Album review: Fire in the Mind: Bob Brozman

JAMES BELFIELD
Last updated 05:00 27/01/2013
Fire in the Mind: Bob Brozman
Fire in the Mind: Bob Brozman

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FIRE IN THE MIND
Bob Brozman
 (Yellow Eye)

Since 1981, this US-born former professor at Sydney's Maquarie University has poured out 25 albums of world-tinged blues.

This full-lengther has flavours from Spain, Africa, India,, Hawaii and, of course, the deep south delta but is all really about Brozman's instruments, which include a 1915 cello-banjo, a 22-string Hindustani slide guitar, a small Greek bouzouki called a baglama, a uke a Hawaiian and a 1920s Stella.

Each track challenges the blues purist in a different way, giving sense to Brozman's ideal that "taking risk is paramount", but the combined effect is of a man who has both the skills of a world expert and the passion of a bluesman of old.

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