Alan Broadbent

Discussion in 'Recordings [DB]' started by azflyman, Dec 5, 2005.

  1. azflyman


    Apr 24, 2004
    Astoria, OR
    If you guys get a chance, check out either of Alan Broadbent's CD'd. I recently picked up "you and the night and the music" and "Round Midnight". Both albums have Brian Bromberg and Joe Labarbera. The trio sounds fantastic and Bromberg's playing is superb. I heard "Groovin' High" on radio and could not resist getting the CD's. Round Midnight was produced by Bromberg as well. Killer tunes y'all.

  2. Andy Allen

    Andy Allen "Working Bassist"

    Aug 31, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    They're playing "Round Midnight" a lot on KJazz Radio here in LA and it sounds great. I made a note of it in the "Bassists: Brian Bromberg" thread.

    I haven't bought the CD yet, but it's towards the top of my 'to-get' list. I'll push it higher and add "You and the Night and the Music" on your recommendation - thanks.
  3. Ed Fuqua

    Ed Fuqua

    Dec 13, 1999
    Columbia SC
    Chuck Sher publishes my book, WALKING BASSICS:The Fundamentals of Jazz Bass Playing.
    Alan can be heard to great affect on the Charlie Haden QUARTET WEST recordings...great player and wonderful composer.
  4. oliebrice


    Apr 7, 2003
    Hastings, UK
    Mike Crumpton recently played me a great Broadbent CD, with Putter somebody on bass, I've forgotten his name, but beautiful stuff. Whats the album called Mike?
  5. Ed Fuqua

    Ed Fuqua

    Dec 13, 1999
    Columbia SC
    Chuck Sher publishes my book, WALKING BASSICS:The Fundamentals of Jazz Bass Playing.
    Putter Smith, another great bassist.
  6. Pacific Standard Time with Frank Gibson drums Oilie - the other one I have is Personal Standards with Joe La Barbarra on drums.

    Although I'm a fan of quartet West it was Alan's compositions in Chuck Sher's fake books that made me seek him out. Don't Ask Why (for Irene Krall) for instance, is a great film-noir type number but I still haven't heard a recording of this. If anyone can point me in the direction of one i'd be grateful.

    Oh and Putter Smith is great - istarted a thread on him a while back - Butus cheescake of this board is one of his pupils. He was also a bond villan once and Paul W said he was the brother of bassist Carson Smith whom he implied was better known (but not to me I'm affraid - i'm probalby missing something).
  7. Ed Fuqua

    Ed Fuqua

    Dec 13, 1999
    Columbia SC
    Chuck Sher publishes my book, WALKING BASSICS:The Fundamentals of Jazz Bass Playing.
  8. Thanks for the link Ed - I'll revisit it when he puts something on it - some 'played with' list he has!
  9. My One claim to Fame!!!
    My current piano player in my trio used to do a week on and a week off with Alan's trio at a regular Jazz Gig back in Auckland, New Zealand through the late 1960's. My Piano player got to know Alan rather well, and even in those days Alan was held in high regards through out New Zealand and beyond! Of interest, and I hope it wasn't true however, one story my piano player tells me is the following:- Apparently, Alan was a in awe of Bill Evans and to this end, he transcribed most if not all of Evans solos. He finally got to meet his idol somewhere in the States while Alan was still trying to break into the Jazz Scene. He approached Evans at the bandstand at the end of the concert and presented him with some of these transcribed solos for Evans to make a comment. Evans told him F/ OFF.
  10. Paul Warburton

    Paul Warburton In Memoriam

    Aug 17, 2003
    Denver, Co.
    I'll bet you anything... that that's not true. Bill was a personal friend of mine and it was not in Bill's soul to say anything even similar to that, and shame on you for even saying such a thing! :eyebrow:
  11. Yeh Paul,
    I must admit that I thought twice about making the comment on line and to that end, made the point at the beginning of my statement that "I did hope that it wasn't true" and, as you said, you knew the man on a personal level as did MY piano player know Alan on personal level. I guess that the ONLY person who could verify the comment would be Alan Broadbent!!!!
    I did not mention that this meeting apparently took place towards the end of Bill's life and, and I understand that at this time, Bill was under the influence of substance abuse!
    Whether this had any bearing on the situation.... I don't know.

    Anyway, I didn't mean to insult or degrade the person Bill Evans and, Paul as you were a close friend of Mr Evans, I apologise to you if you've read something sinister into my comment.