Bruce Forman Confirmation, Bebop master

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  1. ASATKat

    ASATKat Friend of Leo's

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    It was 1982, when Bruce was the guest artist at my jazz college. He was 25 and unknown to the guitarists in the class. Man, that changed big time, never had I seen playing that resembled Charlie Parker blended with extreme supreme technical abilities. In 1982 I was all into Robben and Fusion like Carlton and a newly discovered Scofield.

    That clinic was so memorable, Bruce played a chorus or two of some nice tasty blues playing, and then the veins in his neck popped out and he played the most ferocious Bebop I had ever heard. Not Scott Henderson jazz, not Sco, Bruce was playing pure authentic Bebop, almost unheard of in modern players. Anyway he blew our minds and he followed that with two nights at the local hotspot with my teacher, the great tenor sax, Bennett Friedman, the head of SSU Jazz Mel Graves on upright, George Marsh on drums. That club got packed with students and people just hearing about the jazz guitarist. They didn't disappoint.

    Here he is 40 years later, playing solo under covid quarantine. Still one of the best Bebop players.

    Confirmation
     
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    Yeah!
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    Hot damn! Thanks for posting this!
     
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    Somehow I missed this guy. Tal Farlow would be proud.
    Thanks for posting!
     
  5. ASATKat

    ASATKat Friend of Leo's

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    I bump for bebop,

    Here is a bit more quarantine jams.
     
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