A snippet from our sound check in Madison, WI. prior to opening for Steely Dan’s Jamalot Ever After Tour date at Overture Hall…
Jamalot Ever After Tour
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Check out the latest from the Bobby Broom Organi-Sation as they trek across North America, opening for Steely Dan’s Jamalot Ever After tour. This from David Oppenheimer of PerformanceImpressions.com at the Biltmore Estate show.
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From Bam Magazine, this review of the Bobby Broom Organi-Sation concert in Concord, CA earlier this summer:
“Bobby Broom’s Organi-Sation opened the concert just prior to 8pm, while most of the crowd were still ordering from concession stands or finding parking. The New York jazz guitarist has played gigs with legends like Miles Davis, Dr. Lonnie Smith, and Art Blakey. His slow, dreamy interpretation of Clapton’s “Layla,” including the dramatic second section, was pleasantly brilliant.”
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By Preston Frazier
If you’ve showed up for Steely Dan’s continuing Jamalot Ever After tour on time, then you are already familiar with the great tone and texture of opening act Bobby Broom, the Chicago-based guitarist. Curious to hear more? Here’s your chance.
With his largest release, My Shining Hour, Broom forgoes expressive original compositions like those on his most recent album, 2012’s Upper West Side Story — focusing instead on jazz standards. A jazzer with a wide musical vocabulary, Broom deploys his stellar and versatile band of bassist Dennis Carroll and drummer Makaya McCraven with the cunning of an insane genius. The results are gorgeous, respectful of the originals and often jaw dropping in their emotional punch. Amazing, considering the album was recorded in three days at Shirk studios in Chicago by engineers Anthony Gravino and Jonathan Horwich.
The great drummer Kobie Watkins will The Bobby Broom Organi-Sation for the second half of the group’s opening for Steely Dan on their North American “Jamalot Ever After” Tour.
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While Bobby Broom’s 2012 CD Upper West Side Story (“a spectacular album” —DownBeat) focused exclusively on original material, the guitarist takes a very different tack with My Shining Hour, due for August 19 release from Origin Records.
From Bobby’s opening act, the Bobby Broom Organi-Sation for Steely Dan at the Marymoor Amphitheater in Redmond, Washington. Check Bobby’s Pinterest page for both official and fan photos of Bobby! Have a great shot of Bobby from the show? Pin it!