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FIVE WEEKS FOR MILES (Kitchener) 2019 - Week 5/5 - "Doobop" - Had He Lived...

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FIVE WEEKS FOR MILES (Kitchener) 2019 - Week 5/5 - "Doobop" - Had He Lived...


Every Saturday in March, at TWH Social After Dark (in the Walper Hotel) in Kitchener, multi-award winning trumpet player BROWNMAN ALI -- heralded as "Canada's preeminent jazz trumpet player" by New York's Village Voice -- will lead 5 different all-star ensembles through 5 historic eras of jazz which Miles Davis catalyzed & immortalized with his presence. ---- www.Miles.Brownman.com for ticket links, full info, player info, venue details, etc ---- Week 5 - Sat Mar 30 (Kitchener) "Doo-bop" - Had he lived... ---- Towards the end of Miles' life he began an exploration of another sub-component of modern popular music - hip-hop. The "Doo-bop" recording (Warner,'92) would feature rappers and loops and would have marked the beginning of Miles' exploration or this artform. It is often harshly referred to by critics as his "worst" documented recording and as a "forgettable" era of his life, but it still stands strongly as a prime example of the Milesian ethic - his ability to recognize "what's next" and creatively move within and extend that artform. Brownman states "I believe it is extremely probable that Miles would have worked closely with the likes of Tribe Called Quest, The Roots, Rakim, Guru, Big Daddy Kane, junglists, DJs, rappers, beat-makers alike... had he lived. Tonight will be a salute to what MIGHT have been." ---- Brownman - electric trumpet (National Jazz Award winner) Ayrah Taerb - rapper (T.Dot BANGERZ Brass / Dirty B-sides) DJ Dopey - turntables (DMC World Turntable Champion) Sean Dennis - 6-string electric bass (Brownman Electryc Trio) Jacob Aylward - drums (KC Roberts & The Live Revolution) ========================================== About BROWNMAN www.Brownman.com ========================================== Heralded as “Canada’s preeminent Jazz trumpeter” by NYC’s Village Voice, Brownman Ali - born on the small Caribbean island of Trinidad, & schooled in NYC - is a multiple award-winning NYC-schooled protégé to his teacher, Grammy-winning trumpet legend, Randy Brecker. He tirelessly leads 7 unique ensembles of his own including the internationally acclaimed Miles Davis influenced BROWNMAN ELECTRYC TRIO, and the award-winning CRUZAO latin-jazz quintet. All these ensembles record under Brownman's own much lauded BROWNTASAURAS RECORDS label, established in 2009. In high demand in the studio world with over 300 CD appearances to date, Brownman delivers stylistically authentic horn playing over a wide range of styles from bebop to hiphop having worked with the likes of Guru's Jazzmatazz (replacing Donald Byrd in that primordial ensemble), Mos Def, KRS-1, Quincy Jones, Paul Simon, Jay-z, Mingus Dynasty Big Band, Gary Bartz, Chucho Valdes & far too many more to name here. He is considered to be one of the most unique and provocative improvising trumpet players in the nation today and is widely regarded as a vanguard for the evolution of Jazz in Canada. "One of the next great voices in the new generation of jazz improvisers" - Randy Brecker, multi-Grammy winning trumpet legend A highly decorated player, his awards & accolades include 2 National Jazz Awards (with 11 nominations over the years), Montreal Jazz Fest's "Grand Prix Du Jazz" award, a CBC Galaxie Rising Star award, a SOCAN composers award, an International Independent Music Award for "Album of the Year", a Toronto Independent Music Award "jazz artist of the year" (6 nominations), a Black Canadian Award nomination for "Jazz Musician of the Year", an induction into the WHO'S WHO IN BLACK CANADA, a BRAVO! channel documentary on his life, NOW magazine naming him "Toronto's Best Jazz Musician", CBC Radio Canada named him "one of the most recorded trumpet players in Canadian history", NPR in New York calls him "the new standard in electric jazz", the Trinidad & Tobago Consulate General awarded him with a citation for being a "Distinguished National of Trinidad" and has been listed by Air Canada as one of the "Top 10 reasons to visit Toronto". “Awards are nice, naturally, but to dig what Brownman is doing, you’ve got to see him live. I had a chance to do just that over the summer when Brownman fronted his killer trio ... I came away with a blown mind. This guy’s got chops galore, soul to match, and a sense of phrasing that recalls many of the greats, but suggests itself to be his own.” - Buffalo News



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