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Mel Brown, a Portland native, joined Portland’s hopping jazz scene of the 1960s when he was a teenager. He went on to play behind some of Motown Records’ stars before returning home. He likes to play in the style of Art Blakey but has just released a funkier album called “Mr. Groove.”

First Broadcast: 2001
Producer: Tom D’Antoni

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Joelle Smith; Mel Brown

Oregon Art Beat: Episode #209
Original Broadcast: January 11, 2001