Imagine receiving an invitation
to a gala featuring John Coltrane, Sigmund Freud, and Faust.
Bruce Forman’s “The Red Guitar” is all
that more. It draws on Forman’s decades of experience
as a formidable jazz guitarist and his considerable skill
as a storyteller and teacher, producing a work that is greater
than the sum of its dazzling parts.
A story in and about jazz,
The Red Guitar showcases Bruce Forman’s genre—breaking
inventiveness and his ability to improvise and create within
a classical form. Enlisting the full power of the jazz idiom
and integrating it with seasoned and provocative story-telling,
he confronts the dilemma of artistic obsession face-to-face—by
creating a work of art that simultaneously explores and
demonstrates the hold that music has over its most ardent
followers, the hold that poses itself as a life-or-death,
must-be-solved-question to Forman and his ilk: “The
Red Guitar. Do you play it…or does it play you?
See where you stand. See
and hear The Red Guitar