The great New York-born, Chicago-based jazz guitarist Bobby Broom starts this week's episode of Neon Jazz with a tasty cut off his new CD Soul Fingers. As the hour moves forward, we focus on a musician that has played a great influence on Bobby, Walter Bishop, Jr., and music from modern bassist Alexander Claffy.
There is plenty more as this hour moves forward. We take a look into the world of Adi Meyerson on the bass and hear a great story about a live show by McCoy Tyner that she attended. We also look into the music of Martin Nevin, the great Richie Cole and Italian Violinist Anais Drago & the Jellyfish' take on the music of Frank Zappa, before closing with the New Orleans Jazz Vipers.
Bobby Broom "The Guitar Man" Soul Fingers (Clean Sweep Music) 00:00
Host talks 6:14
Bobby Broom Deep Organ Trio "This I Dig of You" Folk Music (Origin Records) 9:33
Rhythm Abstraction: Azure is the first volume of new compositions created as a follow up to 2018’s
release Rhythm Kaleidoscope. As with that release, Brock Avery improvised drum and percussion
solos. Frank Macchia then composed music for woodwinds and orchestra to Brock’s creations. Azure
is the first of three extended play albums of 6-7 compositions which will be released starting in
January and followed up in April and July. In Azure we have a created a group of pieces that continue
our quest for honoring the art of improvisation with a “stream-of-consciousness” sense of
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