can feel his vibrant energy, when Norman Brown fiercely performs
onstage. Assembling a huge fan community he is one of the shining
stars of this genre. All started with his debut Just Between Us
(1992), followed by the albums After The Storm (1994),
Better Days Ahead (1996), Celebration (2000),
Just Chillin' (2002), West Coast Coolin' (2004),
Stay With Me (2007) and Sending My Love, released June
Many of his fans compare his music to George Benson's guitar
performance. This is not pure coincidental, because both artists play
Ibanez guitars. That and Norman's guitar mastery was the reason,
George Benson invited Norman to join him on his album
Songs and Stories (2009). George commented: "I
was surprised at how well Norman handled his vocal parts in the song.
His guitar playing is superb, which didnít surprise me at all, because
heís a fabulous musician. But he also has good vocal range, which did
So we discovered a little secret,
Norman Brown has the same qualities as singer and guitarist
George Benson. Especially the fans honored his humanity and
accessibility, which might be not quite normal for a star of his
Norman explains the title of his
"I wanted to send a message to my fans: I am with
Norman got great support on this
album by artists like Herman Jackson (keyboards), Emmery Williams
(piano, programming), Alex Al (bass), Teddy Campbell (drums), Jubu
(rhythm guitar) and Kevin Ricard (percussion).
Come Go With Me is
Norman's invitation into his world of music. He inspires with his
relaxed but still very complex guitar style perfectly surrounded by a
voluminous horn section. Captivating with hooking melodies like
Hereís My Number is Norman's great potential as guitarist and
composer. Sending My Love links to ancient Motown music,
transferring worthy notes into modern times. Norman's guitar wizardry
combined with a superb keyboard sound, is the real deal.
Celebrate Me Home is
dedicated to the troupes serving in Iraq. The Gospel character of this
tune underlines the important of that mission and Norman's hope for a
safe come back. His daughter Rochella Brown is the awesome lead singer
of Kenny Loggins' classic. The Latin flavored Play Time shows
the master at work, Norman Brown at its best.
Special Moments defines memorable
percussion as dynamic base for Norman's melodious excursion.
Versatility and musicality are the most important
things percussionist Kevin Ricard brings
to each recording or performance. Since
West Coast Coolin' Norman Brown
is fostering the Urban AC market. Iím Pouring My Heart Out
tends to the R&B genre again with Norman's skillful vocals.
When you search after a little George Benson reminder, try Thinking
About You. Coming Back (Return Of The Man) is another
finger exercise of Brown and Jackson, the ideal twins. Soon we reach
the end with the One Last Goodbye, Norman's personal farewell.
See you in a little while, Norman!
With Sending My Love Norman Brown soldifies anew his
mesmerizing influence on his fans and his reputation as one of the
leading contemporary jazz artists.
Buy the album in all stores
Title: Sending My Love
Artist: Norman Brown
Genre: General Jazz
Label: Peak Records
01 Come Go With Me [4:06]
02 Hereís My Number [5:48]
03 Sending My Love [4:19]
04 Celebrate Me Home [4:44]
05 Play Time [4:42]
06 Special Moments [5:07]
07 Iím Pouring My Heart Out [2:28]
08 Thinking About You [4:30]
09 Coming Back (Return Of The Man) [4:11]
10 One Last Goodbye [3:46]
Stay With Me