Acclaimed bassist Brian Bromberg has announced the reissue of five rare albums he recorded between 2003 and 2011.

The archival projects were recorded for King Records in Japan and are only being made widely available this year.

They include his solo bass album Hands, a collection of jazz takes on classical pieces called A Bass Odyssey, and three ensemble sessions under the title The JB Project, Brombo, a collaboration with Japanese drummer Akira Jimbo.

The newly remastered tracks are being made available digitally for the first time in an effort spearheaded by Bromberg himself.

“When you do something that you’re proud of and it sits on a shelf and doesn’t get released, it’s very frustrating,” Bromberg said in an article by Bass Magazine. “So it’s doubly exciting that I can now get this out to the world and people can actually hear it now. Whether they like it or not is entirely up to them, but at least I feel good about the fact that at least it’s out there.”

Bromberg’s latest album was 2021’s A Little Driving Music.

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