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Brian Bromberg-the man of a thousand basses- is joined by a host of top-flight friends on what is arguably his most jazzy set since the Grammy nominated Downright Upright. Bromberg s talents run rampant on his newest, Compared to That.
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  • Audio CD (June 5, 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Artistry Music
  • ASIN: B007TBCT20
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #66,721 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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They'll never play this one in an elevator unless Otis invents one with swinging doors. Brian Bromberg hasn't made an album in awhile now that swings so hard, swings so audaciously and quite so sweet. For this, his 20th solo collection, he has assembled a ten piece horn section that plays tight, play bright and struts it. The strings provide the canvas for Bromberg to paint on, but believe me, he doesn't just color outside the lines, he gets some on the walls. It's hard charging, straight ahead, flammable swing, but with a mix of hues, flavors and other delectable sensual pleasures from city-fied to southern fried and liberally sprinkled with funk and soulful balladry.

As you listen to this album, one thing becomes clear. Bromberg's bass work is somewhere way north of marvelous. And, where did he find a guitar player that could keep up? Well, he didn't. Everywhere you `think' you're hearing a guitar, that's Bromberg playing a piccolo bass tuned to sound like a guitar. He plays both acoustic and electric basses and acoustic and steel string piccolo. It makes for great solo and melody translations.

To pull this swinging sensation off, it took a special group of musicians Alex Acuna, Gannin Arnold, Charlie Bisharat, Randy Brecker, Vinnie Colaiuta, George Duke, Bela Fleck, Mitch Forman, Larry Goldings, Jeff Lorber, Gary Meek and Tom Zink among them, and they cut the album live in the studio over a two day period.

For the project, which is only the first offering from Bromberg this summer, he composed 8 new tunes. The two cover tunes are great, and diverse; Chicago's "Does Anybody Ever Really Know What Time It Is" is the first radio release and is done here in a snappy, snazzy fashion.
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I have seen Brian Bromberg play live on several occasions and he is really an excellent, vibrant, master bass player. I have also listened to all his CDs. The man is really good at what he is doing. Now, and as you probably know, every musician that has recorded an excellent, successful, top of the line music, is in risk of experiencing an unfair comparison of his best works with subsequent works. His CD "It Is What It Is" was so good, and set such a high standard, that we are tempted to think that anything he records afterwards will be below expectations. Same phenomenon happened to Strunz & Farah after they recorded "Americas" and "Heat Of The Sun" . It seems that everything they recorded afterwards was not as good as previous works. That is far from reality. These musicians continue to impress us with outstanding music.This CD has its own merits and one should evaluate them individually. Anyway, in the event you have never listened to BB and if you really want to experience bass playing at his best consider: "In The Spirit Of Jobin" and "It Is What It Is" ...you will not be disappointed!
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A great project from these master musicians. They are presenting us a rare treat to hear them just get together and make the sounds come alive with depth, precision, heart, soul and joy. Listen to the previews and know that all the songs present musical listening delight. A must have for Brian Bromberg fans. Once again, he gives us great music.
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For lovers of bass players you must listen to this cd. From straight ahead jazz to fusion- funky, and from stand-up bass to various other type bass guitars this man can jam. It sounds better every time I listen to it, I hear more every time in the horns, the drummer, piano just a fantastic collection of music from Mr. Bromberg !!
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Brian Bromberg continues to demonstrate his skills on this recording. As stated on the CD, no guitars were used for this recording, but there are tunes where you would find that hard to believe.
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Jazzy, funky, and eclectic set from the bass master and his friends. I listened to this CD three times the first day I got it and it gets better with every listen. My favorite tunes are "Compared To That", "If Ray Brown Was A Cowboy", "Hayride" (w/Bela Fleck), and a brilliant take on the Chicago classic "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?". The creativity and musicianship are top-notch ....... treat yourself to this CD!
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Bromberg's earlier releases, Wood and Wood II were more along the lines of what a jazz fan would consider jazz. This applies to the rock/pop covers he included as well. Bromberg's talent on the double bass was evident and the stripped down arrangements let his playing stand out. Those releases made me a fan but evrything since then has been mass-market schlock.
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Brian Bromberg is truly a great musician, ranking with the best of the best. His tone, funkyness, dynamics, and emotion are inspirational. There are several great upright bass players, and a bunch of great electric players, but Brian stands alone when it comes to a$$ kicking on both instruments. No one is better. The music is great, and every song is enjoyable.
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