Finally, the energy of renewal is in the air. Moving in accordance with that energy, we are finishing up post-production on the new CD entitled, My Shining Hour. The release date is August 19th. We’re also working on promotional video for the CD which we’ll begin releasing soon.
Also in the wind-down stages is the solo transcriptions project. As the first stage of a much larger endeavor, Bobby has been working closely with transciber, Matt Wampler, on all of his guitar solos from Bobby Broom Plays for Monk. These solo transcription will be offered for sale soon on this website.
Bobby can be heard on the just released Sonny Rollins CD, Road Shows, Vol. 3, the 3rd in a series of live concert recordings.
From June 10-12, Broom will assist Chicago area high school student combos from the Gallery 37 and Chicago Academy for the Arts, under the auspices of The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz. The work will entail coaching and performing with the student groups. Bobby has had an affiliation with the Monk Institute since his work for them in a Dolo, Italy educational program in 1987.