I write the way I write. I play the way I play. There's nothing I can do about it!
Acclaimed bassist and producer Brian Bromberg has garnered a hard--earned reputation as one of the most versatile and respected players in music, amassing an enviable catalog of straight ahead and contemporary jazz showcasing both upright and electric basses. Confounding the music industry with a string of innovative, eclectic releases since 1985, Bromberg has spent the last decade recording projects driven by very specific sounds and themes--from Wood (acoustic bass) and Metal (electric bass) to other diverse projects celebrating the artistry of fretless bass pioneer Jaco Pastorious (Jaco) and his Grammy®--nominated smooth grooves of Downright Upright.
On his fourth project for the Mack Avenue label imprint Artistry Music, Brian unleashes another wide palette of styles letting the chips fall where they may. It's a decidedly funky 13--track set that features a killer horn section and includes not only evocative original compositions but also two cover songs that are sure to raise some eyebrows: The B--52s' new wave dance classic Love Shack and Quincy Jones' instantly recognizable TV--Land nugget Sanford & Son Theme (The Streetbeater).
An A--list of musical peers join the fun including George Duke, Patrice Rushen, Jeff Lorber, Randy Brecker, Eric Marienthal, Gerald Albright, Richard Elliot, Rick Braun, Will Kennedy, Dave Weckl, Alex Acuña, Paul Jackson Jr., Dan Siegel and more--all of whom are given ample opportunity to shine.
He leads the way with pizzazz. Sometimes you may mistake his bass for a lead guitar but it is always bass from Bromberg, melodic, sweet and with authority. This is another winner start to finish. --O's Place
Brian Bromberg has become one of the most well--respected virtuoso bass players in jazz, thanks to his A--list studio and touring status as sideman, producer and leader of such diverse stylistic range. --Smooth Jazz Vibes
Phenomenal. --Bass Player Magazine
...a rare jazz marriage between virtuosity and musicality. --LA Times
Bromberg is a player with a phenomenal technique whose improvised lines, full of rapid fire triplets, are intelligently and melodically structured. --JazzTimes
Phenomenally talented. --Jazziz
The greatest bass player in the world. --Lionel Hampton
Bassist Brian Bromberg and pals touch all the musical bases… marries musicality with virtuosity. --Don Heckman