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Early Bird
Donald Brown
Early Bird
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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All Artists: Donald Brown
Title: Early Bird
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sunny Side
Release Date: 11/1/1995
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Style: Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 016728102520

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Intriguing set of post-bop tunes.
J. Levinson | Media, PA USA | 11/22/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This album features former Jazz Messenger Brown in a sextet consisting of himself, altoist Donald Harrison, trumpeter Bill Mobley, vibraphonist Steve Nelson and Wynton Marsalis's rhythm section of the time (bassist Bob Hurst and drummer Jeff "Tain" Watts). They perform six of Brown's intriguing post-bop originals, plus "Speak Low" and the pianist's solo showcase "If You Could See Me Now", producing a very listenable set of contemporary jazz featuring his lyrical piano technique."
True grit and finesse
Brian D. Fitzpatrick | Medford, MA | 04/18/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The Donald Brown Sextet
Donald Harrison-alto/flute
Bill Mobley-trumpet/flugelhorn
Donald Brown-piano
Steve Nelson-vibes
Robert Hurst-bass
Jeff "Tain" Watts-drums

The multi-talented pianist,composer and arranger presents us here with his debut CD as a leader (Sunnyside-1985).Six of the eight tracks are Brown's compositions.
Well known for his creative and original ideas,the tunes amply speak for themselves on the session.'If You Could See Me Know'(Tadd Dameron),is a solo showcase for Brown's brilliance as a pianist.On 'Speak Low'(Kurt Weill-Ogden Nash),Brown displays his arranging talents for small ensemble.Highlights for me were 'The Early Bird Gets The Short End Of The Stick',and 'Bad Case Of The Bu's'.An outstanding session,with great soloing by all.These guys came to play.This comes highly recommended.Enjoy!"