From his 40+ million views across social media to his interviews on international television and NPR’s Weekend Edition, Billboard-charting saxophonist Derek Brown and his one-of-a-kind solo “BEATBoX SAX” project has been exploding across the world music scene. After performing in all 50 United States and over 30 countries, Derek is taking his game-changing innovations on the saxophone to the big band setting!
Derek's 3rd studio album, all composed and arranged by Derek himself, features nine high-energy tunes, blending Derek's love for exciting improvisation with the drive of an arena rock concert, all played by Michigan's finest: the Holland Concert Jazz Orchestra.
Recorded at Derek's alma mater Hope College on Feb 21-22.
Release date: September 10, 2020
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Studio Music Videos of Derek Brown and the HCJO
"All Figured Out" Album Liner Notes
All songs composed/arranged by Derek Brown and performed by the Holland Concert Jazz Orchestra unless noted:
- Featuring members of the Hope College Orchestra
2. Human Error
- Solos: Derek Brown, Madison George
- Solos: Jordan VanHemert, Derek Brown
4. A Simple Gesture
- Solos: Mark Wells, Derek Brown, Andrew DePree
5. Vantage Point
- Solos: Derek Brown and Clif Metcalf
6. All Figured Out
- Vocals/Lyrics: Derek Brown. Solos: Tim Grieme, Clif Metcalf, Derek Brown
7. The Pursuit
- With members of the Hope College Orchestra. Solos: Derek Brown and Caleb Elzinga, Madison George
8. Hoping for the Best
- Solos: Derek Brown
9. The Good Fight
- Featuring the Hope College Jazz Arts Collective and Brazilian Drumming Ensemble. Solos: Derek Brown
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"When you listen to Derek Brown play the sax, you figure this guy has got to be using all kinds of loops and overdubs and electronic pyrotechnics. And then when you figure out it's just him playing live, it is a little bit hard to fathom."
-NPR's Weekend Edition-
Derek Brown In The Press
"But without a doubt, a revelation of the second day of the festival was the incredible saxophone virtuoso. . . Derek Brown of the United States" - Vinnytsia Jazz Festival review
"Coltrane, Getz, Boots, Desmond, Parker…The great saxophone masters… and they all had a sound or voice of their own. Derek has pioneered and created his own unique voice on the saxophone. This is so hard to do today since there have been so many saxophone masters through the years. I consider Derek a modern master!" - Chuck Surack, founder and president of Sweetwater Sound
"Brown shows that he has more than technique pulling these pyrotechnics off without electronics, overdubs or any assistants. Utterly nutty, ground breaking stuff, this forward into the past effort is a mind blower that any jazzbo will ponder with amazement. A wild breath of fresh air from out of the ordinary, wrap your mind around this and it'll never be the same. Check it out." - Midwest Record