Bobby Broom – My Shining Hour

August 19, 2014 / No Comments / Tags: bobby broom, dennis carroll, Makaya McCracken, Origin Records,


Guitarist Bobby Broom once again proves himself the stellar musician on his latest creation. My Shining Hour features Broom and his trio of drummer Dennis Carroll and drummer Makaya McCraven in a session captured through a single stereo microphone, and spot mics, with all three players in the same room, interacting eye to eye. You can hear it too, and it works. What Broom also does on this effort is to select timeless tunes and perform them in a way that shows the brilliant elasticity of the compositions. Presented here are works by Cole Porter, Fats Waller, Richard Whiting and Newell Chase, Redd Stewart  and Pee Wee King, as well as Harold Arlen, among others.  The improvisational acumen and synchronous interplay of highly-attuned musicians are at heart of the artistry of this recording.

Click to listen to a clip of “The Jitterbug Waltz”:

Tracks: Sweet and Lovely, My Ideal, Just One of Those Things, My Shining Hour, Sweet Georgia Brown, The Heather on the Hill, The Jitterbug Waltz, The Tennesse Waltz .