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Brian Bromberg’s Unapologetically Funky Big Bombastic Band: Minneapolis, 1987
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Brian Bromberg’s Unapologetically Funky Big Bombastic Band: Minneapolis, 1987

Brian Bromberg took his Unapologetically Funky Big Bombastic Band to the 2019 Berks Jazz Festival. One of the tunes, “Minneapolis, 1987” has since gotten a lot of attention (with over 1 million views).

Brian Bromberg Releases “Thicker Than Water”
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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...

Brian Bromberg Returns After Four Years With “Full Circle”
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Brian Bromberg Returns After Four Years With “Full Circle”

Renowned jazz bassist Brian Bromberg is back with Full Circle, his first album since 2012. In the interim between albums, Bromberg suffered an injury that left him with a back broken in two places and requiring rehabilitation to be able to walk. Full Circle is a testament to his recovery. A desire to play music with his late father, a...

Brian Bromberg Releases Hendrix and Jobim Tribute Albums in U.S.
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Brian Bromberg Releases Hendrix and Jobim Tribute Albums in U.S.

Hot on the heels of his new album Compared to That, bassist Brian Bromberg is paying homage to two of his musical heroes with Bromberg Plays Hendrix and In the Spirit of Jobim. The albums were originally recorded for Japan’s King Records, but are now available in the U.S. via Artistry Music. “Even though people know me as a jazz...

Brian Bromberg Releases “Compared To That”
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Brian Bromberg Releases “Compared To That”

Backed by a ten-piece horn section and full orchestra string section, bassist Brian Bromberg has released his 20th solo effort, Compared To That. The new album is rooted in straight-ahead acoustic jazz, but in classic Bromberg style, there are many twists and turns along the way. “One thing I feel that makes Compared To That a unique project is that...

Brian Bromberg: “Voodoo Child”
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Brian Bromberg: “Voodoo Child”

Brian Bromberg pays tribute to Jimi Hendrix in this clip, playing both standard and piccolo bass, and taking a few tasty solos along the way. We love it when bassists cover Hendrix. So much so, we made a top 10 list last year.

Brian Bromberg’s “Hands” Now Available in U.S.
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Brian Bromberg’s “Hands” Now Available in U.S.

Jazz bassist Brian Bromberg’s solo acoustic bass album Hands is now available in the U.S. via his website. The 15-track disc features a variety of tunes ranging from straight-ahead jazz standards like “Stella By Starlight” to classic rock like Led Zeppelin’s “Black Dog,” all done with one bass in one take. Though he admits he was skeptical to make a...

Carvin Releases Brian Bromberg Signature Bass
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Carvin Releases Brian Bromberg Signature Bass

After showing the prototype at NAMM, Carvin has released the Brian Bromberg Signature Bass series, available in 4 and 5-string versions. The new Bromberg B24 and B25 models feature neck through construction with alder bodies and maple necks. AAAA flamed maple tops come standard, though you can get a solid color finish. The fingerboard is ebony and has Bromberg’s logo...

Stanley Clarke, Stu Hamm, Bunny Brunel, Billy Sheehan, Flea, Alex Al, Brian Bromberg, Jimmy Johnson, Wayman Tisdale and Marcus Miller: “School Days” Live
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Stanley Clarke, Stu Hamm, Bunny Brunel, Billy Sheehan, Flea, Alex Al, Brian Bromberg, Jimmy Johnson, Wayman Tisdale and Marcus Miller: “School Days” Live

Stanley Clarke’s 2002 concert performance at Musicians Institute in Hollywood closed with a bang, with a stage full of bassists performing Clarke’s “School Days” for the audience. Clarke is joined by Stu Hamm, Bunny Brunel, Billy Sheehan, Flea, Alex Al, Brian Bromberg, Jimmy Johnson, Wayman Tisdale and Marcus Miller, and most take a solo. The entire concert was released as...

Brian Bromberg: Live Downright Upright Bass Solo
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Brian Bromberg: Live Downright Upright Bass Solo

Check out this solo by Brian Bromberg, during a performance of Herbie Hancock’s “Chameleon”. This was filmed as part of Bromberg’s “Downright Upright” project, live at the Blue Note in Tokyo, back in 2006. Lorber’s group included Rick Braun, Jeff Lorber, Gary Meek, and Dave Weckl.