Brownman Ali
Julian Anderson-Bowes
Norbert Botos
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B.A.T. 2003 at Lisa's Cafe

Brownman Ali
trumpet & flügelhorn
Adrean Farrugia
piano & rhodes
Marc Rogers
acoustic & electric bass
Ernesto Cervini
drums & percussion
Kevin Brow - drums - 2006

"Award winning Trinidadian born, New York schooled jazz trumpet player Brownman Ali leads this modern jazz quartet through inspired arrangements of standards and choice originals.  The new generation of jazz."
          - reviewer

"Performing organic jazz in the classic trio or quartet setting, this unit strives to embody the jazz improvising spirit of the 60's - communication.  Playing selections of standards linked together in one organic mish-mash of sonic goodness, this unit brings classic jazz themes and powerful Brownman compositions into the new millenium"
          - Scott McLaren, CHRY radio

Sample the group :
   Clip only
   1.2 meg
"Bye Bye Blackbird" - Trio
   1926 jazz ballad interpreted here by Brownman. Featuring Daniel Barnes on drums and Ross MacIntyre on bass. This tune will will appear on an upcoming trio release.
   Full tune
   7.5 meg
"Days Of Wine & Roses" - Trio
    This classic jazz standard performed as a jazz-samba in the chordless trio setting. Again featuring Daniel Barnes on drums and Ross MacIntyre on bass.
   Clip only
   1.6 meg
"Without A Song" - Quartet
    Another classic jazz standard performed.  This clip was taken from the 2003 Distillery Jazz Festival.  Daniel Barnes on drums, Marc Rogers on bass and Adrean Farrugia on piano.
   Full tune
   7.8 meg
"Red Clay" - Trio
   Freddie Hubbard's clasic 70's jazz-funk standard re-invented by the Trio.  This groove tune features Brown on the electric trumpet and for some sizzling high-energy jazz-funk.
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Brown - trumpet | Kevin Brow - drums | Scott Peterson - bass
Brownman Akoustic Trio 2005
Brownman - trumpet | Kevin Brow - drums | Scott Peterson - bass
Trane Studio, Toronto - Apr 2005

When the "regulars" aren't available for the drums'n'bass chairs, a sub must be called in...
... this has led over the years  to many of Toronto's finest jazz musicians doing time in the Trio or Quartet.
Trio & Quartet Alumni include:
Michael "Danger" Herring - bass
(Working Trio bassist 2001-2004... replaced by Scott Peterson in 2005)
Scott Peterson - bass
(Working Trio bassist 2005-2009... replaced by Ross MacIntyre in 2010)
Marc Rogers - bass
Jesse Dietschi - bass
Greg Earle - bass
Ross MacIntyre - bass
Brandi Disterheft - bass
Mark Cashion - bass
Soren Nissen - bass
Kevin Brow - drums
(Working Trio drummer 2001-2006)
Daniel Barnes - drums
Joe Poole - drums
Ben Riley - drums
Sly Juhas - drums
Jeff Halischuk - drums
Davide Direnzo - drums
Norbert Botos - drums

Tyler Goertzen - drums
Eric West - drums
Ian Wright - drums

Dave Restivo - piano
(Working Quartet pianist 2001-2003... replaced by Adrean Farrugia in 2004)
Adrean Farrugia - piano
David Braid - piano
Nick Maclean - piano

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