Shuffle Mode

by Guillermo E. Brown

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    Free Jazz drummers tend to be otherworldly creatures. imagine sitting down for a spot of tea with Milford Graves, or a taking in a modern dance recital with Ed Blackwell- the whole time a meta-physical foot keeps time. saves swells, and drum fills pulse around your head as they seem to communicate with all living matter in the room.

    Guillermo Brown commands this group of songs much like this. with tremendous imagination and mastery-
    SHUFFLE MODE kicks off with a surging platitude of hope, each note insists that you actually believe him, this is no cursory listen, and while the "Drummer side" of Brown keeps the rhythm shifting beneath you pushing your head to bob, it is his sense melody, and harmonic playfulness that made us at Cleveland Tapes bang the masters for days after we got the files. sure fire. but don't take our word for it, give a listen- you'll see.
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Hold U Now 03:42
Harmless 04:15
Shuffle Mode 05:01
Nobody but U 05:11
Besides Love 04:49


Drummer/composer/vocalist Guillermo E. Brown brings us his fifth solo album - SHUFFLE MODE. Brown has worked as a sideman with numerous jazz luminariess including David S. Ware, Matthew Shipp, and has collaborated with
Anti Pop Consortium, El-P, Mike Ladd, and the group BiLLLL$. This is his first release on Cleveland Tapes. For more information on Guillermo, check out his music page on myspace -


released June 1, 2010

All music & words written/performed
by Guillermo E. Brown

Except for music in “Tell Me It’s . . ." / “2 Much 2 Touch” written by William Johnson (aka Gordon Voidwell)

SHUFFLE MODE also contains improvisations, production/arranging, and other compositional elements from:
Paul Geluso: Co-producer, mix engineer and electric bass

Cochemea Gastelum: Reeds and organ

Omar Little: Trumpet

Samita Sinha: Vocals on “Hold U Now”/ “Tell Me It’s Not Going 2 Waste”/ “Disengage the Game”

Scotty Hard: Co-production on “Hold U Now” and “Disengage the Game”

Liberty Ellman: guitar and musical
co-writing on “Besides Love”

Keith Witty: lyrical co-writing on
“Tell Me It’s Not Going 2 Waste”

Neil Ochoa:hand percussion

Mastered @ The Used Toy Store by Elijah Vazquez


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