Bruce Middle Group Live
Winthrop Bedford of JazzImprov Magazine writes that Bruce Middle contributes lyrical, articulate and delightful solos that "glide over the rhythmic foundation" of his band. "Middle takes the opportunity to show off his ample chops and dexterity on the guitar... If there was any uncertainty about Middle's technique, his sparkling, indeed overwhelming contributions (on this album) will remove all doubt." 11 time WAMMY (Washington Area Music Association) nominated band, The Bruce Middle Group is made up of three accomplished musicians from the Washington, DC area. They blend jazz, Brazilian, blues, afro-Cuban, and fusion in original compositions, and apply their signature sound to well-known favorites. Featuring Bruce Middle on guitar and guitar synth, James Boberg on bass and Charles Mitchell on drums, their latest 'Live' album captures the intimate dynamic of a group that has been playing together for nearly ten years. Standouts such as 'Alice in Wonderland' and 'JD Highway' thrive on the relaxed energy of songs that can go anywhere, any time. If you're a jazz lover who cherishes the old but is open to the new, looking for a smooth, hard sound infused with world cultures, then you'll love the polished edge of The Bruce Middle Group 'Live.'