Bobby Broom on Wes Montgomery’s Mark on Jazz

Jazz guitarist Bobby Broom on how Wes Montgomery made his epic mark on the music. September 17th is Wes’ Tribute Day at IUPUI in Indianapolis, Indiana as part…

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All Hail the Queen

There is something about this performance that speaks to one aspect of the history of America’s relationship to African American culture and vice versa. On display here are…

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Larry Rosen – A Requiem by Bobby Broom

My heart is heavy. I just learned that Larry Rosen of GRP Records (Grusin-Rosen Productions) has passed, apparently due to brain cancer. I first met Larry in 1980,…

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Wes Montgomery’s 1959 Jazz Guitar Impact – Vamp

Transcript and addendum from the YouTube video, Bobby Broom on Wes Montgomery’s 1959 Jazz Guitar Impact: “Much has been made of the year 1959 in the history of…

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Bobby Broom’s Blog: Thoughts from a Grateful, Independent, Jazz Artist

    In this moment in my musical life things are good and I take absolutely none of it for granted. The fact that I’ve had the chance…

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My Two Cents in Response to The New Yorker Jazz ‘Satire’

My two cents in response to the recent, New Yorker magazine Jazz ‘satire’, “Sonny Rollins: In His Own Words” by Django Gold, a senior writer for The Onion. In order…

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“Throwback” – More on the Latest SoundCloud Archival Releases

THE STORY BEHIND THE MUSIC At long last, I’ve decided to release these homemade demos that I’ve been holding onto for around 20 years. Over those years, I’ve…

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Ad Infinitum — for Jordan Davis, Trayvon Martin, Emmett Till, etc…

Mr. Ron Davis, the father of deceased 17 year-old Jordan Davis, made a beautiful post-trail statement this evening. Which got me thinking… I do not believe this country…

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My Friend, Jef Lee Johnson

I can’t remember the last time I had such a profound reaction to a guitar player than when I heard Jef Lee Johnson in 2010. Not in 30…

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Bobby Broom on Wes Montgomery’s 1959 Jazz Guitar Impact

Jazz guitarist Bobby Broom became one of the top guitarists in modern Jazz in part because of the inspiration of the great Jazz guitarist Wes Montgomery. His group…

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