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"Bruce Middle Group Live"

In a recent 2006 review of the Bruce Middle Group’s latest album “Live”, Winthrop Bedford of JazzImprov Magazine writes that Bruce Middle contributes lyrical, articulate and delightful solos that “glide over the rhythmic foundation” of his band. “Middle takes the opportunity to show off his ample chops and dexterity on the guitar… If there was any uncertainty about Middle’s technique, his sparkling, indeed overwhelming contributions (on this album) will remove all doubt.”

- Jazz Improv Magazine


" Middle himself is a talented guitarist with a light, tuneful, fluid touch and a genuine knack for combining acoustic and electric textures into an extremely palatable blend of pop and jazz." - Mike Joyce, The Washington Post

"Garrison Hull"

"Bruce Middle has forged a distinctive style then polished it to such a warm and decisive pitch that his music is a constant delight." - Garrison Hull, Concert Stage and Film Composer

"The Insider"

"This is hot contemporary jazz, as smooth as anything you might hear from Chick Corea or the old Weather Report gang. Really tasty stuff. Good vibes, excellent arrangements, and nicely mixed. Highly recommended!" - Terence Mulligan- Editor, The Insider


"I feel I'm witnessing music styles to come (such as the audiences must have felt when Bird, Dizzy, and Monk were creating bebop in the late 40's in Harlem)." - Elvis Jones, NVRM


Cleve Francis and Friends, Live at The Birchmere
Bruce Middle Group Live at The 219 Club
Modern Jazz Discs MJD 25346.77452/2005
Destination Christmas
Mount Ararat Baptist Church,Bruce Middle Composer/Producer 2004;2005
Knee Deep In The Marsh
Roger Aldridge 2004
Worship At The Mount
MABC001 2003
I Open My Heart
Carol Joy Loeb 2003
Rise Above
Boogiehawg BH5692 2001
Maiden America
The Deacons, DEA 1002 1999
Imani and First Prayer, IFP 0197 1998
Time of Love
Maria Gonzalez, Nazca Records NCDR 34148 1998
On Holiday
the Bruce Middle Group 1993
Far & Beyond
The Bruce Middle Group 1991



Bruce Middle Group is a high energy guitar trio who has performed throughout the Baltimore/Washington and Richmond regions since 1990. The Group has racked up 11 WAMA (Washington Area Music Association) nominations including: Best Jazz Group; Best Album; Best Jazz Guitarist.
The latest release, The Bruce Middle Group LIVE recorded at the 219 club in Alexandria, Virginia includes works by Bruce Middle, Pat Metheny, Wayne Shorter, Frank Foster and Fain & Hilliard. “Our fans have asked us for years to release an album that includes songs by our favorite artists”. Their diverse musical backgrounds employ elements of Be Bop, World Beat, Blues, Country Swing and Rock. They have often been compared to Pat Metheny, Chick Corea Electric Band, Dixie Dreggs, The Allman Brothers and Weather Report. The arrangements are open and fresh. There are no studio tricks here. This is a straight forward recording (from various performances) using a stereo mic and a DAT recorder, reminisent of the early Blue Note recordings.