Mel Brown's B3 Organ Quartet from the 2019 Montavilla Jazz Festival, broadcast on NPR's Jazz Night in America. In this episode, Mel shares some colorful stories in a conversation with NPR host Christian McBride (a diehard Temptations fan). Mel Brown and his band were basically the house band at Jimmy Mak's in Portland for over 25 years. Since Jimmy Mak's closed after the owner passed away, Mel and his band appear frequently at Portland's Jack London Revue.
Musicians: Mel Brown-drums, Renato Caranto-tenor saxophone; Dan Balmer-guitar; Louis "King Louie" Pain-organ
Set List: Four on Six (Wes Montgomery) Brulie (Louis Pain) Milestones (Miles Davis) Billie Jean (Michael Jackson) Me and Mrs. Jones (Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff, Cary Gilbert) Big Brothers (Louis Pain) I'll Be There (Berry Gordy, Bob West, Willie Hutch, Hal Davis) Shotgun (Autry DeWalt) Blues 1 & 8 (Jack McDuff) What's Going On (Al Cleveland, Renaldo Benson, Marvin Gaye) Bry-Yen / I Believe In You (Louis Pain, Don Davis)
Read more about Mel Brown here: https://www.npr.org/2021/10/21/1047648385/drummer-and-local-legend-mel-brown-endures-as-the-humble-godfather-of-portland-j and here: https://montavillajazz.org/tag/mel-brown/
Here more Jazz Night in America episodes here: https://archive.org/details/fmradioarchive?query=jazz+night+in+america