When Brian Bromberg got his real break as a jazz bassist at the age of nineteen, he had already been playing professionally for six years. Yeah…that would make him thirteen when he started playing gigs at jazz clubs and events in Tuscon, AZ. But, it was Bill Evan’s bassist who connected him with the jazz legend Stan Getz, who was shopping for a touring bassist at the time. And with one phone call from Stan, he had the gig. Today, as a seasoned bassist, Brian Bromberg has been described as one of the best 100 bassists in the 20th century. This is due to his remarkable proficiency as a technician, player and composer. Brian is a true jazz bassist. He’s also a contemporary smooth jazz artist that has turned the ear of music lovers and audiophiles that see his true passion and dedication to his craft. On his latest solo release, he invited heavy-hitter friends such as Lee Ritenour, Kirk Whalum, Jeff Lorber, Boney James, Rick Braun, George Duke, Paula Cole and Vinnie Collaiuta to contribute their talents to this truly hybrid jazz recording called DOWNRIGHT UPRIGHT. It’s a remarkable project. We recommend this album highly. Inside MusiCast welcomes Brian Bromberg.