Listening Room - BWB pays fantastic tribute to Michael Jackson

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    Individually, they are three titans of contemporary music: Rick Braun, the gifted trumpeter/flugelhornist; GRAMMY® Award-winning tenor saxophonist Kirk Whalum; and Norman Brown, the GRAMMY®-winning guitarist. They came together eleven years ago as the supergroup known as BWB and their historic album Groovin’, made them one of the most sought-after groups at that time.

    This terrific triad has reassembled with the release of Human Nature (click here to read our review). This long-awaited sequel to their debut project spotlights BWB’s stupendous reimaging of eleven selections made famous by the King of Pop, Michael Jackson.

    Individually, they are three titans of contemporary music: Rick Braun, the gifted trumpeter/flugelhornist; GRAMMY® Award-winning tenor saxophonist Kirk Whalum; and Norman Brown, the GRAMMY®-winning guitarist. They came together eleven years ago as the supergroup known as BWB and their historic album Groovin’, made them one of the most sought-after groups at that time.

    This terrific triad has reassembled with the release of Human Nature (click here to read our review). This long-awaited sequel to their debut project spotlights BWB’s stupendous reimaging of eleven selections made famous by the King of Pop, Michael Jackson.

    “This is a fun collaboration,” Brown says. “First of all, we really love each other. We’ve been good friends for the longest time. Rick is a very serious trumpet player; so is Kirk on his horn. And then we feed off each other and bring stuff to life that way. So it was Rick’s idea to make these songs, to do the Michael Jackson songbook. So we just started picking our favorite ones. It was hard to narrow it down, but we narrowed it down to eleven tunes and we hope that we did him proud.” BWB is augmented by keyboardist John Stoddart, bassist Braylon Lacey, drummer Khari Parker, percussionist Lenny Castro and organist Ralph Lofton.

    Well, it's just as fun for us as it was for them. And it's our newest SoulTracks Listening Room. So check out Human Nature below and tell us what you think. And click on the CD cover below to find it at a special price at Amazon.com!

     

     

    Click on CD cover (left) to listen to or purchase "Human Nature" for a special price at Amazon.com

     

     

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