My new solo guitar CD "Soloist" has been released on Delmark records. It is available for purchase at Amazon, at the Jazz Record Mart, or from me at a gig.
I'm really happy to have this album out. I've focused on solo guitar for a long time and I'm pleased with how the music was captured on this disc.
I've already been fortunate to get some good reviews of the recording. NYC jazz writer Michael Steinman wrote this thoughtful feature about it: https://jazzlives.wordpress.com/2015/02/19/warm-translucence-andy-brown-solo-jazz-guitar/
One of my solo guitar idols is the late Ted Greene. The folks who run www.tedgreene.com published some nice words about the CD, as well as some reminiscences about my time with Ted and Kenny Poole in their March newsletter: http://www.tedgreene.com/news/default.asp
I'll be doing a CD release party at one of my favorite places to play. The event will be on Thursday, March 19 at the Whiskey Lounge in Evanston as part of the Steve Rashid Presents "WDCB Live At The Whiskey Lounge" series. It's also the day after my 40th birthday, so I guess it'll be my B-day celebration as well...
In other CD news, I'm pleased to be featured on organist Chris Foreman's new Sirens Records release "Now Is The Time." Chris and I spent seven years playing together once a week at the Green Mill with vocalist Kimberly Gordon, and I'm so proud to be featured playing four duets with Chris on this new recording! You can purchase this recording at CD Baby.
Yesterday (Monday, March 2) NPR's Fresh Air hosted by Terry Gross did a feature on Chris' new recording, and played some cuts of us playing together: http://www.npr.org/2015/03/02/390150388/now-is-the-time-for-organist-chris-foreman
If you can't make my CD release on March 19th, check out my schedule page and find a night to come say hello!