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Andy Brown Quartet: Direct Call

Thoroughly worthy of its Johnny Hodges/Duke Ellington pedigree, in buoyantly swinging ways, “The Jeep Is Jumpin’” kicks off guitarist Andy Brown’s third recording for Delmark. There are several uptempo delights to come, enlivened by Brown’s fluid yet unfussy virtuosity. Swift propulsion and crisp breaks, courtesy of pianist Jeremy Kahn, bassist Joe Policastro and drummer Phil … Read More “Andy Brown Quartet: Direct Call”

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Andy Brown: Soloist

When programming the selection of tunes on his latest CD, Soloist, Chicago-based guitarist Andy Brown couldn’t have chosen a more enticing opener than his fingerstyle take on “Dancing in the Dark.” Or a more telling one, for it certainly suggests pleasures to come. Introducing the standard with an articulate and elegant touch, Brown crafts a … Read More “Andy Brown: Soloist”

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