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Bob Brookmeyer

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Bob Brookmeyer was lengthy considered among the best valve trombonists in jazz and an extremely advanced arranger whose composing was influenced by contemporary classical music. He began being a pianist in dance rings but performed valve trombone with Stan Getz (1953). He obtained fame as an associate from the Gerry Mulligan quartet (1954-1957), was area of the uncommon Jimmy Giuffre Three of 1957-1958 (which contains Giuffre’s reeds, Brookmeyer’s valve trombone, and Jim Hall’s electric guitar), and re-joined Mulligan as arranger and periodic player along with his Concert Jazz Music group. Brookmeyer, who was simply a strong more than enough pianist to carry his own on the two-piano day with Expenses Evans, occasionally turned to piano with Mulligan. He co-led a part-time quintet with Clark Terry (1961-1966), was a genuine person in the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis orchestra (1965-1967), and became a occupied studio room musician. Brookmeyer was pretty inactive during a lot of the ’70s, but enjoyed a resurgence in the past due ’70s with some extremely advanced plans for the Mel Lewis music group (which he became musical movie director for a while). Brookmeyer relocated to European countries, where he continuously wrote and sometimes documented on his unique valve trombone, issuing Aged Close friends in 1998. New Functions Celebration made an appearance a year later on, and in 2000 he released Together. Brookmeyer continuing to execute and launch albums through another decade, often dealing with his Western big band THE BRAND NEW Artwork Orchestra including 2002’s Waltzing with Zoe, 2004’s Obtain Well Quickly, and 2007’s Soul Music. In 2008, he explored his deep curiosity about traditional music with Music for String Quartet and Orchestra. He composed innovative big-band compositions and was respectable as a instructor: his classes at the brand new Britain Conservatory of Music will be the stuff of star. On Dec 15, 2011, Brookmeyer passed away in his rest at a medical center near his house in Grantham, New Hampshire; the reason was congestive center failure. He handed down only a month after launching the album Criteria via the ArtistShare website, in support of three days timid of his 82nd birthday.

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Full Name Bob Brookmeyer
Died December 15, 2011, New London, New Hampshire, United States
Profession Composer, Music Arranger, Jazz Pianist, Trombonist
Education New England Conservatory of Music, University of Missouri–Kansas City
Nationality American
Spouse Janet Brookmeyer
Parents Elmer Edward Brookmeyer, Mayme Seifert
Music Songs I Got Rhytm, Hello & Goodbye, Jive Hoot, Isn't It Romantic?, First Love Song, Ding Dong Ding, Rocky Scotch, Jumpin' at the Woodside, Song, Sing, Sung, El Co, The Fan Club, Have You Met Miss Jones?, Misty, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Celebration Remembering, Celebration Two And, King Porter Stomp, Street Swingers, Get Well Soon, The Wrinkle, Tah-DUM!, You're my Everything, Doggin' Around, Someday My Prince Will Come, Moten Swing, You'd Be So Nice to Come Home to, Green Stamps, Languid Blues, Upstairs With Beatrice, Liberty Belle, Stolen Moments, Hot and Cold Blues
Albums The Ivory Hunters, Samba Para Dos, Stretching Out, Recorded Fall 1961, Traditionalism Revisited, Kansas City Revisited, The Street Swingers, The Blues Hot and Cold, Trombone Jazz Samba, The Trombones Inc., The Dual Role of Bob Brookmeyer, The Power of Positive Swinging, Jazz Is a Kick, Whooeeee, Island, Gloomy Sunday and Other Bright Moments, Jazz Concerto Grosso, New Works Celebration, Live at the North Sea Jazz Festival, Portrait of the Artist, Recorded Fall (Original Album plus Bonus Tracks), Tonight, Paris Suite, 7 x Wilder, The Modernity Of Bob Brookmeyer, Back Again, Happy Minors, Get Well Soon, Waltzing With Zoe, Strings & Trombones, Whoo-eeee!, Bob Brookmeyer: Music for String Quartet and Orchestra, Holiday: Bob Brookmeyer Plays Piano, Bob Brookmeyer Featuring John Williams & Red Mitchell, Bud Shank and Bob Brookmeyer, The Blues Hot And Cold & 7X Wilder, Bob Brookmeyer Quartet, Madly Loving You, Clark Terry & Bobby Brookmeyer Quintet, Recorded, Spirit Music, Old Friends, Storyville Presents Bob Brookmeyer, Gerry Mulligan Bob Brookmeyer Play Phil Sunkel's Jazz Concerto Grosso, The Cool Jazz Movement, Vol. 33 (Remastered), Blues Bossa Nova (Famous for Hits! Bossa Nova), The Fabulous Jazz Collection (Remastered), The Cool Jazz Movement (Remastered), The Jazz Collection
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Arrangement, Instrumental Or A Cappella


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1 Valve trombonist who made many concert appearances with Gerry Mulligan from 1953. With Clark Terry in the 1960s and later soloist with the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis big band at New York City's Village Vanguard. Also known as a composer and music teacher.


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