The second ‘Sum of One’ video is up with lot’s more multitracked keyboard madness! This time I cover one of my favourite Brownman Ali compositions, his tribute to comedian and social commentator Chris Rock: CHOCALET CITEH! Make sure to stick around to the end where a very special guest performer makes a cameo appearance!
(originally released on the Brownman Electryc Trio’s 2013 release Gravitation).
With live performance being what it is at the moment this is still my only life-line to electric jazz performance and I’m enjoying the hell out of it.
A special thanks to Brownman for his insights into the composition and his valuable input into the drum programming!
Snaggle’s bandleader guests with the Brownman Electryc Trio in Brownman’s hotly anticipated HALLOWEEN THRILLER TOUR! 6 cities, 6 shows exploring the seminal Michael Jackson Thriller record through the lens of electric jazz. You don’t want to miss this folks!
Acclaimed jazz / hip-hop trumpet player BROWNMAN ALI will once again lead an all-star quartet through his popular annual Halloween Thriller concert. The much lauded BROWNMAN ELECTRYC TRIO + 1 will perform the entire Michael Jackson “Thriller” recording, interpreted and re-worked in the Miles Davis-esque fashion this multiple National Jazz Award winning improviser has become known for. In addition to the quartet performing Thriller top to bottom, other MJ classics will be featured through the night for this unique Halloween jazz party series. Costumes and Thriller video dance moves encouraged.
Widely regarded as a vanguard for the evolution of Jazz in Canada, Toronto’s own BROWNTASAURAS RECORDS presents three of its most dynamic and explosive electric-jazz ensembles: BROWNMAN ELECTRYC TRIO, SNAGGLE & MODUS FACTOR for an evening of intensely funkified music. The label, formed in 2009 by acclaimed jazz trumpet player BROWNMAN ALI, was initially created as a home for the 8 group he leads. In 2015 he opened the doors to other groups he performs with being signed in an attempt to help catalyze the creation of new jazz art. Now the label is home to a myriad of envelope pushing band-leaders, all of whom feature Brownman in their ensembles.
From the improvisational bedlam of Modus Factor, to the highly diverse compositional odysseys of Snaggle, to the visceral power of the Brownman Electryc Trio, the Browntasauras Presents: will give each ensemble the opportunity to showcase their own unique sounds. Then — as the night progresses — audiences will start to see Browntasauras musicians all guesting in other ensembles. Expect to see the Modus bass player with the Brownman Electryc Trio, the Snaggle keyboardist sitting in with Modus, and the Electryc Trio drummer playing with Snaggle, making this a UNIQUE offering of exploratory, cross-pollinated electric-jazz, the likes of which Toronto has never seen before. A must see!