May 16, 2005

Next Rick Braun Project Will Be Guitar-Based Cover Songs

Rick Braun has announced a few details about his next CD.

artist_3051.jpgSmooth jazz trumpeter Rick Braun is now working on a brand-new album that will be unlike any he’s ever done – every track is a cover song. Braun is still sifting through which ones he wants to interpret, but says he has finished three already with guitarist Jon Pondel, who was a member of the jazz-fusion group Kombo. Also among the artists expected on the album are guitarist and vocalist Jonathan Butler and guitarists Peter White and Norman Brown.

Braun says he want the album to have an acoustic, unplugged approach with a guitar foundation. He’ll draw from the jazz, pop and R&B worlds. The album, expected to be released later this year, will be Braun’s second for his ARTizen label, which he co-founded with saxophonist Richard Elliot. Rick’s previous album, “Sessions: Volume 1,” was released in June 2004.

"There are going to be songs that have been a part of my life, from the eighth grade on," says Braun. "Just songs that have had a special meaning to me throughout my life. Starting from very early on up until, like, last Thursday."

Posted by Brian Soergel at May 16, 2005 4:57 AM