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Brian Bromberg: Wood II

Read "Wood II" reviewed by Ernest Barteldes

On Wood II, bassist Brian Bromberg, instead of showcasing new material, prefers to give his take on songs by a different range of composers, some of whom, like Paul McCartney and Kansas, are not directly associated with jazz. He opens with a classic Duke Ellington number, “Caravan, showing incredible speed during certain moments and also giving ...

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Brian Bromberg: Wood II

Read "Wood II" reviewed by Franz A. Matzner

Brian Bromberg's extraordinary new release is a jazz album cured of the blues. Devoid of deep suffering pools, spare introspective valleys or convoluted mazes of cerebration, the mostly trio Wood II looks out over a vista of pure musical enjoyment seen from peaks of virtuosic playfulness.

Listening to Bromberg take apart and reconstruct ...

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Brian Bromberg: Wood II

Read "Wood II" reviewed by Robert R. Calder

On whatever Brian Bromberg has done, he's proven himself a very gutsy bassist, not just a virtuoso who's too notable for mere technique. The opening “Caravan" on Wood II does indeed begin with the sort of neo-boogaloo that young guys used to get New Orleans brass bands going again a couple of decades back. The weight ...

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Brian Bromberg: Wood II

Read "Wood II" reviewed by Jim Santella

Brian Bromberg comes from a generation that has experienced it all: from big band, blues and bebop to rock 'n' roll, disco, soft rock, hard rock, heavy metal and much more. His projects reflect the eclectic nature of his 32 years of professional experience; he's quite comfortable in a variety of settings. In recent years, he's ...