Broom, Bobby

Origin Records, 2012CD
Instrument: Guitar

Issue: 18.4

Jazz Ruler Type: R&B+Jazz
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 3
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Guitarist Bobby Broom spent his formative years in New York before moving to Chicago where he now lives. His style still favors the Big Apple jazz scene on “Upper West Side Story”, Broom’s first recording of 100% original music. He uses a trio format with bassist Dennis Carroll and either Kobie Watkins or Makaya McCrayen playing drums. This groove is contemporary, R&B-laced fusion that could also be taken as modern jazz. The pace changes with the moods, some relaxing like “After Words” and some cooking as on “D’s Blues”. It is a good Sunday morning set.


Publicist: Terri Hinte