Brian Bromberg

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Brian Bromberg (born December 5, 1960, in Tucson, Arizona) is an American jazz bassist and record producer who performs on both electric and acoustic instruments. Though he tends to gravitate towards the genre of smooth jazz, Bromberg has released some straight-ahead jazz records in which he performs with a trio, and has even ventured into more rock-oriented jazz fusion territory as of late. His innovative and technically demanding style of playing extends to both electric and upright bass. On his acoustic bass albums, Bromberg performs jazzy interpretations of various pop and rock staples from the 1960s and '70s completely solo. Regarding his work with electric bass, Bromberg, among other bassists, helped popularize the piccolo bass, or bass with each string tuned an octave up, by releasing several albums in which he plays both the bass line and melody. For instance, upon first listen many will be surprised to learn that, although soaring guitar can be heard throughout the album, Bromberg's 2005 release Metal contains only Bromberg on two overdubbed basses, one of which is heavily effects-laden to make it sound like an electric guitar.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1986 A New Day Brian Bromberg 1
1988 Basses Loaded Brian Bromberg 1
1989 Magic Rain Brian Bromberg 1
1990 BASSically Speaking Brian Bromberg 1
1991 It's About Time: The Acoustic Project Brian Bromberg 1
1993 Brian Bromberg Brian Bromberg 1
1998 You Know That Feeling Brian Bromberg 1
2001 Wood (Special Edition) Brian Bromberg, Randy Waldman & David Bromberg 1
2002 Portrait of Jaco Brian Bromberg 1
2002 Jaco Brian Bromberg 1
2002 Wood Brian Bromberg 1
2004 Choices Brian Bromberg 1
2004 'Round Midnight Alan Broadbent with Brian Bromberg and Joe LaBarbera 2
2004 Bass Ackwards Brian Bromberg 1
2005 Metal Brian Bromberg 1
2006 Wood II Brian Bromberg 1
2006 Wood2 Brian Bromberg 1
2007 Downright Upright Brian Bromberg 1
2007 In The Spirit of Jobim Brian Bromberg 2
2009 Hands: Solo Acoustic Bass Brian Bromberg 2
2009 It Is What It Is Brian Bromberg 1
2010 Plays Jimi Hendrix Brian Bromberg 3
2012 Compared to That Brian Bromberg 2
2016 Bass Odyssey Brian Bromberg 1
2016 Full Circle Brian Bromberg 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2000 COLLECTION volume 1 Brian Bromberg 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2003 Collection: Goodbye Brian Bromberg 1

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