Brian Bromberg

 


 

Here's What the Critics Have to Say!

 

On Saturday November 17 th , the musicians on stage at the Triple Door in Seattle, Washington, were introduced as today's stars, and they more than lived up to that billing. The Brian Bromberg Downright Upright All Stars, comprised of..... Read the whole review
 
Joe Montague, RIVETINGRIFFS.COM
 

" Bromberg is a player with a phenomenal technique whose improvised lines, full of rapid fire triplets, are intelligently and melodically structured."

 
 
JAZZ TIMES MAGAZINE
 
 

." His performance is one step short of manic. At times he seems to be producing two melodies simultaneously, using three or four fingers of each hand-his solo foray is phenomenal."
 
Leonard Feather, LA TIMES
 

."Phenomenally talented."
 
JAZZIZ MAGAZINE
 

."Bassists like this come around only rarely."
 
Mark Miller, TORONTO GLOBE
 

." He produces tones and melodies that just go whooshing by the rest of the bass playing pack. Brian made his old stand up bass cry as he slid his powerful fingers up the strings."
 
ARIZONA DAILY STAR
 

." Bromberg combined singly expressive articulations with bouts of super fast fingering. Few guitarists could have kept up with him." ?
 
THE WASHINGTON POST
 

." Brian Bromberg can get his bass to do just about anything except wash the dishes."
 
Zan Stewart LA TIMES
 

." Basses Loaded.This album is so loaded with basses that it should weigh 1,000 lbs and come in roundwound and flatwound versions.all eight jazz-funk instrumentals are action packed and a great showcase for an exceptional musician." i)
 
GUITAR PLAYER MAGAZINE
 

."Phenomenal."
 
BASS PLAYER MAGAZINE
 

Brian Bromberg: Keep your eyes and ears open for the name and the sound; he's phenomenal."
 
ARIZONA DAILY PROGRESS
 

." The greatest bass player in the world."
 
LIONEL HAMPTON
 

." Bromberg's improvisation was a masterful assemblage of triple-stops, octave runs, high voltage strumming and amazingly for a string bassist, chordal clusters produced by tapping on the strings. Bromberg's ever more adventurous tours across the outer limits of the contemporary bass produced a series of near-classic improvisations."
 
Don Heckman LA TIMES
 
Brian Bromberg
It's About Time: The Acoustic Project

Monster bassist Brian Bromberg's first acoustic jazz outing, originally released in 1991, features trumpet legend Freddie Hubbard and saxophonist Ernie Watts to round out an all-star sextet. The original Nova Records release is digitally remastered and remixed here. The band's in-your-face and wide-ranging modern jazz groove works wonders. Bromberg's booming lines and fluid attack anchors the generally soaring arrangements. The sextet's crisp interplay and gravitating choruses, dappled with melodic underpinnings, translates into a highly absorbing affair. Those who view Bromberg simply for his chops-heavy contemporary jazz offerings might be pleasantly surprised with this nicely-timed reissue.
 
All About Jazz, May 2005
 

 

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