Guitarist and producer Paul Brown and GRP go their separate ways, but he lands with Peak Records.
Paul Brown, who has produced more than 40 No. 1 smooth jazz hits and now even has one of his own, has signed a recording contract with Peak Records, which was co-founded by Russ Freeman of the Rippingtons. The guitarist joins Peak’s latest signee, Chante Moore, as well as pianist David Benoit, saxophonists Gerald Albright and Eric Marienthal, guitarists Norman Brown and Lee Ritenour, the Braxton Brothers, and others.
After acting as a producer for more than 20 years, Brown released his debut solo record in 2004 called Up Front on the GRP label, which featured the hit single “24/7.” He followed that in 2005 on GRP with The City, which produced his first No. 1 song this year with “Winelight.” The cover of the Grover Washington Jr. song is still on the smooth jazz charts.
Brown says he’s already recorded several songs for the new CD, including one featuring saxophonist Euge Groove.
"For this record we decided it was going to be more like a Paul Brown and friends kind of a record. So each song will have some kind of duet on it. I’m doing eight instrumentals and three vocal tunes and hopefully will get some well-known singers to do a couple songs. And I’ll probably sing one song. And then I’m going to get all my buddies to come and play on the other stuff."Posted by Brian Soergel at July 29, 2006 11:42 PM