Review: Bobby Broom has ‘Shining Hour’ at Jazz Showcase
By Howard Reich
Chicago guitarist Bobby Broom chose well in naming his most recent album “My Shining Hour,” for this year has amounted to a glowing passage in his career.
The recording has won richly deserved critical praise and listener popularity, but that’s just part of what has been happening with Broom. He reached a wide audience over the summer opening for Steely Dan across the country, and he headlined on the main stage of the Chicago Jazz Festival, the Pritzker Pavilion.
As if to reach for one more triumph before 2014…
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