Upper West Side Story

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All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
One of the top guitarists of his generation, Bobby Broom's preferred setting is a small group, while he excels in the demanding trio setting with bassist Dennis Carroll and drummer Kobie Watkins with Makaya McCraven replacing him on three songs. Upper West Side Story includes nine originals, none of which is likely to become a jazz standard, but all of which are stimulating. "D's Blues" has an engaging hard bop hook that pulls the listener in immediately, while "Upper West Side Story" suggests a walk in Manhattan on a breezy spring day, with an infectious Latin undercurrent. The loping "Minor Major Mishap" takes its time to develop, though Broom's intricate solo bustles with...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
One of the top guitarists of his generation, Bobby Broom's preferred setting is a small group, while he excels in the demanding trio setting with bassist Dennis Carroll and drummer Kobie Watkins with Makaya McCraven replacing him on three songs. Upper West Side Story includes nine originals, none of which is likely to become a jazz standard, but all of which are stimulating. "D's Blues" has an engaging hard bop hook that pulls the listener in immediately, while "Upper West Side Story" suggests a walk in Manhattan on a breezy spring day, with an infectious Latin undercurrent. The loping "Minor Major Mishap" takes its time to develop, though Broom's intricate solo bustles with energy. "Fambrosicous" is dedicated to the late bassist Charles Fambrough, an engaging vehicle that starts as bop but detours into some wild improvising. "When the Falling Leaves..." is a subdued ballad with a melancholy air, with the rhythm section providing soft, spacious accompaniment that completes the mood that Broom seeks. Recommended.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/15/2012
  • Label: Origin Records
  • UPC: 805558261725
  • Catalog Number: 82617
  • Sales rank: 238,397

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 D's Blues (6:51)
  2. 2 Upper West Side Story (4:54)
  3. 3 After Words (8:46)
  4. 4 Minor Major Mishap (6:57)
  5. 5 Lazy Sundays (6:24)
  6. 6 Fambroscious (3:25)
  7. 7 Father (7:42)
  8. 8 Call Me a Cab (6:12)
  9. 9 When the Falling Leaves... (8:42)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bobby Broom Primary Artist, Guitar
Dennis Carroll Bass
Kobie Watkins Drums
Makaya McCraven Drums
Technical Credits
Bobby Broom Arranger, Composer, Producer
Gary Mielke Engineer
Allan Tucker Mastering
Josh Richter Engineer
John Bishop Layout
Anna Dilthey Cover Photo
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