“Hi. I’m Bob Chimbry. I’m from down south at Anaheim, California. About myself, I started playing as a teenager and in my early twenties, I played bands and gigs and then had to stop to raise a family like, I guess, most people would say. Starting up again as of the last 6-7 years or so. Jazz was something that I kind of put away and I haven’t thought about it in a while, but I love listening to it every day.
I really love hearing Martin Taylor and to come here and get constant exposure to Martin. He tells you what’s going on in his head. It’s just a fabulous experience to understand the psychoanalyst of how he evolved and what he is. Also, getting access to Peppino. I find I relate more to his finger style because that’s what I primarily do for the last 16 years.
I’ve seen him perform other times and it’s just a fabulous experience to have access to these guys and just ask them whatever you want, whatever pops into your head and say, “Hey, how did you overcome this?” Or “How do you approach that?” They sit there and they tell you. You find out that they have the same problems you have. They’re human just like you and it’s a great experience. You take away a lot and you have a lot to work on. I have all my spare time is eaten up now.” – Bob, California, USA