Wood

Wood

by Brian Bromberg
     
 

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Wood is Brian Bromberg's debut for the A440 Music Group, and it is a very strong example of his extraordinary straight-ahead jazz skills as presented in three exciting formats. In addition to the six tracks he performs in a trio setting with drummer David Bromberg and pianist Randy Waldman, Brian Bromberg duets with Waldman onSee more details below

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Wood is Brian Bromberg's debut for the A440 Music Group, and it is a very strong example of his extraordinary straight-ahead jazz skills as presented in three exciting formats. In addition to the six tracks he performs in a trio setting with drummer David Bromberg and pianist Randy Waldman, Brian Bromberg duets with Waldman on the inimitable "Days of Wine and Roses" and the beautiful tribute "Goodbye (For My Father)," which was previously released on You Know That Feeling. Two amazing solo performances -- "Come Together" and "Star Spangled Banner" -- add further credence to Bromberg's technical and creative virtuosity as one of the premier jazz bassists of his generation. This set is also remarkable because Brian Bromberg is playing the same upright acoustic bass -- a 300-year-old Matteo Guersam, crafted in Milan in the 18th century --- that he used for his professional debut with saxophone legend Stan Getz. Despite its age, the wood (hence the title) emanates rich, mellow sounds that perfectly complement such jazz gems as Miles Davis' "All Blues," Herbie Hancock's "Dolphin Dance," and Thelonious Monk's "Straight No Chaser." Bromberg's tapping method on "Come Together" provides clear and convincing evidence of his mastery of this technique, while his awesome pizzicato chops are burnin' on "Speak Low." Wood is a radical departure from Bromberg's world-renowned smooth jazz releases -- New Day, Magic Rain, BASSically Speaking, and You Know That Feeling -- but nevertheless showcases the exceptional bass techniques that garnered him critical acclaim as one of the 100 best bassists of the 20th century. A definite must have.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/27/2006
Label:
Artistry Music
UPC:
0181475700920
catalogNumber:
757009
Rank:
71441

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Brian Bromberg   Primary Artist,Wood Bass
David Bromberg   Drums
Randy Waldman   Piano

Technical Credits

Kurt Weill   Composer
David Bromberg   Contributor
Brian Bromberg   Producer,Executive Producer,Audio Production
Ogden Nash   Composer
Steve Hall   Mastering
Eddy Schreyer   Mastering
Randy Waldman   Contributor
Janet Wolsborn   Redesign
Denny Stilwell   Executive Producer
Kent Anderson   Associate Executive Producer
Susumu Morikawa   Executive Producer
Public Domain   Composer
Julie Dorsch   Producer
Mark Ruffin   Liner Notes

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