- Released: February 22, 2005
- Label: Artistry Music
JazzTimes - p.117
"Brian Bromberg shows on METAL that he's just as formidable an electric improviser, with versatile musical tastes."
- 1.Good Morning
- 2.The Dungeon
- 3.Through the Window
- 4.Trade Show
- 6.Top Down
- 7.Fooled Ya!
- 8.The Message Within
- 9.Flight of the Phoenix
Personnel: Brian Bromberg (midi bass, 5-string bass); Brian Bromberg (bass instrument); Dan Siegel (organ, keyboards); Joel Taylor (drums).
Audio Mixers: Brian Bromberg; Tom McCauley.
Recording information: B2 Studios, Los Angeles, CA (2003-2004).
Photographer: Michel Bocande.
Arrangers: Brian Bromberg; Tom McCauley.
Brian Bromberg, a highly versatile bassist who can play straight-ahead jazz, fusion, smooth, and adventurous music with equal skill, is a masterful tapper too. On this rockish fusion set, most of the selections have just Bromberg joined by drummer Joel Taylor. Bromberg utilizes an overdubbed piccolo bass like a guitar (so one would swear this was a guitar-driven power trio) in addition to his standard electric bass. Keyboardist Dan Siegel is on two numbers and drummer Tom McCauley subs for Taylor on one song, but otherwise all of the music is made by the two musicians. The results are nine rock-oriented originals played with plenty of spirit, passion, and fun in addition to the expected virtuosity. ~ Scott Yanow