Grammy Award-winning trumpet player Maurice “Mobetta” Brown is no stranger to working with some of the most talented musicians in the world–in fact, he’s shared stages with acts like Santigold, Wyclef Jean, Santana, Lalah Hathaway, Omar and John Legend among many. They call him “Mobetta” for a reason; from a musical perspective, it doesn’t get much better than Mo Brown.
Mo’s new solo album, The Mood, will be released on 3-24-2017 and features his live band on a studio album that showcases his soulful composition, ambitious production & adventurous improvisations in a seamless blend of jazz, hip-hop, soul and sounds from around the world.
“Stand Up” is a call for humanity, to take a stand for something and come together to make a positive difference in the world around us,” Mo said in a recent interview. “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 that my father gave me when I was a kid (stand for something, or you’ll fall for anything), 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.”
Listen to Maurice Brown f/ Talib Kweli “Stand Up,” below