Sunday, 24 April 2016

Dean Brown: Rolajafufu featuring Gary Husband, Dennis Chambers, Hadrien Feraud and more

Brandon Fields, Craig Handy, Dennis Chambers, Gary Husband, Hadrien Feraud, Ernest Tibbs, Richie Flores, Linley Marthe, Schuyler Deale, Bobby Sparks, Gerry Etkins, Morris Pleasure, George Whitty, Bernard Maseli, Marvin Smitty Smith, Dan Reinstein, Rocky Bryant, Rene Camacho, Daniel Sadownick, Bill Summers, Joey DeLeon, John Rekevics, Mateusz Pliniewicz, Bill Churchville

For me, music represents freedom of expression. In ROLAJAFUFU, I wanted to make a record that feels good and is at the same time, beautiful. The recording features a combination of interesting arrangements and extended solos by myself and the other great artists who participated. For the most part I utilized musicians that I regularly play with, as well as some guests who I hope to bring into the "live" fold in the future. Most of the tracks were recorded live in the studio and a lot of what I play is from those takes.

These factors give the listener a sense of intimate communication between the musicians, which is amplified by our familiarity with one another. We sound like a band because we are! Recording the CD has been a passionate, wonderful journey that you can now take with me. Enjoy!

Track 1 Lucky Number 9 (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
Track 2 Lampshade (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
Track 4 Pinky (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
Track 5 Old Soldiers (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
Track 6 Philly Man
Track 7 Baby, What You Want Me to Do?
Track 8 Beatin' Silver
Track 9 And so It Goes
Track 10 Freedom Song