若你对当代爵士贝斯名家的认识，依然是Marcus Miller或Stanley Clarke，那你实在该听听Brian Bromberg的演奏手法。以单纯的两轨贝斯交迭搭配效果器的运用，BB便能营造出兼容贝斯节奏与吉他旋律的巧妙乐句。
by Scott Yanow
This is a logical tribute album from one great bassist (Brian Bromberg) to another (Jaco Pastorius). The front of the CD purposely resembles Pastorius' debut recording and the program features six Pastorius songs (including two versions apiece of "Come on, Come Over" and "Teen Town"), Joe Zawinul's "A Remark You Made," the R&B standard "The Chicken," and Bromberg's "Tears." A master at tapping his bass and equally skilled on electric and acoustic basses, Bromberg also has the ability to sound a bit like Pastorius when he wants. This excellent tribute set uses different personnel and instrumentations on each selection and shows off the many sides of Pastorius, both as a bassist and as a composer. Highly recommended.
Posted on 2006-04-27 by sixth_element
在每个流行、摇滚、爵士乐团里，贝司是一件不可获缺的乐器，但和其他乐器相比更多时候只能做配角。几十年来，没有一个爵士音乐家认为贝司是配角，就不需要一个好的贝司手。记得多年前，有位朋友跟我说，贝司由于发音频率比较低，所以整个乐团里，贝司手才是其重心所在。后来我又不断认识了爵士乐里的贝司大师，包括Ray Brown、Ron Carter、Dave Holland等等。他们不仅是出色的Bassist,而且很多时候还是乐队的Leader。
从融合爵士到Smooth Jazz,贝司大部分时候是以电贝司出现，曾被Miles Davis提携的Marcus Miller是电贝司的代表人物，当然还有英年早逝的天才Jaco Pastorius。不过在这里我还是说说另两位贝司手。退役的篮球明星Wayman Tisdale是其中的佼佼者，强壮的身体加上黑人特有对韵律的敏感，使他在度过辉煌篮球生涯之后，在音乐领域再度创造奇迹。Wayman在演奏贝司的时候，他那粗壮的手指和过人的腕力，每次都可以把那又粗又硬的钢弦弹地威风八面，在这里抛开吉他的柔美和浪漫，我们需要更多的阳刚之气，是速度和力量聚集而成的。
白人贝司手Brian Bromberg是被人低估的音乐家，曾在网上看到他的乐迷鸣冤。这也许是Brian总是和小日本走的很近的原因吧，他的新专辑总是先在日本上市然后再轮到美国。但这样我也无法不承认他是被严重underrated的。同时，Brian Bromberg又是一位非常旋律化的贝司手，这件笨重的乐器在他手上有时比吉他还要灵巧，4根弦的轻盈也许惟独他能够做到。当然在很多时候，他的指力也相当刚猛，弹一首立志的“Never Give Up”,光是那咣咣的拨弦声，就足以让人热血沸腾。
Published: December 2, 2002
Brian Bromberg: Jaco
The jazz fusion that Weather Report and Jaco Pastorius symbolized has influenced countless contemporary artists. Bassist Brian Bromberg pays homage to Pastorius’ brief benchmark career through hip selections that showcase the bass. Bromberg’s upfront lyricism is, without question, one of the high points in contemporary jazz. When he steps out front with upright bass on “Portrait of Tracy,” for example, the leader speaks through his instrument with a natural ease. It’s genetic. The addition of a funky horn section, lush strings, hip rhythms and surround-sound synths gives his session the kind of slant that keeps it on your mind all day long. You feel it in your bones, of course, and that’s not undesirable. Bob Mintzer takes frequent solos throughout the session. The pairing of sultry tenor and fluid bass in the spotlight makes for an exciting scene. He shares a lovely tenor ballad feature with “A Remark You Made,” on which Bromberg urges his acoustic double bass on confidently through lyrical phrases. He takes on “Slang(ish)” alone, and amasses heaps of passion. You’re reminded of a bullfight, and the thousands of fans cheering for the brave matador. For this event, however, the center of the dirt floor arena is occupied by a lone musician who leaves his imprint on the hearts and minds of those who follow. Audio samples from this contemporary jazz album are available at Bromberg’s web site .
Track Listing: Come On, Come Over; Continuum; Teen Town; A Remark You Made; Portrait of Tracy; Three Views of a Secret; The Chicken; Tears; Slang(ish).
Personnel: Brian Bromberg- 5-string bass, acoustic bass, fretless bass, acoustic piccolo bass, fretted bass; Jeff Lorber- keyboards, electric piano; Tom Zink, Dave Kochanski- piano, keyboards; Gregg Mathison- B3 organ; Derrick (D*Loc) Walker, Joel Taylor- drums; Alex Acuna- percussion; Chris Wabich- steel drums; Gannin Arnold- guitar; Eric Marienthal- soprano saxophone; Dan Higgins- alto saxophone; Larry Williams, Bob Mintzer- tenor saxophone; Gary Grant, Jerry Hey- trumpet; Andy Martin- trombone; students of the University of Southern California (USC) Symphony Orchestra- strings; Bill Champlain, Bobby Kimball- vocals on
Record Label: A440 Music | Style: Straight-ahead/Mainstream
John Francis Anthony Pastorius III (December 1, 1951 – September 21, 1987), known as Jaco Pastorius, was an American jazz musician and composer and electric bass player.
01. Come On, Come Over
03. Teen Town
04. A Remark You Made
05. Portrait of Tracy
06. Three Views of a Secret
07. The Chicken
10. Come On, Come Over (Instr.)
11. Teen Town (Piccolo Bass)