Andy Brown


Press: CD Reviews: Trio and Solo

Jazz Lives
Andy Brown Adds Beauty

Guitarist Andy Brown succeeds wonderfully. When he is playing the most familiar melody, we hear it in ways we had never thought of before — not by his abstracting or fracturing it, but because of his affection for its wide possibilities. And we go away from a note, a chord, a chorus, a whole performance, feeling that Andy has improved our world. He is obviously "not just another jazz guitarist" in a world full of men and women with cases, picks, extra strings, and amplifiers. For one thing, he is devoted to Melody — understated but memorable...
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Jazz Journal International Magazine - November 2008
CD Review "Trio and Solo"

Brown is always interesting and this CD should appeal to all those who like to hear inventive soloing and still like to recognize the tune. This CD might be hard to find but very well worth any effort you might have to make...
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Just Jazz Guitar Magazine - May 2008
CD Review "Trio and Solo"

Andy Brown is another example of why Chicago is becoming a hot spot for world class jazz guitarists…With his strong sense of tradition and the imagination to carry it forward, Brown will definitely be a name to keep an eye on...
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JazzChicago.net
CD Review "Trio and Solo"

His sensitive and emotional playing will have the listener cheering for more. Quite a nice album, one with actual "songs" in the classic sense, as well as one that presents a welcome return to utilizing the guitar as an instrument in service to the melody of these great songs...
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Ohio Fingerstyle Guitar Club - October 2007
CD Review "Trio and Solo"

Andy Brown is much more than a very practiced jazz musician - he's the real thing and havin' fun doing it...
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Chicago Jazz Magazine - Nov/Dec 2007 Issue
CD Review "Trio and Solo"

Brown has an understated style whereby less is clearly more. That's not to say that he doesn't have fantastic chops. He can rip it up as easily as anyone. Yet his dedication is firstly to clean, thoughtful musicality, rather than just showy flash...
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