Guitarist and ethnomusicologist who played with an international array of musicians.
Bob Brozman, who has been found dead aged 59, was a guitarist, ethnomusicologist, songwriter and teacher, as well as an intrepid traveller and musical explorer fascinated by guitar styles from around the world. According to his long-time collaborator and producer Daniel Thomas, Brozman's "purpose in life was to follow the guitar to all the places that it got left behind, and see what it did in those cultures". His starting point was the blues, but he became an expert in Hawaiian and Caribbean styles and the music of India, Africa, the Indian Ocean and Japan.
Believing that "music is the universal language", he befriended international musicians with whom he collaborated in what he termed "hybrid music" (he didn't like the currently popular term "fusion").