Friday, July 1, 2022

The Pulse of Entertainment: Norman Brown Offers ‘The Highest Act of Love’ on New Album

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*“Back in 2002 I did a version of ‘Free’ and never used it,” said Grammy Award winning Jazz guitarist Norman Brown about the infamous single, “Free,” appearing on his new album “The Highest Act of Love” (Shanachie Entertainment) featuring Paul Brown (drums, guitar) and Grammy winning Deniece Williams, who is the original artist and co-writer of the song. “Free” was co-produced by Maurice White (Earth, Wind & Fire). “I went back to my archives looking for ideas…three/four months later I was on a cruise with her.”

Of course Norman mentioned including her single “Free” on his next album and next thing you know Deniece Williams is a featured vocalist on the “The Highest Act of Love” album.

“It took me two records to get to this record,” Brown laughed about a project he feels very “spiritual” about. When talking about having Paul Brown on the album Norman said, “He’s a producer I have a history with. He produced my Grammy record.”

“The Highest Act of Love” releases February 22, 2019 on Shanachie Entertainment. Paul Brown is co-producer along with Norman and he is featured on the single “Inside the Garden of Peace and Love” and Deniece Williams, of course, is featured on the single “Free.”

Born in Missouri Norman began playing the guitar at the tender age of eight. During his career as an adult he has played with such notables as Brian McKnight. Kirk Whalum, Mikki Howard, Rick Braun, Dave Koz, Everette Harp and Chante’ Moore. His debut solo album was released in 2002 titled “Groovin’,” featuring Rick Braun on trumpet and Kirk Whalum on sax. In 2004 he released “West Coast Coolin’.”

Collectively Norman Brown as sold over two million albums and he comfortably masters Smooth Jazz and then he fuses it with Pop, R&B and Blues. Aside from a Grammy win, Brown has garnered a Grammy Award nomination.

SYNDICATED COLUMN: Eunice Moseley, has an estimated weekly readership of over ¼ million with The Pulse of Entertainment. She is also a Public Relations Strategist and Business Management Consultant at Freelance Associates, and is Promotions Director (at-large) for The Baltimore Times. EVENT: “Uplifting Minds II” Free Entertainment Conference annually in Baltimore (Saturday April 20, 2019) in partnership with Security Square Mall and The Baltimore Times and Los Angeles (October/TBD). Offering Entertainment Business panel and a talent showcase and competition (vocal, songwriting, dance and acting) with over $15,000 valued in prizes.

Dr. Eunice Moseley
Eunice Moseley is a syndicated columnist of The Pulse of Entertainment, which has an estimated syndicated readership of 1/4 million a week. She is also a PR/Media & Promotions consultant at her firm Freelance Associates ( located in Baltimroe and Los Angeles, is the founder and coordiantor of the 'Uplifting Minds II' Entertainment Conference ( held annually in Baltimroe and Los Angeles, as well as, the Promotions Director (at-large) at The Baltimore Times.




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