Bobby Broom’s ‘Shining Hour’ breaks through standard jazz

By: Carol Banks Weber  AXS Contributor Aug 26, 2014

It’s important to note that virtuoso Chicago jazz guitarist Bobby Broom did not want to make a typical standard cover album in the August 19th release from Origin Records, My Shining Hour.

His previous release, the broad-reaching 2012 Upper West Side Story contains all original, deeply personalized musical accounts of life growing up in New York City. On the strength of that album and a sterling history of recognizably original music, DownBeat editors picked Broom out of thousands recently as a top guitarist in the Critics Poll, his third time.

For My Shining Hour, Broom brought in…

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