Personnel: Brian Bromberg (acoustic & electric basses, programming); Eric Marienthal, Gary Meek (saxophone); Brian Culbertson, David Benoit (piano); Jeff Lorber, Tom Zink (keyboards, programming); Joel Taylor (drums); Alex Acuna (percussion); Lisa Fisher (background vocals).
Recorded at B2, JHL Sound, Kokoki, Ming Dynasty, Entourage Studios, Los Angeles, California.
Personnel: Brian Bromberg (bass guitar, programming); Eric Marienthal, Gary Meek, Richard Elliot (saxophone); Jeff Lorber (keyboards, programming); Alex Acu¤a (percussion).
In his career, Brian Bromberg has recorded bop, fusion, and smooth with equal fluency and creativity on acoustic and electric basses. Choices is somewhat commercial, with funky rhythms, R&B-ish solos, and fade-outs. In general, the solos are more memorable than Bromberg's originals and grooves. While the material is mostly routine, the improvisations of Bromberg and altoist Eric Marienthal are excellent and the musicianship is impressive. But no real surprises occur, making this a lesser and generally easy listening effort by the hugely talented Brian Bromberg. ~ Scott Yanow