Sunday, May 17, 2015

Bob Brookmeyer - Trombone Jazz Samba & Samba Para Dos

Bob Brookmeyer was in the studio just a few months after Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd helped to launch the bossa nova craze in the United States with their hit LP Jazz Samba, but this extremely enjoyable LP didn't come close to matching the success of the earlier album; it may be because the valve trombone is not envisioned as a lush melodic instrument by the average jazz listener in comparison to the tenor sax. Brookmeyer's mellow solos are complemented by the presence of guitarists Jim Hall (who plays all of the solos) and Jimmy Raney, along with vibraphonist Gary McFarland and a trio of Latin percussionists, including Willie Bobo. Luiz Bonfá's "Samba de Orfeu" and "Manha de Carnaval" as well as Antonio Carlos Jobim's "A Felicidade" (all three of which have become standards within the genre) are given imaginative arrangements, but there are a few twists thrown in by the leader. Brookmeyer's catchy "Blues Bossa Nova" works very well, as do his loping bossa nova treatment of Bronislaw Kaper's theme from Mutiny on the Bounty and a hilarious brisk chart called "Colonel Bogey Bossa Nova," a reworking of the well-known song made famous by the film The Bridge on the River Kwai. Long out of print, this album deserves to be reissued by Verve -- although there are hopefully some unissued tracks, as its brevity (under 28 minutes) is a handicap. 
Ken Dryden

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Bob Brookmeyer
Trombone Jazz Samba
Samba Para Dos


1 Samba de Orfeu (Bonfá)  4:05
2 Manha de Carnaval (Bonfá)  4:35
3 Blues Bossa Nova (Brookmeyer)  4:09
4 Qual E O Po (Kelly)  3:30
5 A Felicidade (Jobim)  3:12
6 Main Theme from "Mutiny on the Bounty" (Kaper)  2:02
7 Chara Tua Tristeza (Castro-Neves)  4:11
8 Colonel Bogey Bossa Nova (Alford)  2:15
9 Samba Para Dos (Schifrin)  10:00
10 What Kind of Fool Am I ? (Bricusse, Newley)  2:58
11 I Get a Kick Out of You (Porter)  4:37
12 Just One of Those Things (Porter)  3:25
13 Time After Time (Cahn, Styne)  3:28
14 It's All Right With Me (Porter)  2:30
15 My Funny Valentine (Hart, Rodgers)  2:00
16 But Not for Me (Gershwin, Gershwin)  3:05 


[# 1-8]
Bob Brookmeyer - tb
Jim Hall & Jimmy Raney - g
Gary McFarland - vb
Willie Bobo - lat dr
Carmen Costa - cbs
Jose Paulo - tmbr
Recorded in New York City ; August 21 & 23 ; September 12, 1962
[# 9-16]
Bob Brookmeyer - tb
Lalo Schifrin - p & arr.
Leo Wright - as & fl
Phil Woods - as
Jerome Richardson - as
Zoot Sims & Al Cohn - ts
Romeo Penque - b cl
Danny Bank - bs
Frank Rehak - tb
Carmelita Koehler - cel
Jimmy Raney - g
Ben Tucker - b
Dave Bailey - dr
Jose Paulo - perc
Recorded in New York City ; February 7, 1963

This long unavailable record pairs valve trombonist Bob Brookmeyer with pianist Lalo Schifrin in a light but swinging Latin-flavored studio session. Although there is a formidable supporting cast, which includes Phil Woods, Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, and Jimmy Raney, the solos are primarily by the co-leaders and Leo Wright, heard on several flute solos. Following Schifrin's extended but lively "Samba Para Dos," the remainder of the date focuses on very familiar standards. Raney's solos are a highlight of "I Get a Kick Out of You" and "My Funny Valentine." The full reed section fleshes out a potent interpretation of "Just One of Those Things," which features an impressive and often humorous solo by Brookmeyer. Although this may not be considered an essential LP by the average jazz fan, it is well worth acquiring.
Ken Dryden

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dd said...

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