Bruce Forman

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Bruce Forman
Born (1956-05-14) May 14, 1956 (age 63)
Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S.
GenresJazz
Occupation(s)Musician
InstrumentsGuitar
LabelsMuse, Concord Jazz
Websitebruceforman.com

Bruce Forman (born 1956 in Springfield, Massachusetts) is an American jazz guitarist.

Forman took piano lessons at an early age before picking up the guitar at age thirteen.[1] In 1971, his family moved to San Francisco, where he led his own groups in the area and performed with local jazz musicians, such as Eddie Duran, Vince Lateano, and Eddie Marshall, and with nationally known musicians, such as Ray Brown, George Cables, Joe Henderson, Freddie Hubbard, Bobby Hutcherson, and Woody Shaw. He also performed regularly at the Monterey Jazz Festival.[2] He played with Richie Cole from 1978 to 1982. His most successful album as a leader was 1992's Forman on the Job, which hit #14 on the U.S. Billboard Top Jazz Albums chart.[3]

Discography[edit]

As leader[edit]

  • Coast to Coast (Choice , 1981)
  • River Journey (Muse, 1981)
  • 20/20 (Muse, 1982)
  • In Transit (Muse, 1982)
  • Full Circle (Concord Jazz, 1984)
  • The Bash (Muse, 1985)
  • Dynamics with George Cables (Concord, 1985)
  • There Are Times (Concord, 1987)
  • Pardon Me! (Concord, 1989)
  • Still of the Night (Kamei Records, 1991)
  • Forman on the Job with Joe Henderson (Kamei, 1992)
  • Dedication (Blu Jazz, 2003)
  • The Sound of Music with Michele Weir (2003)
  • Formanism (B4man, 2012)
  • The Book of Forman: Formanism, Vol. II (B4man, 2015)
  • Junkyard Duo (B4man, 2018)

As sideman[edit]

With Richie Cole

  • 1979 Hollywood Madness
  • 1998 Richie & Phil & Richie
  • 2007 Man with the Horn

With Clint Eastwood

  • 2005 Million Dollar Baby
  • 2006 Flags of Our Fathers
  • 2007 Grace Is Gone

With Dan Hicks

  • 2009 Tangled Tales
  • 2013 Live at Davies

With Roger Kellaway

  • 2005 Remembering Bobby Darin
  • 2006 Heroes

With Mark Murphy

  • 1981 Bop for Kerouac
  • 1992 Stolen...And Other Moments
  • 1998 Jazz Standards
  • 1999 Mark Murphy Sings Nat King Cole & More
  • 2003 Timeless

With Charlie Shoemake

  • 1999 Uncrowned Kings & Long Lost
  • 2003 Vibes Master

With others

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barth, Joe. Voices in Jazz Guitar. Mel Bay. pp. 199–244. ISBN 0786676795.
  2. ^ Scott Yanow, Bruce Forman at Allmusic
  3. ^ Billboard, Allmusic.com