Grammy Award-winning trumpet player Maurice “Mobetta” Brown is no stranger to working with some of the most talented musicians in the world. He was mentored by the iconic Wynton Marsalis, arranged the horn section for Tedeschi Trucks Bands’ 2011 Grammy award-winning album Revelator and has played alongside incredible stars such as Santigold, Wyclef Jean, Santana, Lalah Hathaway, Omar, John Legend, and more. They call him “Mobetta” for a reason; from a musical standpoint, it doesn’t get much better than Mo Brown.
Currently working on his own solo material, Maurice’s latest album - THE MOOD - features his live band in a studio album that showcases his soulful composition, ambitious production & adventurous improvisations in a seamless blend of jazz, hip hop, soul and sounds from around the world.
A stand out single from the album features Hip-Hop master Talib Kweli. In his words, ‘STAND UP is a call for humanity to take a stand and come together to make a positive difference in the world around us. We are in a political and economic climate that has been sapping the energy and sense of hope from everyone around us. Inspired by the advice “Stand for something or you’ll fall for anything” that my father gave me when I was a kid, I want to call people to come together, take a stand for a better life & a better world and help one another in whatever way possible, big or small. To collectively be the change we wish to see in the world.’
Brown has an ambitious touring schedule, anchored around the release with a Tuesday night residency at the Fame Jazz Standard in New York. A rotating cast of special guests include Snarky Puppy’s Michael League, Drum legend Lenny White, and Saxophonist Skerik.
march 24, 2017
Maurice Brown -- Trumpet / Vocals
Kris Bowers -- Piano / Keyboards
Solomon Dorsey -- Bass
Joe Blaxx -- Drums
Josh Connolly -- Guitar (tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Chelsea Baratz -- Tenor Sax & Vocals (tracks 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10)
Derek Douget -- Tenor Sax (tracks 2, 9)
Weedie Braimah -- Percussion (tracks 5, 8)
Saunders Sermons -- Trombone (track 3)
Talib Kweli -- Vocals (track 4)
Chris Turner -- Vocals (track 10)
J. Ivy -- Spoken Word (track 10)
Produced by Maurice Brown | Mixed by QMillion
Recorded at The Parlor Recording Studio, New Orleans, LA
Mastered by Dave Kutch at The Mastering Palace
Engineered by Matt Grondin & Nick Guttmann
Album Photos: Zach Gross | Layout : Andy Hunter