MP3 The Bob Brough Quartet - Time Away
Classic Traditional Quartet Jazz featuring all original tunes by Bob Brough or Adrean Farrugia
8 MP3 Songs in this album (49:14) !
Related styles: JAZZ: Mainstream Jazz, JAZZ: Jazz quartet
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Born in 1948 in Toronto, at 14 Bob was handed a baritone saxophone, his first musical instrument, in high school. Within days, his artistic vision was born
''to make music and be heard.''
Bob is ''The Senator'' of Globe & Mail jazz critic Mark Miller’s book ''Boogie, Pete, and The Senator'' - published by Nightwood Editions in 1987.
Studies: woodwind performance, harmony, and arranging with Paul Brodie and Gordon Delamont mid to late 1960s. Followed into the mid-seventies by private flute lessons.
In 1990, Bob obtained a Canada Council Arts B Grant for composition and over that year he wrote several compositions which have since been recorded.
In 2001, he was invited to a short-term residency in jazz performance at the Banff Centre For the Arts.
Performer: Bob is best known as a tenorman who’s appeared over the years with various rock, jazz, and classical artists and has recorded as a sideman on many recordings including 2 Juno-nominated CDs with ''Time Warp'' during the 1980’s. More recently recorded examples of particular note are his solo and ensemble performances on tenor saxophone on Richard Underhill’s 2003 Juno-award winning CD ''tales from the blue lounge.''
November 2003, Bob produced and released his debut instrumental CD ''A Decade Of Favorites.'' Its best charting achievement was at #1 on the National Canadian campus jazz charts ''ChartAttack'' and ‘Earshot.’
May 2005, he released a vocal CD ''Like A Spring Day'' featuring 9 of his own compositions with lyrics written by Sonja Tran and sung by Carol McCartney. Best charting achievement was #1 on the National Canadian campus jazz charts ''ChartAttack'' and ‘Earshot.’
November 2008, will see the release of another instrumental CD ‘Time Away’ featuring 7 of his compositions plus 1 composition by Adrean Farrugia. All performed with sidemen Adrean Farrugia on piano, Artie Roth on bass, and Terry Clarke on drums.
…46 years later, Bob’s original artistic vision, ''to make music and be heard,'' continues.
Selected Press Quotes
"Like A Spring Day offers the opportunity to showcase the talents of singer Carol McCartney. Bob Brough impressed us last year on his debut CD and, likewise, as an accompanist he proves equally adept. We get to hear him solo on every track and also provide gorgeous obbligatos behind McCartney in a manner that you''d associate with Stan Getz or Scott Hamilton " -- Michael P. Gladstone, 2005 All About Jazz
"charming and sophisticated new melodies, interesting lyrics, top quality musicianship and wonderful performance values. A very large and enthusiastic audience of about five hundred would definitely agree." -- Larry Rossignol, May 2005 Artistic Director, Distillery Jazz Festival, Open Letter
"...the result is a highly listenable collection of mainstream jazz, with the occasional quirk. This is timeless music, recorded in a straightforward fashion without any trickery that might otherwise date it. This would appear to be the first CD released under Brough’s name; for fans of mainstream jazz one can only hope that this will not be the last." John Kelman, CD Review, A Decade Of Favorites, ejazznews Jan. 12, 2004
"The quartet kicked off with John Lewis'' Afternoon In Paris. By the time the set concluded, the wind was up and so were the umbrellas. Brough commanded the audience''s attention, which was quite a feat. Toronto is full of strong tenor players and Brough can more than hold his own in that company. " -- Charles Gordon, June 25 2004, The Ottawa Citizen, review of live performance - The Ottawa International Jazz Festival.
"…fascinating, exciting duels with bustling drummer Bob McLaren…Bob''s other sidemen, bass Mike Downes and pianist Mark Zaret, were given ample chance to show off their skills. Downes, comfortable in all modes, and Zaret''s quiet two-handed creations, are a useful contrast to the booming statements from the tenor sax. " -- Geoff Chapman, 1993: Toronto Star, from Review of a live concert at The Toronto Science Centre.
"…His approach has its basis in the style of John Coltrane, moderated by the lyrical grace and dark, smoky tone of a Stan Getz…His delivery is the thing, finally… honest and heartfelt in a way that slowly but surely elevates his ideas and transcends his influences. " -- Mark Miller, 1993: The Globe and Mail, from Review of a live performance at The Pilot Tavern, in Toronto.