June 14, 2024

Mel Brown

Live at Jimmky Mak’s

Mel Brown is one of the most versatile and skilled drummers in the world. With a resume that includes tours with the likes of The Supremes, The Temptations, Diana Ross and Teddy Edwards; recordings with the likes of The Beatles; Marvin Gaye, and Leroy Vinnegar; Brown continues to work 6 nights a week in Portland. Brown leads such diverse bands as a hard?bop sextet on Tuesday nights to live D.J. acid jazz on Wednesdays.

With the quintet, Mel has made Thursday nights at Jimmy Mak’s one of the most exciting atmospheres in the northwest. The c.d. is over 70 minutes (a typical set on Thursdays) and completely captures the high?octane energy and power that this “motown?hammond B?3” influenced band showcases. Northwest music fans have been waiting for this for a long time.
PLAYERS Mel Brown-Drums
Thara Memory-Trumpet
Renato Caranto-Saxophone
Dan Faehnley-Guitar
Louis Pain-Organ

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