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Bob Brookmeyer

Robert Edward "Bob" Brookmeyer (December 19, 1929 – December 15, 2011) was an American jazz valve trombonist, pianist, arranger, and composer. Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Brookmeyer first gained widespread public attention as a member of Gerry Mulligan's quartet from 1954 to 1957. He later worked with Jimmy Giuffre, before rejoining Mulligan's Concert Jazz Band. He garnered 8 Grammy Award nominations during his lifetime.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 19th, 1929 (Kansas City), Died December 15th, 2011 (New London)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1956 - 1960

Roles Represented in DAHR: valve trombone, trombone

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 101060 12/3/1956 S-H-I-N-E Al Cohn-Bob Brookmeyer Quartet instrumentalist, valve trombone  
Decca 101061 12/3/1956 The lady is a tramp Al Cohn-Bob Brookmeyer Quartet instrumentalist, valve trombone  
Decca 101062 12/3/1956 So far, so good Al Cohn-Bob Brookmeyer Quartet instrumentalist, valve trombone  
Decca 101063 12/3/1956 A blues serenade Al Cohn-Bob Brookmeyer Quartet instrumentalist, valve trombone  
Decca 101064 12/3/1956 Chlo-e Al Cohn-Bob Brookmeyer Quartet instrumentalist, valve trombone  
Decca 101065 12/4/1956 Good spirits Al Cohn-Bob Brookmeyer Quartet instrumentalist, valve trombone  
Decca 101066 12/4/1956 Winter Al Cohn-Bob Brookmeyer Quartet instrumentalist, valve trombone  
Decca 101067 12/4/1956 Lazy man stomp Al Cohn-Bob Brookmeyer Quartet instrumentalist, valve trombone  
Decca 101068 12/4/1956 I should care Al Cohn-Bob Brookmeyer Quartet instrumentalist, valve trombone  
Decca 101069 12/4/1956 Bunny hunch Al Cohn-Bob Brookmeyer Quartet instrumentalist, valve trombone  
Decca 101070 12/4/1956 Ill wind Al Cohn-Bob Brookmeyer Quartet instrumentalist, valve trombone  
Decca 101071 12/4/1956 Back to back Al Cohn-Bob Brookmeyer Quartet instrumentalist, valve trombone  
Decca 102148 4/2/1957 My sweetie went away Manny Albam and the Jazz Greats of our Time instrumentalist, valve trombone  
Decca 102149 4/2/1957 Am I blue? Manny Albam and the Jazz Greats of our Time instrumentalist, valve trombone  
Decca 102150 4/3/1957 See here Miss Bromley Manny Albam and the Jazz Greats of our Time instrumentalist, valve trombone  
Decca 102151 4/3/1957 Poor Dr. Millmoss Manny Albam and the Jazz Greats of our Time instrumentalist, valve trombone  
Decca 102152 4/3/1957 All too soon Manny Albam and the Jazz Greats of our Time instrumentalist, valve trombone  
Decca 102153 4/4/1957 Minor matters Manny Albam and the Jazz Greats of our Time instrumentalist, valve trombone  
Decca 102154 4/4/1957 Latined fractured Manny Albam and the Jazz Greats of our Time instrumentalist, valve trombone  
Decca 102155 4/4/1957 Blues from Neither Coast Manny Albam and the Jazz Greats of our Time instrumentalist, valve trombone  
Decca 103281 9/16/1957 Blues bridge Manny Albam Orchestra instrumentalist, valve trombone  
Decca 103282 9/16/1957 The blues is everybody's business, part 3 Manny Albam Orchestra instrumentalist, valve trombone  
Decca 103333 10/1/1957 Blues tag Manny Albam Orchestra instrumentalist, valve trombone  
Decca 103334 10/1/1957 The blues is everybody's business, part 4 Manny Albam Orchestra instrumentalist, valve trombone  
Decca 103493 10/11/1957 Something's coming Manny Albam Orchestra instrumentalist, valve trombone  
Decca 103494 10/11/1957 Somewhere Manny Albam Orchestra instrumentalist, valve trombone  
Decca 103495 10/11/1957 Finale: I feel pretty/America/One hand Manny Albam Orchestra instrumentalist, valve trombone  
Decca 104517 3/5/1958 I'm beginning to see the light Manny Albam Orchestra instrumentalist, valve trombone  
Decca 104518 3/5/1958 Don't you know I care Manny Albam Orchestra instrumentalist, valve trombone  
Decca 104519 3/5/1958 In a mellow tone Manny Albam Orchestra instrumentalist, valve trombone  
Decca 104520 3/5/1958 The sky fell down Manny Albam Orchestra instrumentalist, valve trombone  
Decca 105626 9/12/1958 Manhattan George Russell Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 105627 11/24/1958 A helluva town George Russell Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 105628 11/24/1958 Manhattan-Rico George Russell Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 105629 3/24/1959 Big city blues George Russell Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 106127 3/24/1959 East side medley: Autumn in New York ; How about you George Russell Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 108513 1/27/1960 Waltz from outer space George Russell Orchestra instrumentalist, valve trombone  
Decca 108514 1/27/1960 Dimensions George Russell Orchestra instrumentalist, valve trombone  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Brookmeyer, Bob," accessed October 27, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/201117.

Brookmeyer, Bob. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 27, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/201117.

"Brookmeyer, Bob." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 27 October 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/201117

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