listen here now ! “Katrina” – an original composition by Warren Wolf

As heard live most recently in duet with Cyrus Chestnut @ An Die Musik in Baltimore on 1/12 & 1/13/18, and then with a bigger band (Warren, Ray Angry, Ben Williams, Willie Jones 3, Myron Walden and Mr. Sean Jones) on the final nite (both sets – 1/24) with the Jazz-Ageddon crew @ the Blue Note NYC – this is a Warren Wolf composition entitled “Katrina” – a riveting story song that the creator has described as “protest jazz”.

The version that you’re listening to (or will be if you hit play) is from The CO-OP LP, recorded back in 2007, but only recently released by Brown Brothers Recordings (and available to purchase on this site on beautifully pressed 180 gram Germanic vinyl).   The CO-OP is Warren Wolf, Wycliffe Gordon, Jeremy Pelt, Derrick Hodge and Kendrick Scott.

We hope you enjoy, and please spread the word…








Brown Brothers 2017 Year in Review Part 2

It’s been a year of seismic change on planet Brown Brothers.  The Co-Op lp earned us our second consecutive group of rave reviews after label debut and critically lauded Gold Sounds, live shows were booked, cancelled and viciously fought over and my brother Arvin Suback came on board as my writing colleague for BBR missives. Through it all the label continues to propagate passion like two nymphomaniacs on an ecstasy binge. We saw some great live music this year, with standout sets being a duo perf by BBR fave Aaron Diehl and the Co-Op’s Warren Wolf 1/4/17 at Mezzrow, Gold Sounds’ Cyrus Chestnut with legends Buster Williams and Lenny White on 2/25/17 at Birdland, Roy Hargrove at the Blue Note on 3/23/17, Co-Op drummer Kendrick Scott at the Jazz Standard on 8/30/17 and Co-Op producer/trumpeter Jeremy Pelt at Smoke 12/30/17.

Those brawling Brown Brothers hit the road for a tandem  whirlwind trip to Baltimore in July and separate voyages through the US and Europe.

2018 promises to be a special year where we gather momentum, plan our next project and no doubt hurl some invective along with the great music.

From Arvin, Big Daddy, Jake and all of us at Brown Brothers we want to thank you for riding with us and look forward to picking up new passengers on our musical journey.

–Alan Suback, somewhere over North Carolina. 1/3/18.


We don’t make music with an expiration date. Release dates, promotion and sales are all concepts which are traditionally temporal in the music business but we want to establish a new paradigm: forever music. We’re just as excited about Gold Sounds today as the day we went into the studio or got the first boxes of cds from the manufacturer.  The Co-Op took us ten years between recording and release but it doesn’t matter. Spin that righteous record today and by the end of side two you won’t know whether it’s 2008, 2018 or 2118. There may be nothing new except the history you don’t know but there are still events happening all the time. We want our events to be forever. Forever music, forever Brown Brothers. Happy new year y’all.


Brown Brothers ’17 Year in Review: Part 1

In the early Spring of ’17, the Brown Brothers, in association with their visual artist extraordinaire, Mr. Michael Anderson, created an art-stunt in celebration of the release of the label’s 2nd project – The CO-OP.

The project was spurred by Anderson, when on a creative sojourn to Brooklyn with the Brown Bros., they discovered the empty shell of a building just at the BK side of the Williamsburg Bridge.  Anderson mused that they should cover the windows with art from the CO-OP LP….

Fast forward a few months, and the project came to fruition after the team hunted down the building owner and struck a deal for this installation. The work was arduous (all done by Anderson, save some comic relief and the purchase of copious amounts of cold beer) as the early July heat was intense.  After several hours, the building was encrusted in shades of CO-OP, and the team retired to Peter Lugers (just 20 or so yards away) for a celebratory dinner consisting of Shrimp, Tomato and Onion, well-done Slab Bacon, heady plates of medium-rare Porterhouse, Spinach (both creamed and sauteed) and some well-done germanic Home Fries.

Thanks for tuning in to this story – the 1st in what promises to be some serious, serious fun for you all as we head towards the end of ’17.

Wishing you Glad Tidings from NYC,

Arvin Suback (of the battling Suback brothers)

Art Stunt or art-stunt or artstunt or finally, ArtStunt
Brooklyn USA Summer ’17


Grassroots revolution

Outcome determinative. It’s one of the most deadly phrases in the English language. It started in the legal profession as a way for federal courts to decide whether they should show deference to state law in federal cases where state law should control.  But, it has morphed into a way of thinking so pervasive that it has eaten U.S. culture like a plague.  Basically outcome deteminative thinking holds that if something-a product, a politician a life– is not successful it has no worth.  And today’s undisputed cultural metric for success is money.  The notion is so ingrained in our collective American mindset that it’s afficted even the goodly hearted.  As Lou Reed intoned though, “the goodly-hearted made lampshades and soap” so maybe the idea is not so new.  Nevertheless, at least one faction of the Brown Brothers heirarchy is dedicated to starting a movement to defeat outcome-determinism.  By zealously emphasizing process over results we hope to plant and cultivate a grassroots revolution.  It won’t be easy and it may never end, but the fight is self-validating.  Make America Great Again? Absolutely. By tiny increments of separating good from money.

All this useless plugging

Forget the non-stop shilling for a second. Close your eyes and picture yourself in a quaint townhouse smack dab in he middle of Baltimore on the open floor second storey. You are sitting in a chair among 100 or so other people on a Friday or Saturday night in mid-January 2018. There is beautiful music playing and two of the most purely musical spirits playing that music. Now open your eyes.

The CO-OP : 

“…a beautiful, diverse, perfect session of jazz.”

– Jazz Times November ’17

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“This is among the most three-dimensional, warm and transparent digital recordings I’ve ever heard.”

– Analog Planet January ’17
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Sonic Boom – Toronto

June Records – Toronto


Amoeba Records – San Francisco

The Audio Salon – Santa Monica

Dimple Records – Sacramento

Salzers Records – Ventura

Soundsations-  Los Angeles


Donut Shoppe Records – Orlando

Sweat Records – Miami

Yesterday and Today Records – Miami

Radioactive Records – Fort Lauderdale


Wax n Facts –  Atlanta


Record Exchange –  Boise


Dusty Groove – Chicago

Sugah Records – Chicago

Reckless Records – Chicago

Record Breakers – Chicago


Vinyl Rescue Project –  Greenwood


Cd Central – Lexington


El Suprimo Records – Baltimore

Celebrated Summer Records – Baltimore

True Vine Records – Baltimore


Newbury Comics – Cambridge, Newbury St. and Northampton stores (for now, expanding imminently)

New York:

The Jazz Center Records – NYC

Academy Records – NYC

Human Head Brooklyn –

Infinity Records – Massapequa Park

High Fidelity CDs and Records – Amityville

Rough Trade Records Brooklyn

A1 Records NYC

The Strand Bookstore 8 miles of books

North Carolina:

Lunchbox Records – Charlotte


Records Per Minute, Columbus


Big Dipper – Oslo


Main Street Music – Manayunk

Repo Records – Philadelphia

Attic Records – Pittsburgh


Snickars Records – Stockholm


Grimeys – Nashville


Silver Platters – Seattle

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