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Norman Brown: Give ’Em What They Want

Norman Brown

It may surprise you to hear Norman Brown go off on a rant. This, after all, is the guitarist, sculpted in the Wes Montgomery/George Benson tradition, who for 15 years has been recording baby-making smooth jazz with a sophisticated urban polish.

But L.A. will make anyone crazy, and the 44-year-old from the jam-packed San Fernando Valley, via Kansas City, Kan., says he’s fed up with the incivility he encounters every day. “People don’t care about anyone,” he says, a touch of anger creeping into his voice. “We need to wake up and be more aware. It’s hurting us.”

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