Jazz Workshop – Brownman Ali of Modus Factor
Brownman Ali of Modus Factor at the Jazz Room July 22nd at 4pm
Now in the hip-hop history books having toured the globe as the featured soloist with legendary jazz-hip-hop outfit Guru’s Jazzmatazz, and now often called by A-listers such as Jay-z, KRS-One, Kool Herc, Mos Def & Missy Elliot — jazz-hip-hop trumpet iconoclast BROWNMAN ALI breaks down the intersection of jazz and hip-hop, dissecting both genres and discussing where the intersection points are.
First dealing specifically with rhythmic, melody and harmonic approaches to each artform, Brownman then discusses what skills can be cross-pollinated. i.e. — how one can use bebop language in a hip-hop solo. Or how one can use hip-hop rhythms in a modern jazz solo.