Shanachie, 2017, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: R&B+Jazz
O’s Notes: Smooth jazz guitarist Norman Brown considers“Let It Go“to be a spiritual exposition of our mental state, a reflection of ordinary life. Our take suggests that he’s living well! These twelve selections are jovial, optimistic tunes that will resonate with both old and new fans. Brown assures success employing all-stars like Kirk Whalum (sax), Rick Braun (t), Marion Meadows (sax) and Chante Moore (vocals). Fresh takes of “Ooh Child” with TrayCar (vocals) and “Man In The Mirror” featuring Sounds of Blackness pair well with Brown originals “Liberated” with BWB and “Remember Who You Are” with Kirk Whalum. It’s yet another good set, just in time for the summer heat!