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AB+

by AB+

Acid Jazz
Genre: Jazz: Acid Jazz
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1. Say It
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2. Poem on My Birthday
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3. NuBlue
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4. Faith
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5. $tar Warzz
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6. Fast Dreams
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7. 39
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8. Limboh Jazz
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9. Cold El Train
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10. September
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11. Too Late
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12. Honey Joint
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14. Down with the Count
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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CHECK OUT AB+' NEW CD "DISTANT" AT www.cdbaby.com/cd/abplus2


"AB+ - THE UNENTITLED"
A MUSICAL CONCEPT CD THAT EMBRACES
THE UNLIKELY --
JAZZ, CLASSICAL AND HIP-HOP
UNDER ONE MELODIOUS ROOF

Say "French Horn" and most people think of the Blue Danube Waltz or an instrument that most of us avoided like the plague when we were in senior band, opting instead for the hipper sounds of the trumpet, bass or sax.

However, Alex Brofsky is not most people. The native New Yorker has been a composer, arranger, producer and performer for most of his adult life.

It would take a classically-trained musician like Brofsky, who embraces all forms of music, to put together the eclectic "AB+ - the unentitled." The music in this finely blended collection of original songs include strong vocals with powerful arrangements that draw upon Brofsky's roots in classical music as well as his background in jazz and hip-hop.

Especially striking are "$tar War$$," "Say It" and "Honey Joint," which showcase the singing and rhyming talents of Rita Hage-Boutros and Don Q, along with Brofksy's own exceptional french horn skills. Also exceptional is "Faith", a striking ballad.

The multi-talented Brofsky has performed and recorded with jazz and pop greats such as Lenny Kravitz, Miles Davis, Quincy Jones, McCoy Tyner and Sonny Rollins. He has done remixes for hip-hop superstars such as Da' Brat and Mary J. Blige. His song $tar War$$ was #1 on the MP3.com hip hop charts for over a month, ahead of such names as Dr Dre, Master P, and Q-Tip, and he has had two #1 Acid Jazz songs on MP3.com as well (Say it and Honey Joint).

An abbreviated version of "AB+ - the unentitled" up to this time has been available through MP3.Com and is selling throughout the United States and abroad in Switzerland, Egypt, Australia, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Japan, Mexico and France. The full album is now available at CD Baby.


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ladybug

great smooth jazzy hip hop sound
this cd is great sound cd. if you like "jaffa, roots, loop junktion, pete rock, philadelphia experiment..etc", you will must be purchased CD. sound is very smooth, jazzy and happy. i expect next album from ab+!!

LADYBUG

GREAT JAZZY HIPHOP MUSIC.
this cd is very amazing!!!!! if you like jaffa, loop junktion, pete rock, philadephia experiment..etc, you must be purchased cd. sound is smooth, jazzy and happy. i expect new album from ab+. he is very versatile musician.

Axis of Funk

A Genius CD
A french horn player who SINGS and produces??? This CD is amazing - not only does AB+ make the horn sound like nothing I've ever heard before, but he produced and played (and sang!) almost everything on the album. A must have!!!

Carson

This is a french horn???
This is acid jazz at its best. It's hip, fresh, and totally uncomparable to anything else I have ever heard. You will easily fall in love with this cd (39 is my favorite track). I have a new found respect for the french horn.

u.

excellent
great cd! i love it!

HBH

A french horn with an acid kick
It's fantastic what Alex Brofsky has created. Stylistic between acid jazz, smooth jazz, drum&bass, rap. hiphop, he still has his own dark mooded style. Personally I like pieces as "Juicing", "Say It" or "Steel Reflections", that means his cooperation with great female singers. There he would find his splendid future. Nevertheless this album presents some special tunes you will love.

Mr Sonny

A Refresher from the Everyday Jazz
Once you hear this band, you just can't get enough of there style of music.
They are without question, the best thing that in the jazz market right now. Their music is addictive.
KEEP IT COMING GUYS

teamfreak16

If you like your jazz with a few extra's thrown in, you might like The Unentitle
When we here at Epinions last read about Alex Brofsky, it was as part of a decade-old EP by an acid jazz duo known as Beat Demons. Beat Demons was a hip-hop-inspired acid jazz act consisting of Brofsky and Winston Clements. Their sound was gritty, funky, and topped off with Brofsky's french horn.

Fast forward about five years later to 2000's The Unentitled - the duo are still collaborating, although they now refer to themselves as AB+ (Brofsky) and Don Q (Clements.) One shouldn't purchase The Unentitled expecting a rehash of the Beat Demons EP, however. For one thing, while the two men are still working together, this is clearly AB+'s show, and there is a lot more going on here than hip-hop beats and french horn.

That's not to say that The Unentitled doesn't have anything to satisfy a Beat Demons fan. $tar War$$ picks up right where Ghetto Jazz left off - Don Q raps over an easygoing hip-hop groove while AB+ solos around him. This is acid jazz at its most effortless - I swear it sounds like these two could do this stuff in their sleep. Limboh Jazz has plenty to offer acid jazz fans. A mellow hip-hop beat, scratching, and subtle keyboards provide a backdrop as AB+ and guest Chris Rogers play off each other on french horn and muted trumpet, respectively. Simply a very smooth listen for mellow head nodders!

Yet, The Unentitled isn't just an acid jazz album. Things get downright spiritual on Faith, as uplifting a track as you'll ever hear away from your local church on a Sunday morning. AB+ does some fine work on both piano and horn here, and just try not to get goose bumps when Judith Engel breaks in with a soprano choir toward the end. Faith is merely one example of the diversity of this CD. Much of The Unentitled sounds very soulful, if I may. Poem On My Birthday uses an electric piano for a 1970's R&B sound, complimenting the smooth vocals of AB . But it's the little things that make the tune a treat - the drum programming, the sparse bongo percussion, the finger snaps. Not to mention the french horn just sounds beautiful here.

Fans of female vocalists may want to check out Say It, the R&B-tinged track that leads off the CD. Rita Hage-Boutros sounds quite sexy on the vocals, and listen closely for some scratching from Don Q in the background. Say It is another track for electric piano lovers as well, for it features prominently. 39 has romance written all over it, particularly when Hage-Boutros starts "singing" - she isn't saying anything, but man is it a turn-on when she does it. It's a great wine and candlelight track, with its smooth keyboards and beat.

Still, one shouldn't purchase The Unentitled expecting non-stop R&B cuts with female vocals. Sure there is a lot of that going on, but there's more. For instance, H is a reflective, somber number featuring some elegant piano and french horn playing by AB , reminding one of the change of seasons, or perhaps a love long lost. Down With the Count features a sample of old Count Basie-style swing, which AB+ takes on, alternately fading in with the same beat, albeit modernized. It's a nifty way to close the CD, a joining of the old and the new.

Needless to say, there is a lot happening on The Unentitled, a CD that more than shows off the diversity of AB+. There is acid jazz and there is romance. There is R&B and there is soul. Buy it if you like french horn or electric piano. Buy it if you prefer to support artists going the independent route. I've been listening to The Unentitled all summer - buy it and you just might find yourself doing the same.

Guy Black

The vibe, the music, they're just plain cool !!!!
I've been a music lover all my life and everytime I put this CD in my CD player for people to listen to, they all say the same thing. "Where can I get my copy" !!! I got mine, you get yours.... :)

Guy Black
(Music Lover / Songwriter, Producer, Artist)