Sunday, March 19, 2017

weekend jazz & a rebuttal: Bob Brookmeyer, Chuck Berry: Saturday Music Club on Sunday

Remembering Bob Brookmeyer and Chuck Berry...two men who helped change music for the better, and made it into their ninth decades...

The Life and Music of Bob Brookmeyer (a documentary)

Jazz on a Summer's Day opens with the Jimmy Giuffre 3, featuring Brookmeyer and Jim Hall, performing "The Train and the River"

The Gerry Mulligan Quartet on Jazz Casual (hosted by Ralph Gleason; NET/the National Educational Television network, predecessor to PBS)

Gerry Mulligan Quartet (July 18, 1962) - Jazz Casual 
Gerry Mulligan (baritone saxophone); Bob Brookmeyer (valve trombone); Wyatt Ruther (bass); Gus Johnson (drums). 
1. Four for Three 
2. Darn That Dream 
3. Open Country 
4. Utter Chaos

Anita O'Day with the Gary McFarland Orchestra (w/Brookmeyer): "A Woman Alone with the Blues"

The Clark Terry/Bob Brookmeyer Quintet on Jazz 625 (BBC-TV)

Bob Brookmeyer and Friends (with Tony Bennett): "Day Dream"

The Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra on Jazz Casual 

Thad Jones - Mel Lewis Orchestra (April 22, 1968) - Jazz Casual 
Thad Jones (cornet); Snooky Young, Richard Williams, Randy Brecker, Danny Moore (trumpets); Garnett Brown, Benny Powell, Jimmy Knepper, Bob Brookmeyer (trombones); Jerry Dodgion (alto saxophone); Jerome Richardson (alto and soprano saxophones); Seldon Powell, Eddie Daniels (tenor saxophone); Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone); Roland Hanna (piano); Richard Davis (bass); Mel Lewis (drums). 
1. Just Blues 
2. St. Louis Blues 
3. Kids Are Pretty People 
4. Don't Get Sassy

Bob Brookmeyer and Jim Hall Live at the Northsea Jazz Festival 1979

1. Skating in Central Park 
2. I Hear a Rhapsody 
3. My Funny Valentine 
4. Body and Soul 
5. In a Sentimental Mood 
6. Sweet Basil 
7. Darn That Dream 
8. St. Thomas

Bob Brookmeyer New Art Orchestra: "Boom Boom"

A Suite for Three (a documentary)

And a mild demurral from Chuck Berry, rest in glory:


Jim C. said...

I need to listen to more Brookmeyer.

Todd Mason said...

He really worked with a Lot of great musicians and did a lot of interesting work without getting as much attention with audiences as he deserved.

Rick Robinson said...

Amen to that, Todd. An especial thanks for this post, I shall savor it.