*“We are one, part of each other,” said Grammy-nominated lead guitarist Norman Brown about the meaning of the title to his 12th album and 3rd project on the Shanachie Entertainment imprint. “God created all of this. Everything is interconnected like machines are interconnected.”
Brown connected with a group of musicians that included Peter White (guitar), Jeff Lober (piano), Chris ‘Big Dog’ Davis (keyboard), and David Mann (sax) to complete the “Heart to Heart” project.
Norman said the featured musicians on his album understand his sound and went on to say, “Jeff and I wrote a song together but never used it…been trying to work together every since. (Big Dog) I decided to do something different…and called Big Dog. We stayed up all night. I did a duet with Peter White, it’s the title track.”
As a lead guitarist Norman Brown has collaborated with the elites in the music business which includes Brian McKnight, Miki Howard, Gerald Albright, George Benson, Peabo Bryson, and Chante Moore. His solo debut was in 1992, a collaboration with Boyz II Men, Stevie Wonder and Kenneth H. Williams, and it was produced by drummer Norman Connors. He launched the trio BWB in 2002 with Kirk Whalum and Rick Braun and they have released three albums.
About his unique style of guitar playing Norman said, “I do what music tells me to do.”
Norman Brown was really philosophical about the meaning to the album, adding, “No one can succeed alone, as soon as we understand that the better the world will be.”
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