World-renowned acoustic and electric bassist Brian Bromberg hasn’t released an album in the U.S. since 2012, a fact that might not have been cause for concern if you know that at one point he released three albums in one year. Every man deserves a break. However, once you realize that this chameleon with over 20 projects in his catalog recently had reason to believe that he might never play music again, you understand the gravity of his latest acoustic jazz project, Full Circle—one he says may well be the most important record of my career.”
Like all of his work, Bromberg’s latest features a stellar cast that includes trumpeter Arturo Sandoval; saxophonists Bob Sheppard, Kirk Whalum and Doug Webb; pianists Randy Waldman, Mitch Forman and Otmaro Ruíz; and percussionist Alex Acuña. The project also finds “the man that refuses to sit still” mixing styles from New Orleans funk and a legit jazz cover of Michael Jackson’s “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” to Cubop— with a sizzling, relentless swing throughout. But the aspects that make this project resonate deeper than anything Bromberg has done prior boils down to a series of life changing events, career firsts and the magic of today’s technology meeting mediums of old.
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