Back in March, I talked about two-thirds of the smooth jazz supergroup BWB, Rick Braun and Kirk Whalum, and intended on talking about the third member, Norman Brown, but I must have forgotten. So let’s fix that.
Norman Brown was brought up in Kansas City, Kansas. He was initially influenced by Jimi Hendrix and The Isley Brothers, then heard Wes Montgomery and got deep into jazz. Since 1992 he’s released 11 studio albums as a solo act and three with BWB.
From 1994’s After The Storm, here is “Lydian.” This album was awarded jazz album of the year by Soul Train Music Awards.
From his latest album, this year’s The Highest Act Of Love, the title track.
His website tells us that he’ll be appearing at Rainbow Lagoon Park in Long Beach, California this Saturday. He’s active on Facebook and invites his fans to contact him on Messenger. You can hear him on YouTube, iTunes, Soundcloud, and Spotify.
Norman Brown, your Two for Tuesday, August 6, 2019.