KSDS-FM Jazz 88’s host Dave Drexler sits down with jazz guitarist Bobby Broom for this radio interview:
“Versatility … a sign of broad strokes of musical understanding, a quiver full of many stylistic arrows. That’s exactly what my guest this morning has. Bobby Broom has carved out a career that’s firmly placed him in several musical worlds, with Jazz as his home. He’s worked with Sonny Rollins, Art Blakey, Miles Davis, Dr. John, Ron Carter, Ramsey Lewis and many more. He reinvented pop and soul music of the 60s and 70s; transformed the hits of Stevie Wonder; he reinterpreted the music of Thelonious Monk; and established himself as an accomplished song writer. It’s his versatility and mainstream appeal that brought him together with Steely Dan on several tours, including the one that brings them to the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts this Saturday and Sunday. I’m delighted to welcome to the show, Bobby Broom.”
Listen to the interview:
by Lyle Robinson
Bobby Broom is a widely respected working and touring Jazz Guitar player who, at the age of 15, was asked to go out on the road with sax legend Sonny Rollins and has since played and recorded with many of the top names in Jazz including Jazz Guitar great Kenny Burrell. In this interview, Bobby shares with us his philosophy, his musical relationships, his current trio and his early years coming up. A definite must read that is as exciting as Bobby Broom’s playing is. Enjoy!
This email interview was conducted May 23, 2008.