EVANSTON (IL) – “My Shining Hour,” the hit album by Jazz guitarist Bobby Broom and the Bobby Broom Trio, zoomed to #3 on this week’s JazzWeek chart of the top 50 albums in the U.S. and Canada.
The songs on the album are all very fresh takes on classics whose names may be shopworn, like “Sweet Georgia Brown,” but, in the thoughtful and thought-provoking hands of a guitarist of the caliber of Bobby Broom, they develop a new look in a brighter light.
The album debuted at #41. The CD, which had been on pre-sale, sold out at most of the major outlets within 9 days. MSH climbed to #22 in the second week, then zoomed up the charts to #5, where it remained for a second week. Last week it dropped a touch to #6, then on the current week, it soared up to the top three.
“I love the energy behind this new CD!” Broom said. “My sincere thanks to Jazz radio in the US and Canada.”