Andy Brown Quartet – Direct Call
Delmark DE 5023 (2015)
Andy Brown’s previous album, Soloist (Delmark 5019), received outstanding reviews in JazzTimes, Jazziz, Vintage Guitar and in Down Beat where Scott Yanow described Andy as “a fixture on the Chicago jazz scene since 2003 … a superior mainstream guitarist”. Direct Call features a rarity in jazz today – a working band. Several years of performing weekly at Andy’s Jazz Club has given this quartet a cohesive and tight-knit sound that can only be gained through countless gigs together. With Jeremy Kahn, piano, Joe Policastro, bass and Phil Gratteau, drums, the album features an eclectic mix of standards, Brazilian music and jazz compositions.