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Recent Interviews - English:

SONGLINES MAGAZINE, UK (September/October 2007; Jeff Kaliss)
- "One Man Band"
RELIX MAGAZINE, USA (April/May 2006; Jeff Tamarkin)
- "Bob Brozman: Man of the World"
DIASPORA, AUS (Mar 2003; Cristina Veira)
- "Bob Brozman"
BEAT MAGAZINE/MIXDOWN MONTHLY, AUS (Apr 4, 2001; Adrian Pertout)
- "Resonance"
RHYTHMS MAGAZINE, AUS (Jun 2001; Jackey Coyle)
- "Now Dig This!"
JAZZ DIMENSIONS, GER (Carina Prange)
- "The World as a Musical Universe"
THE POWER OF OKINAWA (John Potter)
- "Working with Island Music"
GUITARIST MAGAZINE, UK (Dec 16, 2001; Josh Kane)
- "Bob Brozman"
NPR/ALL THINGS CONSIDERED, USA (Jun 4, 2002)
- Radio Interview (RealAudio)
BLUEPRINT, UK (May 1996; Scott Duncan)
- "An Early Morning Tutorial - A.K.A. Breakfast with Bob Brozman"
DIRTY LINEN, USA (Feb/Mar 1999; Michael Parrish)
- "Bob Brozman: One-Man Multicultural Roadshow"
fROOTS/FOLK ROOTS, UK (Apr 1998; Mike Cooper)
- "Bobbing Around"
GUITAR MAGAZINE, UK (May 2002; John Callaghan)
- "Cultural Revolutionary"
LOS ANGELES TIMES, USA (Jan 7, 1997; John Roos)
- "National's Treasure"
THE NORTHERN STAR, AUS (Apr 2, 2002; Christine Flatley)
- "Brilliant 'Madman' Wows the Crowd"
RHYTHMS MAGAZINE, (Mar 2002; Jackey Coyle)
- "Wizard of Broz"
SANTA CRUZ SENTINEL, (Feb 7, 2002; Travis Semmes)
- "Fretboard Wizard to Wield his Magic"
SING OUT!, (Winter 2003; Gary von Tersch)
- "Bob Brozman: The Globetrotting Mr. National"
SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, AUS (Feb 1, 2001; John Shand)
- "National Service"
THE DAILY TELEGRAPH / SYDNEY LIVE, (Feb 12, 2001; Seth Mortensen)
- "Musical Journey"
X PRESS, (Jan 2001; Jen Hasleby)
- "Bob Brozman Resonatin'"

General Reviews - English:

PHILADELPHIA CITY PAPER, USA (Aug. 21-27, 2003; Mary Armstrong)
- "The World is not Enough"
THE AGE, Melbourne, AUS (Jan 12, 2001; Jessica Nicholas)
- "Musical Assault of a Learned Showman"
BLUES IN BRITAIN, UK (Aug 2003; Trevor Hodgett)
- "Bob Brozman"
THE INDEPENDENT, UK (Jul 18, 2003; Michael Church)
- "Roots Master"
GLOBAL RHYTHM, UK (Aug 2003; Ned Hammad)
- "Speaking in a Language we can all Understand"
STEPS MAGAZINE, (Aug 2003; Peter Carbonetto)
- "Bob Brozman: World Class Guitarist at Nuits d'Afrique"
BLUESGROOVER.COM, AUS (Dec 16, 2001; Helen Farley)
- "Bob Brozman: A Man with Eclectic Tastes"
SAN FRANCISCO BAY GUARDIAN, USA (Aug 11, 1999; Derk Richardson)
- "Full Circle"
EPULSE MAGAZINE, USA (Jul 23, 1999; Dan Ouellette)
- "Parlez-vous?"
MAUI TIME MAGAZINE, USA (1998; Steve Grimes)
- "A Meeting on the Mountain"
THE CORNER, Melbourne, AUS (Mar 22, 2003; Chris Watson)
- "Bob Brozman at the Corner Hotel"
BAR FLY, AUS (Feb 28, 2002)
- "In the 'Magic Zone'"
THE BLUES TIMES, AUS (Apr 2001; Mark Allerton)
- "Not so much a Slide Clinic with Bob Brozman, bbut a Musical Playground"
BULLETIN, AUS (Nov 26, 1999; Douglas Kennedy)
- "A Unique Blend of Music and Humour"
PULSE!, USA (Aug 1999; Larry Birnbaum)
- "Globetrotter with a Guitar"
SUN, AUS (Nov 24, 1999; Noela Sandstrom)
- "The Groucho Marx of the Blues with a Passion for Guitar"
SUN, AUS (Mar 6, 2002; ?)
- "Guitar Master"
TSUNAMI MUSIC MAGAZINE, AUS (Jan 2001; Skye Staniford)
- "Bob Brozman = Bitchin Blues"

CD Reviews - English:

LUMIÈRE - The Bob Brozman Orchestra

THE GUARDIAN UNLIMITED, UK, (13-Jul-07; Robin Denselow)
- "The Bob Brozman Orchestra - Lumière" (4 Stars)
THE SCOTSMAN, UK, (13-Jul-07)
- "The Bob Brozman Orchestra - Lumière" (4 Stars)
BLOGCRITICS.org, (17-Jul-07; Richard Marcus)
- "The Bob Brozman Orchestra - Lumière"
THE MONTREAL MIRROR, Canada, (12/18-Jul-07; Rupert Bottenberg)
- "The Bob Brozman Orchestra - Lumière" (Disc of the Week - 10/10)
BILLBOARD, USA, (17-Jul-07; Chris Nickson)
- "The Bob Brozman Orchestra - Lumière"

SONGS OF THE VOLCANO - Bob Brozman & Papua New Guinea Stringbands

SONGLINES MAGAZINE, (Jan/Feb 2006; Jane Cornwell)
- "Bob's Melanesian Marinade (5 Stars / 'Top of the World')"
THE GUARDIAN (UK), (4-Nov-05; Robin Denselow)
- "PNG Stringbands with Bob Brozman: Songs of the Volcano (4 Stars)"
THE TIMES (London), (5-Nov-05; Nigel Williamson)
- "Bob Brozman and PNG Stringbands: Songs of the Volcano (4 Stars)"
DAILY TELEGRAPH (UK), (29-Oct-05; Mark Hudson)
- "PNG Stringbands with Bob Brozman: Songs of the Volcano"
GLOBAL RHYTHM, (March 2006; Marty Lipp)
- "PNG Stringbands and Bob Brozman: Songs of the Volcano"
WORLD MUSIC CENTRAL.org, (25-Dec-05)
- "Songs of the Volcano: Untainted Guitars of Papua New Guinea"
BLOGCRITICS.org, (18-Oct-05; Robert Burke)
- "PNG Stringbands with Bob Brozman: Songs of the Volcano"
ALL MUSIC GUIDE
- "PNG Stringbands with Bob Brozman: Songs of the Volcano"
THE WIRE, (December 2005; Richard Henderson)
- "PNG Stringbands with Bob Brozman: Songs of the Volcano"
SAN DIEGO UNION TRIBUNE, (9-Nov-05)
- "PNG Stringbands with Bob Brozman: Songs of the Volcano"
NASHVILLE CITY PAPER, (13-Dec-05; Ron Wynn)
- "PNG Stringbands with Bob Brozman: Songs of the Volcano"

MAHIMA - Bob Brozman & Debashish Bhattacharya (India)

DAILY TELEGRAPH, (Jun 21, 2003; Mark Hudson)
- "Debashish Bhattacharya and Bob Brozman: Mahima"
THE EVENING STANDARD, (Jun 24, 2003; Simon Broughton)
- "Debashish Bhattacharya and Bob Brozman: Mahima"
BIRMINGHAM POST, UK, (May 2, 2003; Martin Longley)
- "Brozman's a Very Cultured Guitarist"
JAZZWISE, (Jul 2003; Ken Hunt)
- "Debashish Bhattacharya and Bob Brozman: Mahima"
THE WIRE, (Jun 2003)
- "Debashish Bhattacharya and Bob Brozman: Mahima"
fROOTS, UK, (Ian Anderson)
- "Debashish Bhattacharya and Bob Brozman: Mahima"
SONGLINES, UK, (July/Aug 2003; Matt Swaine)
- "Debashish Bhattacharya and Bob Brozman: Mahima"
MOJO, UK, (Jul 2003; David Hutcheon)
- "Debashish Bhattacharya and Bob Brozman: Mahima (4/4 stars)"
THE INDEPENDENT, UK, (Jul 2003; Michael Church)
- "Roots Master"
THE LONDON TIMES, UK, (Jun 17, 2003; Clive Davis)
- "Debashish Bhattacharya and Bob Brozman: Mahima"
SIXMOONS.COM, (Jul 2003)
- "Debashish Bhattacharya & Bob Brozman: Mahima"
BIRMINGHAM POST, UK, (Jul 2003)
- "World CD of the Week"
LONDON METRO, UK, (Jul 14, 2003; Nina Caplan)
- "Debashish Bhattacharya & Bob Brozman: Mahima (Four Stars)"
ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER, USA, (Jun 15, 2003; R. Chang)
- "Debashish Bhattacharya & Bob Brozman: Mahima"
CALCUTTA TIMES, India (Jun 17, 2003; Priyanka Dasgupta)
- "Strumming to Mahima"
NZ WEEKEND HERALD, NZ, (Jun 21-22, 2003; Graham Reid)
- "Soulful Squire: When Worlds Collide"
INDIA CURRENTS, India, (Jul 2003; Teed Rockwell)
- "Slide Synergy"
GLOBAL RHYTHM, USA, (Aug 2003; Ned Hammad)
- "Speaking in a Language We Can All Understand"
THE MUSIC SERVICE/PUBLIC BROADCASTING ONE.ORG,
(Adam Greenberg, All Music Guide)
- "Mahima"
WORLD MUSIC CENTRAL.ORG, (Jul 10, 2003; Torr)
- "Bhattacharya Plus Brozman Equals Guitar Greatness"
WORLD MUSIC CENTRAL.ORG, (May 20, 2003; ARomero)
- "Bob Brozman Teams up with Debashish Bhattacharya"
GLOBALVILLAGEIDIOT.COM,
- "Debashish Bhattacharya and Bob Brozman: Mahima"
MONTREAL MIRROR, CAN, (June 19-25, 2003; Rupert Bottenberg)
- "Debashish Bhattacharya and Bob Brozman: Mahima"
THE PHAT PLANET,
- "Debashish Bhattacharya and Bob Brozman: Mahima"
WORLD MUSIC CHARTS EUROPE, (May 20, 2003)
- "Debashish Bhattacharya and Bob Brozman: Mahima"
THE PLANET, AUS, (Jun 18, 2003)
- "Debashish Bhattacharya & Bob Brozman"
INDIA WEST

DIGDIG - Bob Brozman & René Lacaille (La Réunion Island)

ONE-LINERS ABOUT DIGDIG FROM MAJOR GLOBAL PRESS

THE SUNDAY TIMES, London, UK (Feb 2002; Clive Davis)
- "René Lacaille & Bob Brozman"
FOLKROOTS MAGAZINE, UK, (Mar 2002; Jamie Renton)
- "René Lacaille & Bob Brozman"
AMAZON.COM, (Bob Tarte)
- "René Lacaille & Bob Brozman"
POP MATTERS, (Apr 2002; Barbara Flaska)
- "René Lacaille & Bob Brozman"
THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC, USA, (Apr 2002; Kerry Lengel)
- "DigDig: René Lacaille and Bob Brozman"
TOWER PULSE!, (May 2002; J. Poet)
- "René Lacaille & Bob Brozman"
SIXMOONS.COM, (Feb 2003)
- "René Lacaille & Bob Brozman: DigDig"
CN&R: CHICO NEWS & REVIEW, (Sept 12, 2002; Barbara Flaska)
- "René Lacaille and Bob Brozman: DigDig"
ISLANDS MAGAZINE, (Sept/Oct 2002; Ned Sublette)
- "Dig It"
MONDOMIX.COM, (Marushka)
- "René Lacaille and Bob Brozman: DigDig"
NETRHYTHMS.CO.UK, (David Kidman)
- "René Lacaille and Bob Brozman: DigDig"
THE PHAT PLANET,
- "René Lacaille and Bob Brozman: DigDig"
TURBULA.NET, (Autumn 2002; Jim Trageser)
- "Groovin' Réunion-Style"

LIVE NOW: Bob live in Australia and the USA

ACOUSTIC GUITAR MAGAZINE, (Jul-02; Ian Zack)
- "Bob Brozman: Live Now"
ROOTSWORLD, UK, (Feb 24, 2002)
- "Bob Brozman: LIVE NOW"

NANKURU NAISA: Bob & Takashi Hirayasu (Okinawa)

ABC "DIG" INTERNET RADIO, AUS (Mar 8, 2003; Lucky Oceans)
- Radio Interview with Bob & Takashi (RealAudio)
CITYPAGES.COM, (Jul 4, 2001; Michelangelo Matos)
- "Takashi Hirayasu and Bob Brozman: Nankuru Naisa"
AQUARIUS, (Kathryn Sargent)
- "Nankuru Naisa"
THE AMERICAN REPORTER, USA, (Nov 5, 2001; Jim Trageser)
- "No Sophomore Jinx for Hirayasu, Brozman"
GREEN MAN REVIEW, (Gary Whitehouse)
- "Takashi Hirayasu and Bob Brozman: Nankuru Naisa"

JIN JIN: Bob & Takashi Hirayasu (Okinawa)

SACRAMENTO NEWS & REVIEW, USA, (Oct 12, 2000; Jackson Griffith)
- "Cuckoo for Ryukyu"
ROOTSWORLD, (May 2000; Peggy Latkovich)
- "The Fireflies of Okinawa"
CD NOW.COM, (Adam McGovern)
- "Jin and Sonic": Interview with Bob & Takashi
CD NOW.COM, (Adam McGovern)
- "Slow Burn": Review
DETROIT METRO TIMES, USA, (May 10, 2000; Dan Rosenberg)
- "Pan-Pacific Blues"
THE PHAT PLANET,
- "Takashi Hirayasu & Bob Brozman: Jin Jin"

OCEAN BLUES: Bob & Djeli Moussa Diawara (Guinea)

THE BEAT MAGAZINE, USA, (2001; Bob Tarte)
- "Ocean Blues"
DIRTY LINEN, USA, (Al Riess)
- "Ocean Blues"
SONICNET.COM, (Oct 27, 2000; Chris Nickson)
- "African Steel"

TONE POEMS III: Bob with David Grisman & Mike Auldridge (USA)

BLUEGRASS MUSIC,
- "Tone Poems III"
FRANKSPICKS.COM, USA
- "Tone Poems III"
UK MIRROR, (Aug 22, 2000; Jason Verlinde)
- "Tone Poems III"

GET TOGETHER: Bob & Woody Mann

VINTAGE GUITAR MAGAZINE, USA, (May 2000; Michael Dregni)
- "Get Together"
NEWCASTLE OPERA HOUSE REVIEW, UK, (Jun 5 2001)
- "BB & WM: In the Bistro"

IN THE SADDLE: Bob & Ledward Kaapana (Hawaii)

HONOLULU ADVERTISER, (Feb 3, 2001; Wayne Harada)
- "In the Saddle"
NAHENAHE.NET,
- "Ka'apana & Brozman: In the Saddle"
FOLK & ACOUSTIC MUSIC EXCHANGE, (Jamie O'Brien)
- "In the Saddle"
BARNES & NOBLE.COM, (Abraham Velez)
- "In the Saddle"
ALL MUSIC GUIDE, (Ronnie Lankford, Jr.)
- "In the Saddle"

FOUR HANDS SWEET & HOT: Bob & Cyril Pahinui (Hawaii)

E-PULSE! MAGAZINE, (Jan 22, 1999; Jackson Griffith)
- "Luau of the Week"
GUITAR PLAYER, (Feb 5, 1999; Andy Ellis)
- "Two Streams of Island Guitar"
DIRTY LINEN, (Oct/Nov 1999; Al Riess)
- "Cyril Pahinui & Bob Brozman: Four Hands Sweet and Hot"


French Press

Recent Interviews

LE FIGARO, (1 juin 2006; Bertrand Dicale)
- "Bob Brozman, la guitare ouverte"
GUITARIST ACOUSTIC, (No. 9: mai/juin/juillet 2006; Romain Decoret)
- "Entretien: Bob Brozman"
LE SOLEIL, Québec, CAN (10 juillet 2000; Kathleen Lavoie)
- "Jouer Sans Filet"
LE SOLEIL, Québec, CAN (2000; Jean-François Fortin)
- "Langage Commun"

General Reviews

LE SOLEIL, Québec, CAN (9 juillet 2001; Éric Moreault )
- "Doublé Exceptionnel"
LE JOURNAL DE L'ILE, Réunion, (2000; V.K.)
- "Duo de Virtuoses"
LE SOLEIL, Québec, CAN (27 mars 2000; Éric Moreault )
- "Dix Spectacles à Retenir"

CD Review: MAHIMA - Bob Brozman & Debashish Bhattacharya (India)

MONDOMIX.COM, (Benjamin MiNiMuM)
- "COUP DE COEUR"
JOURNAL DE MONTREAL/QUEBEC, (Jul 26, 2003)
- "Debashish Bhattacharya et Bob Brozman: Mahima"
QUEBEC AUDIO & VIDEO, (Aout/Sept 2003; Yves Bernard)
- "Debashish Bhattacharya et Bob Brozman: Mahima"
SONS & IMAGES, (Summer 2003)
- "Debashish Bhattacharya et Bob Brozman: Mahima"

CD Review: OCEAN BLUES - Bob & Djeli Moussa Diawara (Guinea)

LIBÉRATION, FRANCE, (20 nov 2000; H.L.)
- "Diawara déploie l'écho de la kora"


German Press

Recent Interviews & Articles

JAZZ THETIK, (Oktober 2006; Adrian Wolfen)
- "Bob Brozman"
AKUSTIK GITARRE, (Mai/Juni 2006; Adrian Wolfen)
- "Bob Brozman: Blues Global"
BLUE RHYTHM, (Autumn 2005; Uli Lemke)
- "Bob Brozman / Bobs Drops"
JAZZTHETIK.DE, (Jul 23, 2003; Thorsten Bednarz/Michael Felsch)
- "Bob Brozman - Der Charango-Verschenker"

CD Review: BLUES REFLEX - Bob Brozman

AKUSTIK GITARRE, (January 2006)
- "Blue Man's Corner"
HOME OF ROCK.de, (18 November 2005)
- "Bob Brozman: BLUES REFLEX"
ROCKTIMES.de, (17 December 2005)
- "Bob Brozman: BLUES REFLEX"

CD Review: MAHIMA - Bob Brozman & Debashish Bhattacharya (India)

MUSIKMARKT, (Jun 16, 2003)
- "Debashish Bhattacharya and Bob Brozman: Mahima"


Italian Press

Interviste & Articoli

CHITARRE, (Novembre, 2005)
- "I Blues del Mondo"
IL MANIFESTO, (10 Novembre, 2005)
- "Le chitarre vulcaniche di Rabaul"
SECOND HAND GUITARS, (20 Novembre, 2005)
- "Un Americano alla corte de Second Hand Guitars"

Recensione - CD:
SONGS OF THE VOLCANO - Bob Brozman & Papua New Guinea Stringbands

BLOW UP, "Papua New Guinea Stringbands with Bob Brozman"
IO DONNA / CORRIERE DELLA SERRA, "Papua Nuova Guinea, Chitarre sul Vulcano"

Japanese Press

Recent Interviews & Articles

PLAYER MAGAZINE, (Issue #1, 2007)
- "Bob Brozman"



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