A BRONZE MEDAL
“I’m used to no crowds, I’m a jazz musician,” quips Bruce Forman to a half filled house at the Stephanie Feury Studio Theatre, not an unappreciable crowd for a Monday night Fringe event.
Forman then proceeds to entertain those gathered in an evening entitled The Red Guitar with a narrative revolving around the jazz greats he has met, been mentored by or merely felt in awe of: Barney Kessel master of the chord center tunes on the guitar, the versatile bass man Ray Brown and Sonny Rollins. In the process we are treated to a brief history of Jazz improvisation and Forman’s observations, “Coltrane’s albums should have come with a warning label, Charlie Parker’s music should have come with an owner ‘s manual.”
Forman, both a...