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ARTIST
TITLE
Crown Trunk Root Funk
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
AUM 044CD AUM 044CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
3/10/2008

"Rob Brown is an awesome alto saxophonist, a mercurial improviser who is perpetually inventive. AUM Fidelity has recorded him many times over the years as a foundation member of the groups of William Parker, and in conjunction with out drummer Whit Dickey. In this time, Brown has revealed himself to be a composer and group leader of distinct gifts. This is our first release with Mr. Brown as leader. A principal focus of Crown Trunk Root Funk is deep grooves, often dark and ominous, with levity provided by Brown's indelible melodies and the highly exploratory work of this extraordinary band. Parker provides the root bass, and drummer Gerald Cleaver brings his supremely sensitive musicality and Detroit-bred funk. Keyboardist and fellow Detroit native Craig Taborn (whose collaborative pedigree spans Tim Berne, James Carter, Carl Craig, Roscoe Mitchell, Meat Beat Manifesto, Chris Potter) is likewise endlessly inventive within this tremendously rewarding sonic ecosystem."