoine in the U.S. on October 8, 2010 at Palm Desert's La
Quinta Resort before he heads to England on a smooth jazz cruise. And ask
for some of those new tunes. This one's a keeper ... 10/10. Love we found