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India & Africa: A Tribute to John Coltrane
Anthony Brown's Asian American Orchestra (Water Baby Records, 2010)

Recorded live at Yoshi's Jazz Club in Oakland, CA, the latest CD by the Asian American Orchestra showcases North Indian instrumentalists and African percussion performed by Kenneth Nash in new arrangements of classic Coltrane compositions including "Living Space," "Olé," "Liberia," "Dahomey Dance," and the extended works, "India" and "Africa."

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Anthony Brown's Asian American Orchestra (Water Baby Records, 2008)

Celebrating the Asian American Orchestra's first decade of music making, Ten features the musical breadth of the Orchestra's repertoire, from original works to reinterpretations of classics by Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Thelonious Monk, George Gershwin and Charles Mingus. Also included is newly recorded material from Brown's original theatrical score for ACT/Philip Gotanda's play "After the War."

Click to purchase "Rhapsodies" from 2CO
Anthony Brown's Orchestra (Water Baby Records, 2005)

Completing Brown's trilogy of homages to American composers, Rhapsodies recreates Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" for the 21st century with electric guitar, Chinese hammered dulcimers and steel drums. The recording also includes Charles Mingus' "Self Portrait in Three Colors" and Duke Ellington's "Come Sunday" featuring David Murray, as well as several Brown original compositions.

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Monk's Moods
Anthony Brown's Asian American Orchestra (Water Baby Records, 2002)

Thelonious Monk inspired Brown's second tribute to American composers, resulting in this selection of Monk standards with Chinese hammered dulcimer replacing the piano. Renowned Monk interpreter Steve Lacy joined the Orchestra on the recording, which received five stars from Downbeat.

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Far East Suite
Anthony Brown's Asian American Orchestra (Asian Improv Records, 1999)

Brown's first homage to American composers celebrates the musical legacy of Duke Ellington and blends the sounds of a big band jazz orchestra with musical instruments and styles from Iran, Japan, and China. This recording earned Brown and the Orchestra a 2000 Grammy nomination.

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Big Bands Behind Barbed Wire
Asian American Jazz Orchestra (Asian Improv Records, 1998)

Using music as a vehicle to increase awareness of the World War II Japanese American internment experience, this recording features live performances of original compositions by Bay Area Asian American jazz artists Anthony Brown, Jon Jang and Mark Izu, in collaboration with San Jose Taiko.

Click to purchase "Family" from 2CO
Anthony Brown (Asian Improv Records, 1996)

Recorded live at the Asia Society in New York, Family features two original extended commissioned works composed by Brown and performed by his quintet 'Eclipse' with San Jose Taiko.

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