Drummer Mel Brown Releases / Girl Talk


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For Immediate Release Contact: Ed Bennett Saphu Records 503-788-0672 [email protected]

Mel Brown Quartet “Girl Talk"

If mainstream jazz is your bag, the Mel Brown Quartet brings you bop, ballads and scintillating originals making you gald you have ears. With over 100 years of collective experience, here's a group that knows the tradition and brings it boldly to the bandstand on every gig.

The Mel Brown Quartet came together in the fall of 2002 at Jimmy Mak's, a popular jazz club in Portland, Oregon. All seasoned jazzmen the group has become a mainstay in the Portland jazz scene playing to enthusiastic, full capacity crowds at every appearance.

Mel Brown was a featured drummer with Motown greats The Temptations, The Supremes etc., but is even better at the jazz kit where he is one of the true masters of his instrument. On this outing, with his favorite group, he is joined by young jazz master Tony Pacini at the piano, Northwest guitar legend Dan Balmer (Tom Grant, Joey Defrancesco, David Friesen) and acoustic bass giant Ed Bennett (Carmen McRae, Frank Morgan, Toshiko Akioshi-Lew Tabakin Big Band, etc.) on a set of tunes that reflects their three years of steady work together.


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