Saturday, December 17, 2011

Bob Brookmeyer 1929-2011

Trombonist, arranger, and educator Bob Brookmeyer has passed away; visit Jazz Wax has a nice obituary and retrospective of his career.

Here he is playing with one of my favorite groups of the 50's, the Jimmy Giuffre 3, with Jim Hall:

More after the break:

Brookmeyer tells his life's story:

Visit Artists House Music for many more clips with Brookmeyer speaking and performing.

Here's a nice large ensemble arrangement of Caravan by Brookmeyer.

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