Brought to you by Funknstuff.net and hosted by Scott Goldfine — musicologist and author of “Everything Is on the One: The First Guide of Funk” ― “TRUTH IN RHYTHM” is the interview show that gets DEEP into the pocket with contemporary music’s foremost masters of the groove.
Featured in Part 1 of this 2-part series: Trumpeter Tom Browne, one of the 1980s’ most popular and successful jazz-funk artists. Best known to a wide audience for the 1980 funk classic “Funkin’ for Jamaica,” throughout the past several decades he has continued to straddle musical idioms that also include traditional to fusion to smooth jazz, R&B, world music, and even hip hop. All told, Browne has released a dozen albums with the most recent being 2016’s Legacy, and has worked with such prominent artists as Marcus Miller, Dave Grusin, Michael Jonzun & Maurice Starr, David Spradley & Ted Currier, Bobbi Humphrey, Ron Carter, Idris Muhammad, Bobby Lyle, Bob James, Joe Sample and Roy Ayers.
Find out how Browne began his life of music; his early influences and years as a professional musician; how he landed a record deal and what it was like when he scored a hit song; his subsequent run of hit tracks and albums; his break from record-making and his other life as an airplane pilot; and finally his return to music and what he is up to today.