Berks Jazz Fest 2010: Dean Brown

Wednesday evening at the Jazz Base at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, it was time for some world-class fusion by guitarist Dean Brown. He had an outstanding band with him featuring Dennis Chambers on drums, Schuyler Deale on bass and Bobby Sparks on organ & keyboards. They were grooving hard and went through the catalog of the leader, playing songs from the current Groove Warrior album and more. It is always great to see how Dean Brown totally immerses himself into his playing and goes to a different state when soloing, his playing showing a lot of love for the music of Jimi Hendrix. Dennis Chambers laid a solid foundation to the music and proved why he is one of the most respected drummers in the industry, Bobby Sparks delighted the audience with his soulful organ playing and cool sounds from his various keyboards, while Schuyler Deale provided some solid bass playing. They played two sets, ending the show with their rendition of a Jimi Hendrix classic and even had people dancing in front of the stage!