JAIMEO BROWN TRIO
Jaimeo Brown drums, Chris Sholar guitar & Jaleel Shaw alto sax
Wednesday 11th January – Thurs 12th January
“A dialogue between the present and a collective past of suffering and salvation, with echoes of Coltrane..As powerful as it is ambitious” **** The Guardian
“Jaimeo Brown makes music that shakes your heart and soul.” The Arts Desk
US drummer Jaimeo Brown (pronounced jah-mayo) deftly weaves together the acoustic and the digital, connecting jazz and classic blues with contemporary rock, hip-hop and electronic music in his affecting, powerful Transcendence project.
Transcendence is the product of long-time collaboration between Brown and co-producer/guitarist Chris Sholar (who won a GRAMMY® Award for his work on Kanye West and Jay-Z’s Watch the Throne). Both emerging from a generation that appreciates the jazz in hip-hop, the artists with whom this duo has collaborated with speaks for itself. Brown, as drummer, has sat behind the skins for Stevie Wonder, Q-Tip, Carl Craig, Kenny Garrett, Geri Allen, and Bobby Hutcherson, among others. Sholar’s work as guitarist and producer has spanned the likes of Beyonce, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Frank Ocean, A Tribe Called Quest, Robert Glasper, D’Angelo, Common, Dr. Dre and more.
More than just music, Jaimeo Brown Transcendence is a movement, a moment, and an imperative: Work Songs – the second instalment on the Jaimeo Brown Transcendence series — resonates with echoes of protest and rhythms of a call to freedom. Borne of oppression and sung in conditions of hardship, the music is visceral but inherently uplifting. It tells powerful stories of perseverance and human ingenuity explains Brown. “Tales of enduring communities through song, from African-American slaves to the stonemasons of Japan. These songs paint a picture of struggle as immediate as today.”
“My goal is to create something that feels good, is soulful and speaks to hearts. Something spiritual and moving,” says Brown of his creative process. “I hope that people will be moved in the way I was when creating it.”
Watch HERE the video to Jaimeo Brown’s ‘Be So Glad’
Jaimeo Brown Transcendence: Work Songs is out now on Motema Records
Doors: 6pm / Tickets: £25.00-£42.50
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