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Rick Braun: Crossroads (Shanachie)

One of contemporary jazz’s most popular artists, trumpeter Rick Braun has a sound built on a silken, lyrical horn voice, usually set over grooving rhythms. On Crossroads, he doesn’t stray too far from that formula, but he deploys it in a rich variety of contexts. A collection of stylistically varied originals and covers, Crossroads includes … Read More “Rick Braun: Crossroads (Shanachie)”

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Rick Braun : Can You Feel It

There’s a cut on Rick Braun’s new album called “Get Up and Dance,” and while it’s not the title track, that title captures this disc’s spirit perfectly. Braun, a popular smooth-jazz trumpeter/flugelhornist, evokes the sound and spirit of classic ’70s jazz-funk as he and a stellar group of musicians groove their way through an irresistible … Read More “Rick Braun : Can You Feel It”

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