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Ari Brown

Versatility has characterized the career of Ari Brown, a Chicago-based reedman and occasional pianist who plays hard bop and post-bop as convincingly as he plays avant-garde jazz. After growing up on the city's South Side and graduating from high school in the early '60s, Brown attended Chicago's Wilson College, where he met Jack DeJohnette, Henry Threadgill, Roscoe Mitchell, Joseph Jarman, and others who would later become members of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM). Brown played piano in mostly soul and blues bands until 1965, when he took up the sax and starting becoming seriously interested in jazz. In 1971, he joined AACM and made jazz his primary focus.

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Albums

Groove Awakening
Groove Awakening
Delmark Records
2015
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Groove Awakening
Groove Awakening
Delmark Records
2014
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Live At The Green Mill
Live At The Green Mill
Delmark Records
2008
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Venus
Dreyfus Jazz
1998
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[no cover]
Ultimate Frontier
Dreyfus Jazz
1996
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