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Old 03-02-2018, 10:49 AM
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Bromberg is ( or "was", and I assume still is) possessed of a razor sharp wit which he demonstrated to great effect during the workshop at the Cambridge Festival I referenced above.

He cracked me up several times, but none more so than when Stefan Grossman (who was compering) asked Tommy Gilfellon, who had just finished playing a song on some weird multi-string bouzouki type instrument ..."Hey Tommy, how do you tune that thing ?"

Quick as a flash, Bromberg leant forward and said , "Hey Tommy, why do you tune that thing ?"

I found out years later that Bromberg and Gilfellon had been friends for many years, so the "insult" wasn't as barbed as it seemed at the time.
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