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Jazz Musician of the Day: Bobby Broom

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Bobby Broom was a young teenager when he first heard Thelonious Monk’s piano playing. He had a copy of Bird and Diz, the classic 1950 album on which Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie were joined by Monk, Curly Russell, and Buddy Rich. Within a few years, while attending New York’s fabled High School of Music and Art during the mid-’70s, Bobby was playing some of Monk’s compositions. “His classic tunes, like ‘Straight...Bobby Broom was a young teenager when he first heard Thelonious Monk’s piano playing. He had a copy of Bird and Diz, the classic 1950 album on which Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie were joined by Monk, Curly Russell, and Buddy Rich. Within a few years, while attending New York’s fabled High School of Music and Art during the mid-’70s, Bobby was playing some of Monk’s compositions. “His classic tunes, like ‘Straight... more

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