The Nathan Brown Trio to release new recording “This is the Moment “on Gut String Records
Nathan Brown – Bass/ Felix Lemerle – Guitar/ Peter Traunmueller - Drums
Every so often a musician and his ensemble come along and stamp their name on today’s musical landscape. With their new release “This is the Moment” (Release Date: September 8th, 2017), led by bassist Nathan Brown, the trio does just that. Joined on the new release by Felix Lemerle on guitar and Peter Traunmueller on drums, Brown and his comrades show why their musicianship and compositional skills are gaining the attention they deserve. The new release is a collection of original compositions along with interpretations of selections from Walter Davis Jr, Grant Green, Leslie Bricusse and Frederik Hollander. Jump on board with the Nathan Brown Trio and enjoy the ride.
About Nathan Brown:
Nathan began playing music at the age of five. Later he attended Michigan State University and studied jazz bass with Rodney Whitaker and classical bass with Jack Budrow. He then went on to receive a Masters in Music at Northern Illinois University. Now Living in New York City, Nathan has performed with world renowned artists such as Wess "Warmdaddy" Anderson, Frank Morgan, Paquito D'Rivera, John Faddis, Lewis Nash, Marquis Hill, and many others. He has performed at esteemed venues and festivals worldwide including Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, and the Detroit International Jazz Festival. Outside of performing, Nathan is also a music producer and educator. www.nathanbrownmusic.com
About Felix Lemerle:
Félix Lemerle is a New York City based jazz guitarist & composer from Paris, France. After his undergrad at the CRR de Paris, he received his MA at Queens College on a Fulbright scholarship. He has performed with the likes of Ari Roland, Cyrille Aimée, Peter & Will Anderson, Freddie Redd, Alain Jean-Marie at venues and festival such as Chris' Jazz Cafe, BLU Jazz+, Dirty Dog, Sunset/Sunside, Jazz in Marciac. Félix received acclaim at the Eddie Lang guitar competition 2012 where he won 1st prize and at Smietana guitar competition 2015 where he won 2nd prize. www.felixlemerle.com
About Peter Traunmueller:
Peter Traunmueller, originally from Salzburg, Austria, is a New York City based drummer, arranger, and composer. Peter studied with Jeff Boudreaux and Dejan Pecenko at Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität and relocated to New York City to work with artists such as Jed Levy, Assaf Kehati, Jon Davis, Jim Cammack, Milo Z, John Stetch among many others. He has played at venues such as Lincoln Center, Blue Note NYC, Blues Alley, Cornelia Street Café, and Smalls. Peter has also performed at music festivals worldwide including tours across America, China, Peru and Canada. www.petertraunmueller.com
All Members of the Nathan Brown Trio are currently available for interview
Nathan began playing music at the age of five through the Suzuki cello program. Through grade school and middle school he also began to play the euphonium, tuba, and the string bass. Nathan eventually decided to focus on the string bass and his love for jazz music in college. He attended Michigan State University and studied jazz bass with world famous bassist Rodney Whitaker and classical bass with renowned bassist Jack Budrow (BA in jazz studies obtained 2009). Nathan attended graduate school at Northern Illinois University as a graduate assistant in jazz studies under the direction of Ronald Carter (MM obtained 2011). As part of his assistantship at Northern Illinois University, Nathan taught jazz appreciation/ history classes and directed small groups. After attending graduate school, Nathan taught as an adjunct at Highland Community College in Freeport IL while living and performing in Chicago.
Currently, Nathan lives in New York City where he performs as a free-lance musician and private instructor. Nathan’s professional career includes performances with Bill Saxton, Frank Morgan, Dion Parson, Wess “Warmdaddy” Anderson, Sullivan Fortner, Paquito D’Rivera, Don Braden, Lewis Nash, Wycliffe Gordon, Derrick Gardner, Vincent Gardner, John Faddis, Louis Hayes, Carl Allen, Willie Pickens, Russell Gunn, Ron and Cecil Bridgewater, Fareed Haque, Randy Brecker, Brian Lynch, Pharez Whitted, Bobby Broom, Marquis Hill, Milton Suggs, Sol Yaged, and many others. Outside of free-lance performing, Nathan is also a bandleader and music producer. His production company, Brownbass Music, released his debut album “Luminescent” (featuring Wess “Warmdaddy” Anderson) in 2012. Currently Nathan is releasing a trio album through Gut String Records. Nathan Brown Trio "This Is The Moment" will be available to purchase online September 8th 2017.
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Press for Nathan Brown and the soon-to-be released album "This Is The Moment":
"The Brown crew knows how to serve it up just right. With cool school bopping leading the way, this is a cat that easily convinces you to stay out late on school nights to dig." - Chris Spector at Midwest Records
"This trio, led by bassist Nathan Brown, demonstrates a commitment to the old values of ‘50s Modern Jazz. The Aesthetic is remarkably well-dialed in." - Fritz Balwit at Audiophile Audition
Nathan Brown "lays down quarter notes as fat as half-dollars" - Fritz Balwit at Audiophile Audition
"Every so often a musician and his ensemble come along and stamp their name on today’s musical landscape. With their new release “This is the Moment” (Release Date: September 8th, 2017), led by bassist Nathan Brown, the trio does just that. Joined on the new release by Felix Lemerle on guitar and Peter Traunmueller on drums, Brown and his comrades show why their musicianship and compositional skills are gaining the attention they deserve." - Valery Amador at Bass Musician Magazine
"With so much new and timeless instrumental jazz music on hand, the real attraction here is the spirited musical interplay between Brown, Lemerle and Traunmueller. Jazz fans will be in for an excellent sonic surprise with this fine new CD by The Nathan Brown Trio." - Robert Steven Silverstein at Music Web Express 3000