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Past Reviews
Andy Brown - "Andy Brown Trio & Solo"

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Andy Brown

"Andy Brown Trio & Solo"

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Written October 2007

You'll never meet a nicer guy than this peach of a jazz guitarist - Andy Brown.  In addition, not only did he spend a lot of time learning the finer aspects of classy jazz from his late "professor of jazz guitar," Kenny Poole - he put talent to vinyl (well, CD) by including 7 finger style solos in his latest album as a tribute to Kenny.  (Tuned down to D instead of the C that Kenny did.)

Whether using a plectrum or just his fingers - Andy Brown never loses sight of the fact that, like his mentor, Kenny Poole, he is playing for his audience - not just himself and/or showing off for his fellow musicians.  Machine guns are best left for the likes of Elliot Ness - tact, patience, silky smooth single note lines, bad-ass chord lines, harmonies and an ever present bass line are better used by true jazz guitarists.  

This album is full of little wonderful chordal (new word I made up) nuances that makes the listener look even harder for the next one that happens along - and, they do.  He's never far from the familiar melody - but, with twists and "tricks" that sooner or later educate us to the fact that Andy Brown is much more than a very practiced jazz musician - he's the real thing and havin' fun doing it.... 

Lullaby of Leaves off the CD.

You can purchase the CD from CD Baby.... (click)