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Love You Found Me by Paul Brown

"Multiple Grammy-Award winning guitarist, singer and producer Paul Brown has the Midas tough. With over 50 #1 smooth jazz radio hits credit, the innovative guitar God has engineered and produced for virtually every top contemporary jazz artist during the past two decades. Brown's talents have been summoned by such luminaries as George Benson, Patti Austin, Al Jarreau, Boney James, Luther Vandross and Kirk Whalum among countless others. Featuring Paul's soulful vocal smash, 'Love You Found Me,' 'Toast and Jam,' 'Sugarfish' and more!! Paul Brown is the most prolific hit maker in the history of Smooth Jazz. -Shanachie "I'm particularly proud of this CD. I feel that it expresses my true musical self. My best yet.

It is a real reflection of my musical influences. Folk, rock, blues and jazz all mixed together. I do not think that the elements that make up good music have changed since the beginning of time - good melody and good changes are essential. The performance is very important and you have to make the melody come alive somehow. From a production point of view, matching the song and artist is always a magical thing. If it ain't right, it ain't right, ya dig?" says Paul Brown. Brown has had the rare distinction of topping the charts simultaneously as both an artist and producer, understand a thing or two about making enjoyable and enduring recordings. Love You Found Me, has all the ingredients to lead Brown to the top of the charts once again. Danny Weiss says he knew that Paul Brown was the most successful producer in the history of smooth jazz, and that his superb guitar playing was well recognized. What got Weiss attentions was Brown's soulful voice. Browns crossover appeal is tremendous - he's a real treasure" waiting to be discovered," says Weiss.

Shanachien says that Love You Found Me represents the first time that Brown has ever allowed anyone to produce his vocals. "Well it's kind of funny but, my wife Jacqui and I in thirty years have never has a musical conversation. She actually came out to the studio and produced my vocals for this CD. I think it changed the outcome for the better - big time. It is nice to have a producer and that was the first time I've had one as an artist," words of Paul Brown himself. Brown turns an ordinary guitar into a jazzy one, and you'll never know the difference. His Gibson L5 basically gave Brown his instrumental trademark voice. "Love You Found Me, showcases the versatility and many sides of Paul Brown's creative genius. It has it all from uptempo danceable grooves and mind-bending bluesy funky romps to longing ballads and seductive love calls. The CD opens with 'Sugarfish,' a sweet free flowing ditty that combines the best of Brown's R&B and jazz influences in the way George Benson's 1976 classic 'Breezin' does... Brown bares his heart and soul on the memorable title track that has the vibe of some of James Taylor's timeless and classic love songs. His bluesy solos and guitar interplay perfectly echoes the sentiment of his vocals. Brown also does double duty on the smoldering country inflected ballad 'The One You Lean On,' featuring keyboardist Phillipe Saisse and the seductive 'End of the Day.'

The final track, "Shine Shoes" is "the show-stopper, featuring the sublime vocals of Al Jarreau. It's hard to imagine what smooth jazz would sound like without the powerful, R&B driven sound that Paul Brown has blessed the contemporary jazz world with," quoted from Shanachie's review. Paul Brown is THE Smooth Jazz Guy.

Additional Info

  • CD Title: Love You Found Me
  • Genre: Acid Jazz
  • Year Released: 2010
  • Record Label: Shanachie
  • Tracks: Sugarfish, Toast And Jam, Strollin', Love You Found Me, In The Shadows, Let Me Love You, The One You Lean On, Right Back At Ya, Midnight Kiss, End Of The Day, Shine Shoes
  • Musicians: Paul Brown - guitars, drums, percussion and vocals; Jeff Carruthers - keys, bass, drums, rhythm guitar, arrangement; Greg Adams - flugel horn; Jessy J - flute, tenor sax; Marco Basci (keys, drums, arrangement), Richard Elliot (sax), Euge Groove (keys, drums, bass, sax, arrangement), Roberto Vally (bass), Michael Ripoll (rhythm guitar, bass, arrangement), Brandon Coleman (keys), Philippe Saisse (keys), Cedric Anderson (drums), Dax Reynosa (vocals), Nick Tashjian (bass, drums), Marc Antoine (nylon guitar, bass, keys), Jerry Hey (horns), Tommy Kay (rhythm guitar), Al Jarreau (vocals, background vocals), DW3 (background vocals), Boney James (arrangement)
  • Rating: Five Stars
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