Downbeat Magazine U.S.A ***** 4.5 Stars
‘Brady is a well-regarded drummer, his quartet create a collective sound that is classicist, yet adventurous enough to insist on it’s own modernity’. Contributed by Phil Freeman
Something Else - U.S.A. ****
“Clearly these guys are very comfortable playing together, and the immediacy and unity heard on “Plan B” proves it.” Contributed by S. Victor Aaron
Jazzmann - U.K. ****
“Brady’s decision to ‘turn electric’ has proved to be an inspired choice and the music on this album also represents a fitting tribute to the departed Larry Coryell, who sowed the seed for the project.”
Marlbank - U.K. *****
“I'll certainly add Plan B to the next albums of the year update in a couple of months. That's a no-brainer as is its five-star rating.
Contributed by Stephen Graham
The Irish Times ****
“Creative and open-ended, Brady’s fourth release as a leader is an engrossing conversation between a rhythm section at the top of their game and two inventive, inquisitive, melodically generous soloists who respond to the open setting with timeless, joyous music. Contributed by Cormac Larkin
London Jazz News ****
“Brady, a leading light in Irish jazz, his drumming is a deft mix of sensitivity and power”
Contributed by John Bungey
Record Collector Magazine U.K. ****
"Plan B an excellent album by Ireland’s premier jazz drummer, leading the listener through a variety of moods, from introspection and agitation to mellow euphoria" Contributed by Charles Waring
Jazzwise | U.K.
“The drummer’s themes are coaxingly brooding invitations to his partner’s collective elequence, an expertly accomplished show.”
Contributed by John Fordham
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Ubuntu Music is delighted to announce the release of The Kevin Brady Electric Quartets upcoming worldwide album release entitled PLAN B on the 8th oF October.
The Kevin Brady Electric Quartet has a clear aim of creating and producing new contemporary jazz and the impact of this has been immediate. Their performances have been critically acclaimed for their dynamism and musicality. Touring regularly, they have consolidated their worldwide reputation as a compelling live act. As quoted by The Telegraph UK, “This group display an enviable poise and togetherness”, winning the appreciation of discerning jazz audiences in the USA, Europe, UK, China. Their music embraces imaginative creativity and contributes to the evolution of exciting and engaging improvised music.
Plan B is the latest studio album by acclaimed drummer and composer, Kevin Brady. It features the stellar musical talents of U.S. saxophonist Seamus Blake, Bill Carrothers on Fender Rhodes, and bassist Dave Redmond. Brady’s ambition was to record an album that consisted of new, original compositions that explore improvisation in an electric quartet format. While tipping their collective hat to the music of the 1970s Miles Davis Group, along with the groove and funk based music of Herbie Hancock, many of the musical themes deal with the impact of what is happening in the world as we know it now. The music is hypnotically insistent, all with a lasting story of experience and optimism.
released October 8, 2021
Recorded & Mixed by Hally Music & Kevin Brady at Arthouse Studios, Naas, Co.Kildare,Ireland February 2020.
Assistant Engineer Fionn Shelley.
Mastered by Thomas Schmidt at Schmidt-Thon Studios,Munich,Germany.
Photography by Daragh Mc'Donagh www.daraghmcdonagh.com Art Direction and Design by Dseny www.dseny.es
Produced by Kevin Brady
Executive Producer Martin Hummel
Tracks 2,4,5,6,7 Composed by Kevin Brady
Tracks 1,3,8 by Bill Carrothers
Downbeat selects Plan B as One of the Best Jazz Album releases of 2022. Brady has established himself as One of the most in
demand musicians in Europe. He has been recognised in Chicago Reader,Jazzwise,All About Jazz,Sydney Morning Herald. He has recorded with musicians like; Larry Coryell,Norma Winstone,Lage Lund,Seamus Blake,Peter Bernstein and many others.
Ireland's Leading Guitar Trio.This trio has to date been performing Internationally playing Halferty's new original compositions which feature a blend of improvised music, swing, rock & blues. Kevin Brady Music