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Alan Broadbent: ‘Round Midnight

Alan Broadbent

Alan Broadbent is New Zealand’s Tommy Flanagan. His taste and nurturing nature have made him an ideal accompanist. Like Flanagan, Broadbent has also made first-rate recordings as the leader of his own trio.

‘Round Midnight revolves around a paradox. On the one hand, Broadbent wants “a completely improvised experience,” as opposed to an “overly planned” big band trio. On the other hand, Broadbent is such a disciplined artist, and such an orderly thinker, that his “completely improvised experiences” come out sounding polished and planned.

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