Donald Brown (musician)

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Donald Ray Brown (born March 28, 1954, Hernando, Mississippi) is an American jazz pianist.

Brown was raised in Memphis, Tennessee, where he learned to play trumpet and drums in his youth. From 1972 to 1975 he was a student at Memphis State University, by which time he had made piano his primary instrument. He was with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers from 1981 to 1982, then took teaching positions at Berklee College of Music from 1983 to 1985 and the University of Tennessee from 1988.[1] Brown has recorded extensively for labels such as Evidence, Muse and Sunnyside.[2]

Discography[edit]

  • The Sweetest Sounds (Evidence Records, 1988)
  • Early Bird (Sunnyside Records, 1988)
  • Sources of Inspiration (Muse Records, 1989)
  • Cause & Effect (Muse, 1991)
  • People Music (Muse, 1991)
  • Send One Your Love (Muse, 1992)
  • Cartunes (Muse, 1993)
  • Piano Short Stories (Space Time Records, (1996)
  • Seasons of Ballads (Space Time Records, 1997)
  • Wurd on the Street (Space Time Records, 1998)
  • Enchante! (Space Time Records, 1999)
  • French Kiss (Space Time Records, 2000)
  • At This Point in My Life (Space Time Records, 2001)
  • Autumn in New York (Space Time Records, 2002)
  • "Continuum" (Space Time Records, 2004)
  • The Classic Introvert (Space Time Records, 2004)
  • Fast Forward to the Past (Space Time Records, 2008)
  • Born to be Blue (Space Time Records, 2013)

With Art Blakey

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brown at The University of Tennessee". music.utk.edu. Retrieved 2010-11-23. 
  2. ^ Scott Yanow, Donald Brown at Allmusic