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Brownman Electryc Trio
In recent years, when not touring the globe as the featured soloist with legendary jazz-hip-hop outfit Guru's Jazzmatazz or subbing into Paul Simon's band, Toronto-based multi-award-winning Trinidadian-born trumpet player Brownman spends much of his artistic time in the exploration of "chordless" jazz - music produced without a chordal instrument (guitar or keyboard). He has explored this tonal quality for a decade with his now internationally acclaimed latin-jazz group CRUZAO, and most recently with his Miles Davis influenced BROWNMAN ELECTRYC TRIO (2007 National Jazz Award winners for "Electric Jazz Group of the Year"), who released their debut recording on Brownman's own label Browntasauras Records in 2010 to critical acclaim. Brownman himself has been heralded by the New York Village Voice as "Canada's preeminent jazz trumpet player", and the ensemble itself has been described by CODA magazine as follows: "Brownman's powerful electrified trio captures the essence of the later years in Miles Davis' life, his electric period, without imitation. Brownman's ELECTRYC TRIO is uniquely his own, yet echoes with the sounds of 'Bitches Brew' and 'In a Silent Way' right down to Miles' use of electronics while still managing to stay grounded in the sounds of today. Clearly paying apt tribute to Brownman's NYC mentor Randy Brecker, they are a truly impressive and energized modern jazz outfit."
Funkified modern jazz led by the Toronto trumpet icon – hear why the BET has been as high as #3 on the iTunes U.S. jazz charts!