Sat August 25, 2012
Last Call CD Review: Brian Bromberg / Bromberg Plays Hendrix / Artistry Records
Brian Bromberg’s latest recording is a superb salute to Jimi Hendrix, the legendary guitarist who influenced countless musicians, including jazz artists such as Bromberg. A first listen may lead one to believe the music presented includes a guitar, but that is not the case—Bromberg played all of the guitar sounding parts on the basses that he tuned an octave and a fourth above a standard bass. The effect is quite staggering, as Bromberg releases an arsenal of bass artistry on well known Hendrix numbers “Fire”, “Freedom”, “Purple Haze”, and other classics. Vinnie Colaiuta makes an important contribution on drums throughout the session, along with Tom McCauley and Bruce Stone, vocals.
Visit the artist’s website for more information: http://www.brianbromberg.net