It Is What It Is

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Alex Acuña – Congas (1), Percussion (4,7,9,12)

Gerald Albright – Alto Sax (8), Sax (10)

Gannin Arnold – Rhythm Guitar (1,7,9,11)

Rick Braun – Trumpet (2,7)

Randy Brecker – Trumpet (1)

Brain Bromberg – Tenor Bass (1~3,5,6,10,11,13), 5 String Bass (1,2,4,5,8,10,11), 4 Sting Bass (1~3,5,8,13), Hollow Body Piccolo Bass (2,3,5,8~10), Upright Bass (3,7,9), Fretless Bass (4,12), Steel String Acoustic Piccolo Bass (4,8,11), Solid Body Piccolo Bass (5), BSX 5 String Electric Upright Bass (12), Nylon String Acoustic Piccolo Bass (12), Steel String Solid Body Piccolo Bass (13)

George Duke – Piano (4), Rhodes (5)

Richard Elliot – Tenor Sax (2), Sax (13)

Tony Guerrero – Trumpet (1~3,5,7,8,10,13)

Paul Jackson, Jr. – Rhythm Guitar (3)

Will Kennedy – Drums (2,3,5,8,10,11)

Dave Kochanski – Keyboards (3,10)

Jeff Lorber – Keyboards (1,2,5,7~10,13), Piano (2,7,9)

Eric Marienthal – Alto & Baritone Sax (1~3,5,7,8,10,13), Sax (11)

Gary Meek – Tenor Sax (1~3,5,7,8,10,13), Sax (9), Flute (7,9), Alto Sax (5)

Willie Murillo – Lead Trumpet (1~3,5,7,8,10,13)

Patrice Rushen – Piano (1,2)

Dave Ryan – Trombone (1~3,5,7,8,10,13)

Dan Siegel – Keyboards (4,11), Piano (11)

John “Jubu” Smith – Rhythm Guitar (2,3,5,8,10,13)

Ramon Stagnaro – Rhythm Guitar (12)

Dave Weckl – Drums (1,4,7,9,12,13)

Tom Zink – String Arrangement (4,9,11,12)

Brian Bromberg

It Is What It Is

On his fourth project for the Mack Avenue label imprint Artistry Music, Brian unleashes another wide palette of styles letting the chips fall where they may. It’s a decidedly funky 13-track set that features a killer horn section and includes not only evocative original compositions but also two cover songs that are sure to raise some eyebrows.

After nearly a year of being cooped up within the same four walls, it’s only natural that one’s thoughts might turn to the freedom of the open road. That’s certainly true of virtuoso jazz bassist and world-renowned producer Brian Bromberg, whose third pandemic-era release shrugs off the prevailing mood of COVID-era claustrophobia and political strife for A Little Driving Music, a fun, funky paean to cruising with the top down and leaving your troubles behind.

While countless musicians have spent the quarantine months in a state of limbo, the always-prolific Bromberg quickly figured out a way to continue making music while remaining socially distanced. Due out May 21, 2021 via Artistry Music/Mack Avenue Music Group, A Little Driving Music follows the bassist’s wide-ranging holiday album, Celebrate Me Home, and the remixed and remastered digital release of his stunning tribute album Bromberg Plays Hendrix.

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