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Rick BraunAudio CD
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If you’ve ever seen Rick Braun perform, you know what a high-energy entertainer he is. But ask him to talk about his career and the gregarious, charismatic musician-songwriter-producer becomes visibly uncomfortable and awkwardly quiet.

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  • Audio CD (August 28, 2007)
  • Original Release Date: 2007
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Artizen
  • ASIN: B000SO7ONO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #24,305 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. R n R
2. Sweet Somethin'
3. Curve Ball
4. The Stranger
5. Da JR Funk
6. Que Paso
7. Better Times
8. Down and Dirty
9. Two Heart Tango
10. Q It Up
11. Sunday Night
12. Sao Paulo

Editorial Reviews

When Rick Braun and Richard Elliot decided to start ARTizen Music Group it was a pretty fair bet collaboration would be on the boards. After all, Rick's best-selling release to date is his collaboration with Boney James (Shake It Up). Richard had toured with Rick numerous times yet hadn't a real studio long-player to share credits with. Nonetheless, for these two stars it had to be perfect. Almost three years later and over half a dozen releases on their label that time had come. The planets aligned and they began writing and recording their own record together. There is an implicit pun evoked in naming this release. The consistent stumbling block to recording together was variously their own records, a tour, someone else's record - never mind having a life. So when they found some time for R(est) n R(elaxtion) - what do they do? They make a record. True to it's namesake, R n R is all about fun.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Braun and Elliot, not bad, not great September 26, 2007
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Separately, Richard and Rick are excellent. And together, at least in person, they are awesome. But this disc somehow disappoints and seems somewhat mechanical. I don't believe it has the passion or originality of some of their solo works. It is good, but not close to great and not up to expectations.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rick and Richard September 22, 2007
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This CD is chock full of contagious, up tempo grooves which might brighten your whole attitude if you give it a chance. Rick and Richard definitely seem to hit it off on this collaboration, showing off their abundant chops and swinging abilities. I was pleasantly suprised to find this collection of polished yet vigorous compositions in the smooth jazz category. Trumpeter Rick Braun has a rythmic sense usually found in sax players, the improvisational flair of a hardcore jazzman, and the technical ability to pull it off. Believe me, it's not that easy to sound so effortlessly funky on the trumpet, having played the instrument myself a bit. He has a unique sound, although I detect a bit of Freddie Hubbard in there sometimes. Richard Elliot is new to me, but he seems equally interesting and proficient.
The only criticisms I have of this effort are that the excellent sideman don't get much of a chance to solo, (not that I was bored with the headliners) and that there were so many good tunes that they could have saved some for a 2nd round. Highly recommended- these guys are the A team.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding October 23, 2007
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I won't rehash what's already stated in other reviews. I'll just say that Rick & Richard are two of the top musicians in the business and this set is outstanding. If you enjoyed BWB's "Groovin" and Rick's "Shake It Up" with Boney James, you'll love this CD. Some arrangements bring back fond memories of the Crusaders and Tower of Power (for old school listeners). Here's hoping Rick & Richard have a long and productive relationship.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The R's Have It March 2, 2013
By paul
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R n R release from Rick Braun and Richard Elliot is a smooth and cool musical journey.
Mr. Braun and Mr. Elliot have wonderful solo careers and have collaborated on a well performed
and produced musical effort. Rick Braun has a musical collaboration with Boney James and this release
with Richard Elliot is also a nice addition to a contemporary jazz collection. This 12 pack of songs feature
many familiar musicians whose talents add to a happy musical experience.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic LP (Five stars is not enough!) March 20, 2012
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I have probably close to several thousand albums. I have been listening to jazz since I was a child (my father was a jazz musician and I followed in his foot steps a little). Without a doubt this is my favorite electric cool jazz album (as versus straight ahead acoustic jazz that I also love). The grooves are infectious and the playing by both Braun and Elliot is amazing --- almost literally from another planet. Buy it and enjoy it. You won't regret it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great stuff!! January 31, 2010
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I am a metal head, but from time to time i like to listen to something different. I listen to this one in a local cafeteria playing in the background, and found it so cool i had to ask an employee about it. I copy the info and order it. Now that I can listen to it with out interruptions i can tell you this is really great music, i do not know who the two guys are, but man, they can play. Really nice uplifting music, give it a try.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Review of Rick Braun and Richard Elliots duo album October 25, 2009
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When I first saw this CD in my Amazon recommendations I knew it was going to be good. The cool combo of Rick Brauns trumpet, Richard Elliots sax, and the fluid percussive jazz arrangements make this a definite CD for anyones collection, jazz buff or not. The sultry, sultry, muted trumpet never overshadows the steamy sensual sax on this remarkably well co-ordinated CD; some tracks combine, some tracks compliment, and most of the tracks are really fun for anyone into Jazz trumpet and sax. Most of the time I skip over some tracks on most CD's I buy, but not with this one. Although I favor tracks 4, 6 and 12, every track on this CD proves to be good to listen to. Definitely a CD to collect.
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5.0 out of 5 stars RichardJohnsonSr's review August 18, 2008
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I really enjoyed this cd. Rick Braun and Richard Elliot continues to make great music.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice jazz CD
Hello, RnR is a great CD. I love the title track and down and dirty. This is not Shake it up thou. Well worth the time and money...enjoy
Published on July 13, 2008 by Randy Pullman
Published on May 16, 2008 by ELI
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent
love the combination of rick braun & richard elliot
smooth jazz at it's finest.
enjoed every track.
Published on April 14, 2008 by Cathleen A. Chilton
5.0 out of 5 stars Something for all
Two of the Greatest artists Come together to create an album that has something for everyone.Rick Braun is one of my favourite artists of all time and Richard Eliott is definitely... Read more
Published on March 28, 2008 by M. Hedges
2.0 out of 5 stars ED Music?
I'm a huge fan of this genre, but the first two cuts sound a lot like background music for a commercial for Cialis or some other ED drug. Seriously. Read more
Published on March 11, 2008 by Blue Sage
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Minds can blow horns
These two musicians are great on this album. I am glad I bought it
Published on January 27, 2008 by Angel
4.0 out of 5 stars Another Hit!
This is another great CD by Braun and Elliot. The fusion of trumphet and sax is outstanding. You'll enjoy it from beginning to end.
Published on December 27, 2007 by Kristi D. Irwin
5.0 out of 5 stars Qunitessential Horns
The saxaphone and trumpet mastery which appears on this CD is not to be believed nor denied. The melodic mix and chemistry between Mr. Elliot and Mr. Read more
Published on November 21, 2007 by Doletha Tillman
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