Mark Whitfield's GBD

GOLDEN BROWN DELICIOUS – or Guitar, Bass, Drums 😉 – is new original jazz music from guitarist Mark Whitfield, bassist Bob Hurst, and drummer Jeff "Tain" Watts.  

Mark Whitfield has toured and performed with many jazz luminaries including Dizzy Gillespie, Art Blakey, Quincy Jones, Ray Charles, Herbie Hancock, Carmen McRae, Jimmy Smith, Clark Terry, Shirley Horn, Christian McBride, Wynton Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, and his mentor, the great George Benson.

Bob Hurst has enjoyed a stellar career spanning 30 years, and is a highly respected and well recognized composer, electric and acoustic bassist, educator, recording artist, and business man. His cultivation into a membership of talented musicians from around the world was fostered by lengthy tours and GRAMMY® Award winning recordings featuring: Sir Paul McCartney, Charles Lloyd, Wynton Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, Dave Brubeck, Harry Connick Jr., Terrence Blanchard, Tony Williams, Nicholas Payton, Sting, Carl Allen, the legendary Pharaoh Sanders, Barbara Streisand, Willie Nelson, Yo Yo Ma, Ravi Coltrane, Chris Botti and Diana Krall.

Jeff "Tain" Watts spent his formative years with Wynton & Branford Marsalis and his writing skills now command equal attention, highlighted by a 2017 Guggenheim Fellowship in Music Composition. Watts has recorded and toured with George Benson, Harry Connick Jr, Kenny Garrett, Michael Brecker, Kenny Kirkland, Courtney Pine, Geri Allen, Alice & Ravi Coltrane, Greg Osby, McCoy Tyner, Steve Coleman & Fort Apache.

Golden Brown Delicious features all new music for 2023 from this "supergroup" and documents fresh, inspired performances from these long time friends.

Side One: 

1. Small Steps 8:42 (Mark Whitfield - QwikPik Music BMI)
2. Living in Color 7:33 (Mark Whitfield - QwikPik Music BMI)
3. Wreath 4 JTS 5:06 (Jeff Watts - Tainish Chamber Music BMI)

Side Two: 

1. The Marksman 6:36 (Mark Whitfield - QwikPik Music BMI)
2. C Dub 6:44 (Robert Hurst - Bebob Music BMI)
3. Merango Nights 5:25 (Jeff Watts - Tainish Chamber Music BMI)

Produced by Mark Whitfield and Paul Bae for 18Creators. COPYRIGHT 2023. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.