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Smooth Jazz Super Producer Paul Brown Signs to GRP

If you like your jazz smooth, then chances are you owe a great deal of gratitude to Paul Brown.

Having contributed to chart-topping hits like George Benson’s “Fly by Night,” Euge Groove’s “Slam Dunk,” Kirk Whalum’s “That’s the Way Love Goes” and Al Jarreau’s “Just to Be Loved,” among others, Brown’s skills are well-known in contemporary jazz. But after over 20 years of NAC production stardom, and 38 number-one hits on the smooth-jazz chart, Brown has signed to GRP Records to make his own album debut with the aptly titled Up Front, out on February 24.

Ron Goldstein, president and CEO of the Verve Music Group, said: “As a producer in the smooth-jazz arena, Paul has brought his skill and expertise as the man behind the scenes. Now, with his incredible talent as a guitarist, he steps out from behind the control room board into the main studio as a recording artist. Fortunately for us, Paul chose GRP to begin this new journey.”

Indeed he did, Ron, indeed he did.

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