Amazon’s Top 100 reviewer weighs in on Kristen R. Bromley Quintet, Bluish Tide

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Reviewed in the United States on December 10, 2021

Guitarist/composer/arranger/instructor Kristen R Bromley earned her Doctor of Musical Arts from Boston University, her Masters in Jazz Studies from Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, and her undergraduate degree in Jazz Studies from Brigham Young University – where she now teaches guitar and jazz studies courses. This gifted musician suffered trauma to her left arm, overcame that hurdle, and now composes and performs widely.

On this, her second recording, she is joined by Ray Smith – tenor saxophone and alto flute, Steve Erickson – piano, Matt Larson – bass, and Jay Lawrence – drums.

The songs included offer nine original compositions by Kristen and an arrangement of a traditional tune. The works are Pillar of Fire, Groove O’clock Time, O Great Go – How Great Thou Art, Faith Preceded My Miracle, Between Canyon Walls, Bluish Tide, Paint Me A Picture My Love, Just Walkin’, Junkyard Dawg, and Through The Veil.

The sound is intimate, the performances are radiant – music that entertains and inspires.

Kari Gaffney

Kari Gaffney

Since 1988 Kari-On Productions has helped artists get an even footing in the industry through jazz promotion in the genres of Jazz, World & Latin Jazz through Jazz Radio and Publicity. Why do we do both, because they compliment each other, and we care about fiscal longevity for the artist.

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