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BROWNMAN ALI'S

BLUE NOTE COMPOSER SERIES
EXPLORING THE COMPOSITIONS OF 5 LEGENDARY BLUE NOTE COMPOSERS

Every Sunday in September • 3pm at The Loft

SEPTEMBER 2 • HORACE SILVER

Horace Silver is an American jazz pianist and composer. Silver is known for his distinctive humorous and funky playing style and for his pioneering compositional contributions to hard bop & what would later be dubbed “acid jazz”.
Band : Brownman - trumpet, Nick Maclean - piano, Mike Downes - bass, Tyler Goertzen - drums 


SEPTEMBER 9 • JOE HENDERSON

Joe Henderson was an American jazz tenor saxophonist. In a career spanning more than 40 years Henderson played with many of the leading U.S. players of his day and recorded for several prominent labels, including Blue Note.
Band : Brownman - trumpet, Nick Maclean - piano, Jesse Dietschi - bass, Tyler Goertzen - drums


SEPTEMBER 16 • WAYNE SHORTER

Wayne Shorter is an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Jazz critic Ben Ratliff of the New York Times has described Shorter as "probably jazz's greatest living small-group composer & a contender for greatest living improviser”.
Band : Brownman - trumpet, Nick Maclean - piano, Jesse Dietschi - bass, Tyler Goertzen - drums


SEPTEMBER 23 • HERBIE HANCOCK

Herbert Jeffrey "Herbie" Hancock is an American pianist, keyboardist, bandleader & composer.  As part of Miles Davis's Second Great Quintet, Hancock helped to redefine the role of a jazz rhythm section.  His many compositions are now jazz staples.
Band : Brownman - trumpet, Nick Maclean - piano, Jesse Dietschi - bass, Tyler Goertzen - drums


SEPTEMBER 30 • FREDDIE HUBBARD

Frederick Dewayne "Freddie" Hubbard was an American jazz trumpeter known primarily for playing in the bebop, hard bop & post bop styles from the early 1960s and on.  His compositions now stand as classics in jazz history.
Band : Brownman - trumpet, Nick Maclean - piano, Jesse Dietschi - bass, Geoff Bruce - drums


About BROWNMAN ALI
Heralded as “Canada’s preeminent Jazz trumpeter” by NYC’s Village Voice, Brownman Ali - born on the small Caribbean island of Trinidad, & schooled in NYC - is a multiple award-winning NYC-schooled protégé to his teacher, Grammy-winning trumpet legend, Randy Brecker. He tirelessly leads 7 unique ensembles of his own including the internationally acclaimed Miles Davis influenced BROWNMAN ELECTRYC TRIO, and the award-winning CRUZAO latin-jazz quintet. In high demand in the the studio world with over 300 CD appearances to date, Brownman delivers stylistically authentic horn playing over a wide range of styles from bebop to hiphop having worked with the likes of Guru's Jazzmatazz (replacing Donald Byrd in that primordial ensemble), Jay-z, Missy Elliot, Mos Def, KRS-1, Quincy Jones, Paul Simon, Mingus Dynasty Big Band, Gary Bartz, Chucho Valdes & far too many more to name here. He is considered to be one of the most unique and provocative improvising trumpet players in the nation today and is widely regarded as a vanguard for the evolution of Jazz in Canada. A highly decorated player, his accolades include 2 National Jazz Awards (and 11 nominations over the years), a CBC Galaxie Rising Star award, a SOCAN composers award, Montreal Jazz Fest's "Grand Prix Du Jazz" award, 3 Toronto Independent Music Awards (& 9 nominations), an induction into the WHO'S WHO IN BLACK CANADA, a BRAVO! channel documentary on his life, NOW magazine naming him "Toronto's Best Jazz Musician", CBC Radio Canada named him "one of the most recorded trumpet players in Canadian history", the Trinidad & Tobago Consulate General awarded him with a citation for being a "Distinguished National of Trinidad", and is listed by Air Canada as one of the "Top 10 reasons to visit Toronto".


ABOUT BLUE NOTE RECORDS
Blue Note Records is a legendary American jazz record label owned by the Universal Music Group and operated with Decca Records. Established in 1939 by Alfred Lion and Max Margulis, it derives its name from the blue notes of jazz and the blues. Originally dedicated to recording traditional jazz and small group swing, from 1947 the label began to switch its attention to modern jazz. Although the original company did not record many of the pioneers of bebop, significant exceptions are Thelonious Monk, Fats Navarro and Bud Powell.  Historically, Blue Note has principally been associated with the "hard bop" style of jazz (mixing bebop with other forms of music including soul, blues, rhythm and blues and gospel), but also recorded essential albums in the avant-garde and free styles of jazz. Horace Silver, Jimmy Smith, Freddie Hubbard, Lee Morgan, Art Blakey, Grant Green, Hank Mobley, Wayne Shorter, Bobby Hutcherson, and Jackie McLean were among the label's leading artists. During its heyday, the 1950s and 1960s, the photography and graphic art of Reid Miles created a series of iconic album covers, often incorporating session photos by Wolff, which added to Blue Note's artistic reputation.
For more on Blue Note Records:
www.BlueNote.cm  |  www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Note_Records

 

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