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Bobby Broom And Bobby Watson: Tried And True

The conventions of traditional jazz can provide a refreshing simplicity. If proffered with sufficient panache and ingenuity, the music transcends its superficial stylistic principles and tenders what amounts to a reboot of the psyche. So it is with Bobby Broom‘s Keyed Up and Bobby Watson‘s Back Home In Kansas City; with both of these albums, the artists draw on their own history and by extension, that of jazz at large, using their cumulative knowledge and technical expertise to formulate long-players that remain true representations of the genre, reaffirming the veracity and durability of its accepted boundaries… [ read more ]

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