Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Bob Brookmeyer & Zoot Sims Quintet - Tonite's Music Today

Valve trombonist Bob Brookmeyer's musical partnerships in the 1950s with Stan Getz and especially Gerry Mulligan were celebrated but he also recorded three fine albums with tenor-saxophonist Zoot Sims in 1956 that are quite enjoyable, feature colorful jammed ensembles and hard-swinging yet cool-toned solos that owe as much to the swing tradition as to the innovations of bebop. This Storyville CD finds Zoot and Brookmeyer accompanied by pianist Hank Jones, bassist Wyatt Reuther and drummer Gus Johnson. Highlights include "I Hear a Rhapsody," "Blue Skies" and Sims's first ever recorded vocal on a "Blues." This release is easily recommended as is its companion Storyville CD Morning Fun.
Scott Yanow

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Bob Brookmeyer
Zoot Sims
Tonite's Music Today


1 Mr. Moon (Allen)  5:06
2 I Hear A Rhapsody (Fargos, Baker, Gasparre)  2:33
3 The Chant (Mulligan)  4:36
4 Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives To Me (trad. arr. Sims)  5:49
5 Zoot's Tune (Sims)  4:49
6 How Long Has This Been Going On ? (Gershwin, Gershwin)  3:29
7 Bobby's Tune (Brookmeyer) 
8 Blue Skies (Berlin)  4:57
9 The King (Basie)  4:41
10. Lullaby Of The Leaves (Petkere,Young)  5:13
11 I Can't Get Started (Duke, Gershwin)  4:38
12 Snake Eyes (Cohn)  4:00
13 Morning Fun (Sims)  5:04
14 Whooeeee (Brookmeyer)  5:08
15 Medley: Someone To Watch Over Me (Gershwin, Gershwin)/My Old Flame (Johnston, Coslow)  4:13
16 Box Cars (Cohn)  5:24

[# 1-8] Tonight's Music Today
Bob Brookmeyer  - tb
Zoot Sims - ts & vc [# 4]
Hank Jones - cel & p
Wyatt Ruther - b
Gus Johnson - dr
Recorded New York City; January 31, 1956
[# 9-16] Whooeeee !
Bob Brookmeyer  - tb
Zoot Sims - ts & vc [# 11]
Hank Jones - p
Bill Crow - b
Jo Jones - dr
Recorded New York City; February 8, 1956


FrankDell said...

Alas, I get the following error:

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deGallo said...

It does no good to keep posting to Rapidshare, unless you can find a way to share your RS folder/files.

Please try another host...Hotfile, or use Embed Upload etc.
Thanks. You certainly have some great albums but no one can download them :(

Anonymous said...

Yes please !! Kind of a torture to have all these great albums but impossible for most of us to download them. So after Bernardo, if you don't want to be a sort of Torquemada, please choose another provider.

estravagario said...

Yes! Unfortunately it's become IMPOSSIBLE to download anything from rapidshare :( Thanks, Melanchthon !!! It's fantastic to have you again here!

tesl424 said...

Same here: Impossible to use rapidshare. Thanks for your posts, but with rapidshare...

brian said...

I miss this one...could you, please, do something!

brian said...


ruperberger said...

Gracias Mel!!!

jose arboleda said...


francisco santos said...
can you re post this one, please (when you have available time) ????....
THX !.......

Melanchthon said...

francisco santos said...

very kind of you !.....
THX !!!!!.....

kristophermc28 said...

Thanks for the re-up Mel.

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

AmyBRAINS said...

Many thanks, Melanchthon.

Pablo Gutierrez said...

Hola Podrias resubir los links de este extraordinario disco. Gracias

Anonymous said...

Hola Podrias resubir los links de este extraordinario disco. Gracias

Anonymous said...

Would it be possible to post new links for this recording? Thank you!