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."