Brian Bromberg Releases “Thicker Than Water”
Brian Bromberg is back with a new solo album called Thicker Than Water, which features the bassist on eleven different electric and upright basses. As such, the record is a display of his insane talents on both instruments.
“Thicker Than Water is a record I’ve been wanting to make for a very long time,” Bromberg says. “I love the upright bass. It’s where my heart and soul is. My connection with that instrument is unlike anything in my life. I also love the electric bass and really wanted to explore its endless possibilities on this project.”
Thicker Than Water is full of guest appearances including trumpeter Randy Brecker and saxophonists Marion Meadows, Najee, Everette Harp, Brandon Fields and Gary Meek. It also features one of the final performances by the late, great keyboardist George Duke.
“I hope people listen to it with an open mind and open heart,” the bassist adds. “A lot of people familiar with me may not be expecting a record that grooves this hard. I think a lot of people are going to be surprised by the vibe and the pocket. Some people think the bass should sound like it did in 1965. Thump, thump, thump. But, hey, that’s not for everyone.”
Check out the opening track, “Is That the Best You Can Do?”:
Thicker Than Water Track List:
- Is That The Best You Can Do?
- Minneapolis, 1987
- Thicker Than Water
- Coupe De Ville (Intro)
- Coupe De Ville
- Trials and Tribulations
- It’s Called Life (Intro)
- It’s Called Life
- Your Eyes
- Land of the Rising Sun
- A Familia