Banjoïste Country US née 7 août 1962 à Hartford (Connecticut).

Progressive bluegrass banjoist Alison Brown made her name not only as a virtuosic instrumentalist, but as an accomplished, jazz-influenced composer, a combination that earned plenty of comparisons to Béla Fleck and David Grisman. Brown began playing the banjo before reaching her teens and developed quickly, winning numerous contests and even getting a chance to perform at the Grand Ole Opry. She was also an excellent student, and temporarily left music to attend Harvard University; following graduation, she worked as an investment banker for a couple of years, but quit to pursue music. Brown gained her first wide exposure as a member of Alison Krauss' Union Station, covering the banjo slot from Krauss' 1987 debut album through 1990. That year, she departed to record her own debut, the entirely instrumental Simple Pleasures, for Vanguard, and also spent some time as the musical director for folkie Michelle Shocked. Brown's 1992 follow-up, Twilight Motel, was jazzier and more eclectic, and 1994's Look Left displayed her increasing interest in world and ethnic music. 1996's The Alison Brown Quartet refocused on her jazz sensibility and found her switching to guitar on a few tracks; it was also her last album before moving to the Compass imprint, for which she debuted in 1998 with Out of the Blue. 2000's Fair Weather featured a duo with Béla Fleck on "Leaving Cottondale," which won Brown a Grammy for Best Country Instrumental. Her follow-up album, Replay, was another of her jazzier outings. Brown sang about parenthood and musicianship on Stolen Moments, which arrived in spring 2005. She released Evergreen, a collection of holiday music with Joe Craven in 2007, followed by Company You Keep in 2009.

http://www.alisonbrown.net/

Talents : Banjo, Guitar

Style musical : Progressive Bluegrass / Traditional Bluegrass / Contemporary Bluegrass / New Acoustic

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LOOK LEFT (1994)

MAMBO BANJO (1990)

HUMMINGBIRD (2000)

Années en activité :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

Albums

1990 CD VANGUARD 79459 (US) SIMPLE PLEASURES - Mambo Banjo / Leaving Cottondale / Fantasy / Daytime TV / Wolf Moon / From The Coast / Weetabix / Bright And Early / Waltzing With Tula / Reddy Rooster / Sundaze / Simple Pleasures
1992 CD VANGUARD 79465 (US) TWILIGHT MOTEL - First Light / Lorelei / Twilight Motel / Blue Marlin / Saint Geneviève / Gods Of Brazil / Shoot The Dog / Pelican Bay / Chicken Road / Sweet Times Flow Softly
1994 CD VANGUARD 79477 (US) LOOK LEFT - Étouffée Brutus? / View From Above / Look Left / Rain Again / The Red Earth / Deep North / The Dalai Camel / The Inspector / Cara's Way (The Little People) / Traveler's Rest
1996 CD VANGUARD 79486 (US) ALISON BROWN QUARTET - G Bop / The Red Balloon / My Favorite Marsha / Mambo Banjo (Revisited) / Without Anastasia / Song Of Monterrey / Minding Rupert / The Wonderful Sea Voyage (Of Holy St. Brendan) / Hello Mendocino! / The Day Sweeps Back
02/1998 CD COMPASS 4248 (US) OUT OF THE BLUE - Out Of The Blue / Dantes' Paradise / Coast Walk / Four For Launch / Road To Corossol / Mood Ring / Samba Del Sol / Sands Of Sound / Return To Pelican Bay / Rebel's Bolero
05/2000 CD COMPASS 4292 (US) FAIR WEATHER - Late On Arrival / Fair Weather / Poe's Pickin' Party / Everyday I Write The Book / The Devil Wentdown To Berkeley / Hummingbird / Girl's Breakdown / Everybody's Talkin' / Dep Gap / Shake And Howdy / Leaving Cottondale / Sweet Thing
01/2002 CD COMPASS 4321 (US) REPLAY - (Alison BROWN QUARTET) - Red Balloon / Lorelei / Late On Arrival / Daytime TV / My Favorite Marsha / Spiderman Theme / The Wonderful Sea Voyage (Of Holy St. Brendan) / Without Anastasia / The Inspector / Chicken Road / G Bop / Étouffée Brutus? / Shoot The Dog / Mambo Banjo / The Promise Of Spring
02/2002 CD VANGUARD 79709 (US) BEST OF THE VANGUARD YEARS - Wolf Moon / Chicken Road / Without Anastasia / Mambo Banjo / Shoot The Dog / Cara's Way (The Little People) / G Bop / Waltzing With Tula / The Dalai Camel / Deep North / Saint Geneviève / Leaving Cottondale / Lorelei / Look Left / Hello Mendocino! / The Inspector / Simple Pleasures
05/2005 CD COMPASS 4400 (US) STOLEN MOMENTS - The Sound Of Summer Running / The Magnificent Seven / Homeward Bound / The Pirate Queen / Carrowkeel / Angel / McIntyre Heads South / One Morning In May / (I'm Naked And I'm) Going To Glasgow / Prayer Wheel / Musette For A Palindrome
06/2007 CD VANGUARD 73146 (US) VANGUARD VISIONARIES - Leaving Cottondale / Simple Pleasures / Wolf Moon / Shoot The Dog / Chicken Road / View From Above / Look Left / Cara's Way (The Little People) / G Bop / Without Anastasia
08/2008 CD COMPASS 974470 (US) EVERGREEN - (Alison BROWN QUARTET & Joe CRAVEN) - Carol And The Kings : Carol Of The Bells - We Three Kings / Sleigh Ride / Two Santas : Here Comes Santa Claus - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town / Christmas Don't Be Late / O Carolan's - Welcome Christmas: O'Carolan's Farewell - Welcome Christmas / Skating - Feliz Navidad / Silver Bells / Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! / Christmas Time Is Here / The Little Drummer Boy / Christmas Don't Be Late
03/2009 CD COMPASS 974482 (US) THE COMPANY YOU KEEP - Crazy Ivan / Rocket Summer / The Road West / Drawing Down The Moon / Under The (Five) Wire / Rain Or Shine / Over Nine Waves / Forky On The Water / The Clean Plate Club / Waltz For Mr. B

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