Artist: Maurice Brown

Album: The Mood

Release Date: 2017-03-24

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Brown tells us THE MOOD is an amalgamation of jazz, soul & hip hop swathed with luscious soundscapes and exciting improvisations. The album was conceived with the goal of picking up the listener and taking them on a journey, transporting them to an entirely new place with each song, exploring moods and feelings that words cannot adequately express on their own. Each song is a vignette of a moment in life & has been captured into a soundtrack. This music reflects my American roots in black music while reflecting the musical influences of my world travels. We are in a political and economic climate that has been sapping the energy and sense of hope from everyone around us. It’s very easy to get caught up in the negativity. In these trying times, I sought to create a mood that would uplift people and show the world through a beautiful lens.

“Stand Up” is a call for humanity to take a stand for something & come together to make a positive difference in the world around us. We are in a political and economic climate that has been sapping the energy and sense of hope from everyone around us. Inspired by the advice “Stand for something or you’ll fall for anything” that my father gave me when I was a kid, I want to call people to come together, take a stand for a better life & a better world and help one another in whatever way possible, big or small. To collectively be the change we wish to see in the world.

about the artist

Maurice "Mobetta" Brown's talent orbits him simultaneously through three worlds: contemporary jazz, blues-rock and cutting edge hip-hop. He's a mastermind as a trumpeter, composer, arranger, and producer. When Maurice picks up his horn, his soulful melodies soar into a rarefied space that uniquely marries be-bop to hip-hop and rock, producing his own distinctive sound.

Constant evolution drives him. His intuitive vision lights a fire under traditional jazz, adds sonic brass to rock n' roll and pushes the production tip in hip-hop. Having recently severed ties with TTB, Maurice is again charting his own musical path. The years release of album tracks he produced for Talib Kweli, UK Soul singer Omar, and Prodigy will make 2017 a long, hot burn. His long-awaited, fourth studio album, The Mood is set to be released March 24, 2017 on his Mobetta Music label through Ropeadope Records.