Allmusic.com describes the remarkable Brackeen as "a gifted pianist and composer whose harmonically advanced, creatively complex, and rhythmically adventuresome music greatly enhanced the development of jazz during the closing decades of the 20th century." We agree, and bring you this program first heard in 1994.
Joanne Brackeen had just released the album Take A Chance. It included 8 Brazilian tunes & 3 originals plus a stellar group including bassist Eddie Gomez, drummer Duduka Da Fonseca and percussionist Waltinho Anastacio. The music they play is beautiful, yet challenging. We'll hear all about it as well as the career of this most engaging musician when Joanne Brackeen visits on Improvised Thoughts with Beegie Adair.