From as far back as 2007, and the release of his debut recording ‘No Time To Waste’, I have followed the career of guitarist, songwriter, arranger and producer Dee Brown with interest. The follow-up, ‘A Little Elbow Room’ delivered the chart breaking single ‘True Reality’. It was co-written by Brown, Nate Harasim, Dezie McCullers Jr. and featured Darren Rahn on sax while looking to the future he is all set to mark his return to the recording studio with ‘Brown Sugar, Honey-Coated Love’ which will be out later in the year on Innervision Records.
Although described in the advance publicity as being “foundationally inspired by Proverbs 27:7 which says, “A satisfied soul loathes the honeycomb, but to a hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet”, if the led single is anything to g by, those who find their music through a strictly secular route should fear not.
Titled ‘Honeycomb’ it finds Brown re-united with sax-man Dezie McCullers Jr (who just happens to be the brother of flautist extraordinaire Althea Rene) and is a fine example of mid tempo smooth jazz with an edge.