by rich brown

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Jonathan Jauzac
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Jonathan Jauzac was watching a Youtube video and heard Mahishmatish's atmosphere... Listen and enjoy I can't say anything else ! Favorite track: Mahishmatish.
Ed Buckley
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Ed Buckley This is a really good set of modern jazz compositions. The liner notes accurately call it complex music that remains dedicated to the groove. Very accessible, it does not skimp on quality. Excellent compositions coupled to superb playing make this a win for my ears. I dare you to pick just one favorite track! :-) The more I listen, the more I like this. Highly recommended!
Jonny Trobro
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Jonny Trobro Sometimes, not very often though, there's an album so great that you stop listening to anything else. Abeng is one of those rare diamonds, I just can't stop listening.... Favorite track: Window Seat.
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The music on ABENG utilizes progressive concepts in rhythm, harmony, and melody while keeping the listener (and the musicians playing the music) connected and engaged.  Drawing upon jazz-funk and jazz-rock influences ranging from Weather Report to Roy Ayers, the music is also directly influenced by a certain segment of New York based artists that Brown has worked with over the years. Artists such as Dapp Theory, Steve Coleman, Rudresh Mahanthappa, and Steve Lehman have helped to shape the sound of ABENG. It is complex music that remains dedicated to the groove, and in doing so maintains a level of accessibility that any listener can appreciate without feeling disconnected.


released January 25, 2016

Rich Brown - electric bass, clavé on track 4
Luis Deniz - alto saxophone
Kevin Turcotte - trumpet on tracks 3, 6
Kelly Jefferson - tenor saxophone on track 1
Chris Donnelly - piano on tracks 1, 6, 7, 8
Robi Botos - piano on tracks 2, 3, 4, 5. Fender Rhodes on track 2 Larnell Lewis - drums
Rosendo Chendy Leon - all percussion on track 3
Recorded at Canterbury Studios in Toronto, ON Canada Engineered by Jeremy Darby
Mixed and Mastered by Adam Tune
Manufacturing by Richard Boudreau at Accudub Artwork “Fulani” by Desirée Marshall at Afrodelik www.afrodelik.com
Cover Design by Yesim Tosuner Backyard Design
Executive Producers Ruchen Mahishmatish & Paul J. Youngman
All songs composed by Rich Brown (SOCAN)
Produced by Rich Brown



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Rich Brown is one of North America’s foremost electric bassists, having toured extensively with Rudresh Mahanthappa as well as many other leading artists. Following the success of his band Rinsethealgorithm, and the release of a solo bass album on ADDO Records, “Between Heaviness & Here”, Brown has assembled an all-star cast of Canada’s nest modern jazz musicians for his new project, ABENG. ... more

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