A “Triple Dare” worth taking: superstar trio BWB returns with their third album, an entirely original collection handcrafted by Norman Brown (guitar-vocals), Kirk Whalum (saxophone-flute-vocals) and Rick Braun (trumpet-flugelhorn-valve trombone-vocals) combining only the gritty and greasiest elements of Kansas City jazz, Memphis soul and Philly funk. The self-titled, ten-track set struts and seduces with swagger and sophistication along with a mischievous dash of “sweet, tart and tasty” guaranteed to make you “Turn Up” and “Bust A Move.”
Smooth jazz supergroup BWB feature the talents of guitarist Norman Brown, saxophonist Kirk Whalum, and trumpeter Rick Braun. They released their debut album, Groovin', in 2002. In 2013, BWB returned with their sophomore full-length, Human Nature, which featured instrumental jazz reworkings of songs by Michael Jackson. The group's third studio album, 2016's Braun-produced BWB, included backing from percussionist Lenny Castro, keyboardist Hamilton Hardin, bassist Nathaniel Kearney, Jr., and others.