Maurice Brown has just released a new single “Stand Up” featuring hip-hop master Talib Kweli from his newest album The Mood, due out March 24, 2017. The two exchange verses in this new jazzy number that serves as a call-to-action and encourages listeners to stand for something and be meaningful with their lives.
Brown tells us about the track: “Stand Up” is a call for humanity to take a stand for something & come together to make a positive difference in the world around us. We are in a political and economic climate that has been sapping the energy and sense of hope from everyone around us. Inspired by the advice “Stand for something or you’ll fall for anything” that my father gave me when I was a kid, I want to call people to come together, take a stand for a better life & a better world and help one another in whatever way possible, big or small. To collectively be the change we wish to see in the world.
From now until New Orlean Jazz Fest, Maurice will be hosting “Mobetta Tuesdays” at the Jazz Standard in NYC. Every Tuesday, he will be welcoming special guests (like Snarky Puppy’s Michael League, drum legend Lenny White, saxophonist Skerik and more) to join him for different weekly musical themes. More information about Mobetta Tuesdays can be found on the venue’s website. www.jazzstandard.com