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Nick Maclean Quartet feat. Brownman Ali
Album Launch

This August, the NICK MACLEAN QUARTET feat. BROWNMAN ALI celebrates the upcoming release of their hotly anticipated sophomore album CONVERGENCE, due out in October. Led by fast-rising piano star NICK MACLEAN — an 8x Global Music Award winner and one of the most in-demand young jazz piano players in Toronto — this contemplative yet thrilling quartet delivers jazz between the two poles of thoughtful introspection and powerhouse conveyance, taking influences from Herbie Hancock’s primordial 1960’s Blue Note era recordings.

Maclean’s quartet heavily features one of Canada’s most provocative improvising trumpet players — BROWNMAN ALI — an internationally acclaimed, multi-award winning jazz iconoclast who has been heralded as “Canada’s preeminent jazz trumpet player” by New York City’s Village Voice and is best known globally as the last trumpet player to play in the legendary jazz-hip-hop group GURU’s JAZZMATAZZ. For this show, Ali & Maclean stand shoulder-to-shoulder with 2 of Canada’s top-tier 20-somethings: BEN DUFF on upright bass, and JACKSON HAYNES on drums (in for Jacob Wutzke).

***Advance copies of CONVERGENCE will be available for purchase at the show (physical and digital), ahead of the album’s upcoming October 27 release date.***

Come witness these four in full flight, this performance will feature deeply exploratory, hard-swinging modern-jazz audiences will not want to miss.

Nick Maclean – piano
Brownman Ali – trumpet
Ben Duff – bass
Jackson Haynes – drums

Youtube video: “Road Warrior”

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