Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Kathy Brown takes flight in Skywriting magazine

Contemporary jazz pianist Kathy Brown takes flight on the pages of Air Jamaica’s in-flight magazine Skywriting (January – February 2008) retorting the question, what I’m listening to?

“Recently I have been listening to African music including the albums South African Gospel and African Voices, both amazing compilations of vocals and instrumental music featuring the likes of Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Miriam Makeba, Salif Keita, Seweto Gospel Choir, and Matlakala & the Comforters”.

Kathy Brown, whose debut CD Mission: A Musical Journey embraces Latin and African rhythms, told Skywriting “I also love Afro-Latin music and a favourite is Orchestra Boabab, a group of musician based in Senegal, whose music feels familiar and whose rhythms are sweet”.

According to the popular jamaican jazz pianist, she is also listening closely to Legends of Jazz Showcase, a live CD/DVD set with Ramsey Lewis introducing an all-star cast that includes Chick Corea, Marcus Miller, Dave Brubeck, and Al Jarreau . “I am also deep into Monty Alexander’s Goin’ Yard, he is one of my inspiration, and Beyond The Wall by Kenny Garrett.
“ Listening to jazz is more than just enjoying music, it is like going to music school because I'm always learning and adding to my repertoire”, she revealed.

Skywriting bi-monthly in-flight magazine is free to passengers travelling on board Air Jamaica.

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