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Guitarist Bobby Broom’s love of jazz has never blocked out his affection for the pop music which he grew up with. It’s been a frequent wellspring throughout his career. “It’s a lot of what I do,” he acknowledges. “Material is material, and I’m just trying to do things that are interesting to me and that I feel might be interesting to people.” Soul Fingers, his joyful 2018 release with his organ trio The Organi-Sation, produced by legendary drummer Steve Jordan, presents a whole album’s worth of such interesting things. Drawn from Broom’s favorite songs of his childhood in the 1960s and ’70s, the album runs the gamut from The Beatles and Procul Harum to Bobbie Gentry and Motown. It’s a path that has won Broom an impressive following, and significant acclaim, both within and outside his home base of Chicago. Chicago Tribune critic Howard Reich hails the guitarist as “offer[ing] an object lesson in what an inventive jazz musician can do with a familiar song.” Indeed, Soul Fingers is not Broom’s first album-length assay of the music of his youth

News: Birthday

Jazz Musician of the Day: Bobby Broom

Jazz Musician of the Day: Bobby Broom

All About Jazz is celebrating Bobby Broom's birthday today! Guitarist Bobby Broom’s love of jazz has never blocked out his affection for the pop music which he grew up with. It’s been a frequent wellspring throughout his career. “It’s a lot of what I do,” he acknowledges. “Material is material, and I’m just trying to do ...

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Article: Radio

Newk, Dave (And Paul), Fats & More

Read "Newk, Dave (And Paul), Fats & More" reviewed by Marc Cohn


Have you gotten used to writing or typing 2020 yet? I'm getting there just from filling out Gift and Messages paperwork and metadata! But let's get to the music, starting with a few 21st century tunes from Orrin Evans (putting the street beat to Ornette), trumpeter John McNeil and Russian saxophonist Makar Kashitsyn. Then Bobby Broom ...

News: Birthday

Jazz Musician of the Day: Bobby Broom

Jazz Musician of the Day: Bobby Broom

All About Jazz is celebrating Bobby Broom's birthday today! Guitarist Bobby Broom’s love of jazz has never blocked out his affection for the pop music which he grew up with. It’s been a frequent wellspring throughout his career. “It’s a lot of what I do,” he acknowledges. “Material is material, and I’m just trying to do ...

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News: Education

Guitarist Bobby Broom Joins Faculty At Northern Illinois University School Of Music, Plans Live Recording With His Group The Organi-sation

Guitarist Bobby Broom Joins Faculty At Northern Illinois University School Of Music, Plans Live Recording With His Group The Organi-sation

Renowned jazz guitarist Bobby Broom has been appointed assistant professor of music in the Northern Illinois University School of Music. He will teach jazz guitar and improvisation in the school’s nationally recognized Jazz Studies Program. “I’m thrilled and honored to assume this position at Northern Illinois University,” Broom said. “I’m looking forward to sharing with my ...

News: Birthday

Jazz Musician of the Day: Bobby Broom

Jazz Musician of the Day: Bobby Broom

All About Jazz is celebrating Bobby Broom's birthday today! Guitarist Bobby Broom’s love of jazz has never blocked out his affection for the pop music which he grew up with. It’s been a frequent wellspring throughout his career. “It’s a lot of what I do,” he acknowledges. “Material is material, and I’m just trying to do ...

Album

Soul Fingers

Label: MRi Entertainment
Released: 2018
Track listing: Come Together; Ode to Billie Joe; Do it Again; While My Guitar Gently Weeps; Summer Breeze; Eyes of Faith; Get Ready; A Whiter Shade of Pale; I Can't Help It; The Guitar Man

Album

SoulFingers

Label: MRI Entertainment
Released: 2018
Track listing: Come Together; Ode to Billie Joe; Do It Again; While My Guitar Gently Weeps; Summer Breeze; Eyes of Faith; Get Ready; A Whiter Shade of Pale; I Can't Help It; The Guitar Man

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Article: Radio

Bobby Broom, Adi Meyerson & More

Read "Bobby Broom, Adi Meyerson & More" reviewed by Joe Dimino


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.

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Article: Album Review

Bobby Broom: Soul Fingers

Read "Soul Fingers" reviewed by Jim Trageser


A thematic sequel to his 2007 release, Song and Dance, Bobby Broom's Soul Fingers is a deep-pile take on late 1960s--early 1970s pop, with Broom in his best Wes Montgomery vein, giving new soul-jazz life to one-time chart hits. And yet, it's also a break from Song and Dance because Broom has changed his ...


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