How dare we spend so much valuable energy answering such questions as "What is Jazz?".



Rob Brown: alto saxophone, flute
Steve Swell: trombone
Chris Lightcap: double bass
Chad Taylor: drums

501 Memo (7:42)
Who Goes There (6:04)
Roxanne (7:08)
Steepening Curve (6:25)
Waving Around the Corner (5:24)
Oblongata (6:58 ) Play Interjection (4:30)
Stills (8:14)
Piling On (7:04)

All compositions by Rob Brown (Self-Propelled Music – BMI)

Recorded by Jim Clouse on May 6th 2022 at Park West Studios, Brooklyn, NY, USA
Mixing and mastering: Jim Clouse
Liner Notes: Clifford Allen
Photographs: Luciano Rossetti @Phocus Agency
Cover design: Max Schoendorff
Cover realization: David Bourguignon
Executive producer: Michel Dorbon

As Chad Taylor puts it, “every time I hear Rob I have the same reaction — who is this guy? He has such a command of his instrument and such original ideas. Rob is the only saxophonist I know who can pick up his horn right out the case and perform at 100 percent. There is no warming up!  No searching for the right reed! He’s one of the most powerful performers I’ve ever worked with.” Sometimes you have to dig around “in the cracks” to find beautiful music and beautiful people. Clifford Allen