Alan Brown is an established jazz pianist in New Zealand, from having led a highly successful jazz-funk band in the 90’s – Blue Train (1996 Jazz Album of the Year winner), through to having been a core member of The Grand Central Band. He has also toured and performed with artists such as Nathan Haines, Cherie Mathieson and Caitlin Smith.
Alan’s varied musical influences has spawned projects such as the Hammond Organ-based Alan Brown Trio, who released ‘About That Time’ through Ode Records in 2007; as well as downtempo electronica under the name Mistake Theory, which attracted large internet success on mp3.com in 2000.
Check out Blue Train, The Alan Brown Trio and Mistake Theory at bluetrain.net.nz
This combination of influences resulted in the 2011 release: Between The Spaces, an exploration of jazz, rock and classical styles.
Alan’s latest release is something different again - a return to some of the early influences of Brian Eno, Harold Budd and David Sylvian. This ambient/minimalist album is now available at alanbrown.bandcamp.com