Rob Brown is one of the hardest hitting alto players currently on the scene. His slashing, bluesy lines keep the spirit of Jimmy Lyons alive without corroding the conviction that Brown is a fiercely original voice. He is also a fluent composer, who can build provocative pieces from jagged, shard-like motives, and create poignant moods from flowing melodies. Most importantly, he knows how to translate these assets into recordings that are as engrossing on the fifth or sixth listen as they are on the first.
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