Alan Braufman announces a new live album due on April 8, tilted Live In New York City featuring the recording of Braufman with his five-piece band, Cooper-Moore (piano, ashimba, recitation), William Parker (bass), John Clark (French horn), Jim Schapperow (drums) and Ralph Williams (percussion) in an early 1975 live radio session.
Alan Braufman was born in 1951 in Brooklyn and raised on Long Island. After some time, he moved to Boston to attend Berklee in 1968 to pursue music. Doing so made him become an instrumental figure in New York City culture. He currently lives and performs in Salt Lake City, UT, and became a teacher along with learning to play the saxophone.
Braufman is an experienced saxophonist, flutist, and composer within the Jazz community and preforms with many acts such as Alan Michael Band, Cooper-Moore, Cecil McBee and many others. In 2016, the Alan Michael Band became nominated for Best Jazz Artist by the Salt Lake City Weekly.
Braufman would go on to work with drummer William Hooker and his own groups before relocating to Salt Lake City. His album “Valley of Search” has gained popularity and captures a unique historical slice of New York’s creative underground Jazz.
The vinyl of the album is a 94-minute performance that is spread over 5 album sides on 3 LPs and 2 CDs. Along with this, the album will feature a live version of his song “Chant.” The album will be available on vinyl, CD and to stream on April 8th via Valley of Search and is available for pre-order/ pre-save at Bandcamp.