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Bob Brookmeyer, R.I.P. (jazz valve trombonist, composer)
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| December 16, 2011
| Terry Teachout
Posted on 12/16/2011 8:01:58 PM PST by EveningStar
Nothing you can say about Bob Brookmeyer can possibly rival the truth about him. He was one of the giants of jazz, a great valve trombonist, a composer of the first rank, and an astonishingly gifted teacher ...
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I’ll have to go listen.
Loved his work with Gerry Mulligan . At Storyville with Bill Crow on bass and Dave Bailey on drums a classic .
posted on 12/16/2011 8:16:40 PM PST
He became known because of his early works in the Stan Getz quintet with John Williams.
posted on 12/16/2011 9:57:18 PM PST
As a lifelong trombonist, I must say "real trombonists don't play valves" (Unless of course you include the spit valve.)
Having gotten that off my chest, yes Bob Brookmeyer was incredible. R.I.P.
posted on 12/16/2011 10:15:05 PM PST
(All hail Her Royal Highness Sarah, Queen of The Hobbits)
posted on 12/17/2011 7:47:52 AM PST
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