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Bob Brookmeyer

Alyn Shipton marks the 80th birthday of trombonist, bandleader and arranger Bob Brookmeyer as he picks the highlights of his recorded work.

In 2011, trombonist, bandleader and arranger Bob Brookmeyer celebrated his 80th birthday. To mark the event, Alyn Shipton met Brookmeyer to pick the highlights of his recorded work, ranging from his pioneering small group playing with Gerry Mulligan and Stan Getz to his big band contributions to the Mulligan Concert Jazz Band. Alyn also hears about Brookmeyer's New Art Orchestra, based in continental Europe, and discusses recent reissues of Bob's classics such as Traditionalism Revisited, and his trio with Jim Hall and Jimmy Giuffre.

1 hour

Last on

Sun 5 Feb 2012 00:00

Music Played

  • Bob Brookmeyer

    Sunny Side of the Street

    Composer: Fields/McHugh Performers: Bob Brookmeyer, vtb; Jimmy Rowles, p; Buddy Clark, b; Mel Lewis d. 16 June 1960

    • Blues Hot and Cold.
    • Lonehill.
    • 10378.
  • Gerry Mulligan Quartet

    Walkin' Shoes

    Composer: Mulligan Performers: Gerry Mulligan, bar; Bob Brookmeyer, vtb; Red Mitchell, b; Frank Isola, d. 1 June 1954

    • Pleyel Concert 1.
    • BMG/Vogue.
    • 43214 29232.
  • Gerry Mulligan Quartet

    Open Country

    Composer: Brookmeyer Performers: Gerry Mulligan, bar; Bob Brookmeyer, vtb; Bill Crow, b; Dave Bailey, d. 6 Dec 1956

    • At Storyville.
    • Pacific.
    • CDP 7 94472 2.
  • Gerry Mulligan and the Concert Jazz Band

    Body and Soul

    Composer: Green/Heyman/Sour arr Brookmeyer Performers: Performers: Gerry Mulligan, s,bs,p; Gene Quill, c, as; Bob Donovan, as; Jimmy Reider, ts; Clark Terry, Don Ferrara, Nick Travis, t; Allen Ralph, Willie Dennis, tromb; Bob Brookmeyer, vt; Mel Lewis, d.

    • At the Village Vanguard.
    • Verve.
    • 589488.
  • Jimmy Giuffre

    Pony Express (from Western Suite)

    Composer: Giuffre Performers: Bob Brookmeyer, vtb; Jimmy Guiffre, ts; Jim Hall g. Dec 1958

    • Western Suite.
    • Atlantic.
    • 7567 80777-2.
  • Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra

    Samba Con Getchu

    Composer: Brookmeyer Performers: Thad Jones, trumpet, cornet, flugelhorn); Richard Williams (trumpet); Roland Hanna (piano); Richard Davis (double bass); Sam Herman (guitar, shaker); Jerome Richardson (flute, clarinet, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone); Jerry Dodgion (flute, alto saxophone); Joe Farrell (flute, tenor saxophone); Eddie Daniels (clarinet, tenor saxophone); Pepper Adams (clarinet, baritone saxophone); Marvin Stamm, Snooky Young, Bill Berry, Jimmy Nottingham (trumpet); Garnett Brown, Tom McIntosh, Bob Brookmeyer (trombone); Cliff Heather (bass trombone), Mel Lewis (drums); 24 April 1967

    • Live at the Village Vanguard.
    • Blue Note.
    • 60438.
  • Bob Brookmeyer and Jim Hall

    Darn That Dream

    Composer: Van Heusen/DeLange Performers: Bob Brookmeyer, vtb; Jim Hall g. 1979

    • Live at the North Sea.
    • Challenge.
    • 70063.
  • Bob Brookmeyer New Art Orchestra

    Celebration Jig

    Composer: Brookmeyer Performers: Bob Brookmeyer (conductor); Marko Lackner, Stefan Pfeifer, as; Paul Heller, Nils Van Haften, ts; Marcus Bartelt, bs; Thorsten Benkenstein, Torsten Mass, Sebastian Strempel, Ralf Hesse, Jorg Engels, t; Ludwig Nuss, Ansgar Striepens, Christian: Jakso, tromb; Edward Partyka, btromb; Kris Goessens, p; Jurgen Grimm, k; Ingmar Heller, b; John Hollenbeck, d; Christopher Dell, perc.

    • New Works / Celebration.
    • Challenge.
    • 70066.
  • Bob Brookmeyer

    I Should Care

    Composer: Stordahl/Weston Performers: Bob Brookmeyer, p; Mats Vinding, b; Alex Riel, d. 2001

    • Plays Piano.
    • Challenge.
    • 70103.
  • Bob Brookmeyer

    Sweet Like This

    Composer: Oliver/Nelson Performers: Bob Brookmeyer, vtb; Jimmy Giuffre, cl; Jim Hall, g; Joe Benjamin, b; and Dave Bailey d. 1957.

    • Traditionalism Revisited.
    • Essential Jazz Albums.
    • 048.