Alison Brown Quartet - Alison Brown
Track Listing
  1. G Bop
  2. The Red Balloon
  3. My Favorite Marsha
  4. Mambo Banjo (Revisited)
  5. Without Anastasia
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  1. G Bop
  2. The Red Balloon
  3. My Favorite Marsha
  4. Mambo Banjo (Revisited)
  5. Without Anastasia
  6. Song of Monterrey
  7. Minding Rupert
  8. The Wonderful Sea Voyage (Of Holy St. Brendan)
  9. Hello Mendocino!
  10. The Day Sweeps Back
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Alison Brown, believe it or not, is a five-string banjo player. The rest of her quartet is a standard jazz ensemble consisting of piano, bass, and drums, and you can be confident that there's nary a bluegrass lick anywhere on this album. Like her compadre Béla Fleck (to whom she must be absolutely sick of being compared), Brown figured out some time ago that the banjo is a fully chromatic instrument with every bit as much melodic flexibility as a guitar, and that its clear, crisp tone is perfectly suited to jazz. It works ...

Alison Brown Quartet 1996, Vanguard

UPC: 015707948623

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