Quiet Fire – Donald Brown
A charming waltz that builds in energy and intensity.
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- Recording: Donald Brown - Early Bird
- Recorded on: June 4 & 5, 1987
- Label: Sunnyside (SSC 1025)
- Concert Key: No key center
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: 3/4 swing (medium)
- Vibes - Steve Nelson
- Piano - Donald Brown
- Bass - Robert Hurst
- Drums - Jeff "Tain" Watts
If you can, get the full audio track to hear the original recording; the way Donald Brown first recorded it gives a remarkable example of how to transform this piece and show the Quiet Fire within!
Many of Donald Brown's great compositions are available as printed combo arrangements, including New York, Episode From A Village Dance, Affaire D'Amour and Insane Asylum: buy them at MusicDispatch.com.
born on March 28, 1954
A lyrical pianist and prolific composer as well as a teacher, band leader and arranger, Donald Brown is considered one of the masters of contemporary jazz composition. Raised in Memphis, Tennessee, Donald studied trumpet and drums as a youth. It was not until he began studying at Memphis State University that he switched to piano as his primary instrument, the late start making his pianistic skill all the more incredible. Read more...