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Beat Street


Download links and information about Beat Street by Rick Braun. This album was released in 1994 and it belongs to Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Crossover Jazz genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 53:26 minutes.

Artist: Rick Braun
Release date: 1994
Genre: Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Crossover Jazz
Tracks: 11
Duration: 53:26
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No. Title Length
1. Groovis (feat. Boney James) 4:36
2. Papa Dee 5:14
3. Club Harlem (feat. Peter White) 5:06
4. I'll Be There for You 5:24
5. Philadelphia (feat. Jeff Golub) 5:51
6. Cadillac Slim 4:26
7. The Promises (Xoum Ladya Phada) 4:49
8. Natalie 4:09
9. Ian's Blues 4:28
10. Walk the Walk 4:57
11. Marty's Party 4:26



This good-natured release is a very enjoyable compilation of funk-inflected light jazz that fits Rick Braun's trumpet and flugelhorn around some excellent guitar playing (with lots of wah-wahs on show), steady bass and drums, and supportive keyboards (Braun also contributes the keyboard beds, but this aspect of his production tends not to be showy). Braun and his assorted players (who include Boney James, Jeff Golub and Peter White) have crafted some entertaining melodies that are often built on swaying, sneaky rhythms — "Cadillac Slim" for one, and the devious "Papa Dee" for another. Braun's liner notes mention War (the band) more than once, and you can certainly pick up that influence this time around. In terms of approach, Braun kept things loose and improvisational for the recording — no charts, no formalities, just a few ideas and a collaborative impulse that's paid off in the way the album flows together. Nice warm work that sneaks in under the guards.