From Burning Ambulance:
Chicago-based saxophonist Ari Brown‘s been performing since the ’60s, but he’s only released three studio albums and one live disc as a leader. He began his career in R&B and soul bands, making the move to jazz in the early ’70s, when he joined the AACM. During the ’70s and ’80s, he worked as a sideman with everyone from Lester Bowie, Anthony Braxton and Von Freeman to Sonny Stitt and McCoy Tyner. He’s been a member of percussionist Kahil El’Zabar’s Ritual Trio since 1989, making six albums including the new Follow the Sun. His first album as a leader, Ultimate Frontier, came out in 1996, and his latest, Groove Awakening, was released in October.