Michael Brook

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Michael Brook (born 1951 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian guitarist, inventor, producer, and film music composer. He plays in many genres, including rock, electronica, world music, minimalism and film scores.

He was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1996 for his production work and as a co-artist on Pakistani singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan's album Night Song.[1] Another notable collaboration was Sleeps with the Fishes with Clan Of Xymox member Pieter Nooten (4AD, 1987).

He toured as a member of the Sylvian and Fripp tour group, with the final concert at the Royal Albert Hall in December 1994 documented on the album Damage: Live. He also opened the concerts with a solo set, featuring the Infinite Guitar with effects and sequencer backing. In 1998, he produced the album "Volcán: Tributo a José José", a tribute album to singer Jose Jose. In 2006, the solo album RockPaperScissors was released, with an ambient remix version following in 2007. Brook toured small venues in Canada and the United States in late January/early February, 2007.

Selected discography[edit]

Studio & live albums[edit]

  • Hybrid (1985 EG) – solo material with Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois collaboration.
  • Sleeps with the Fishes (1987 4AD) - collaboration with Pieter Nooten from Clan of Xymox.
  • Mustt Mustt (1990 RealWorld) – collaboration with Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, record is credited only to Ali Khan.
  • Cobalt Blue (1992 4AD) – solo record, mostly electric guitar.
  • Live at the Aquarium (1993 4AD) – recording of a live concert, sometimes packaged together with Cobalt Blue.
  • Shona (1995 Sine) - an unofficial release, recorded live during the Lanzarote Music Festival, December 1989.
  • Damage: Live (1994 Virgin) - with Robert Fripp and David Sylvian
  • Dream (1995 RealWorld) - collaboration with U. Srinivas and Trey Gunn.
  • Night Song (1996 RealWorld) – second collaboration with Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.
  • Star Rise (1997 RealWorld) - last collaboration with Khan, remix album of tracks from Mustt Mustt and Night Song.[2]
  • The Seven Steps to Mercy (1997 RealWorld) - collaboration with Iarla Ó Lionáird.
  • Black Rock (1998 RealWorld) - collaboration with Djivan Gasparyan.
  • Assembly (2002 RealWorld) - collaboration with Hukwe Zawose.
  • RockPaperScissors (2006 Canadian Rational) – most recent solo record.
  • BellCurve (2007) – a remix of the album RockPaperScissors by James Hood.
  • Penumbra (2008 Canadian Rational/bigHelium) - collaboration with Djivan Gasparyan.

Soundtracks[edit]

Soundtrack albums[edit]

As sideman[edit]

With Jon Hassell

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ahmad, Salman. Rock & Roll Jihad: A Muslim Rock Star's Revolution. New York: Free Press, 2010. 127.
  2. ^ Reighley, Kurt B. "Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan & Michael Brook: Remixed" CMJ New Music Monthly 55 (Mar 1998): 40.

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