Thursday, November 2, 2017

Jim Hall, Jimmy Raney & Bob Brookmeyer - Street Swingers

Born in Kansas City, Missouri, on December 19, 1929, Robert (Bob) Brookmeyer first gained widespread public attention as a member of Gerry MuIligan's quartet from 1954 to 1957. He later worked with Jimmy Giuffre before rejoining Mulligan's "Concert Jazz Band". In the late 1950s he moved to New York City to work as a freelance arranger. In the 1960s he also worked as a studio musician, co-led a quintet with Clark Terry and worked in and wrote for the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra. The albums included here are among his earliest as a leader (his first recordings, with Tex Beneke, date back to 1952). However, he recorded prodigiously for other leaders as well, and as a member of the Giuffre and Mulligan groups. Street Swingers features the unusual pairing of two guitars (Jimmy Raney and Jim Hall), both soloing and accompanying Brookmeyer, who alternates between trombone and piano (sometimes during the same selection). However, this wasn't an impromptu experiment : both guitarists had also been playing live with Brookmeyer, as proven by two tunes recorded live at the Jazz Loft in New York early that year. The combination would also be repeated by Hall and Raney on Brookmeyer's 1962 album Trombone Jazz Samba and on albums without Brookmeyer, such as Bobby Hackett's 1960 LP The Spirit Swings with Me and Jimmy Raney's 1964 LP Two Jims and Zoot (featuring Zoot Sims). Besides showcasing them as instrumentalists, both Street Swingers and The Dual Role of Bob Brookmeyer present interesting compositions by the players...
Stefan Meyer (2009), from the booklet

Bob Brookmeyer 
Jim Hall
Jimmy Raney
The Street Swingers
The Dual Role of

Tracks

1 Arrowhead (Hall)  7:03
2 Street Swingers (Brookmeyer)  6:22
3 Hot Buttered Noodling (Raney)  6:05
4 Musicale du Jour (Brookmeyer)  8:48
5 Raney Day (Hall)  5:25
6 Jupiter (Raney)  5:05
7 Rocky Scotch (Brookmeyer)  4:40
8 Under the Lilacs (Brookmeyer)  5:07
9 They Say It's Wonderful (Berlin)  5:49
10 Potrezebie (Raney)  4:49
11 Revelation (Mulligan)  5:46
12 Star Eyes (DePaul, Raye)  4:29
13 Nobody's Heart (Hart, Rodgers)  4:25
14 Loup-Garou (Charles)  4:38


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Personnel
[# 1-6]
Bob Brookmeyer - tb & p
Jim Hall - g
Jimmy Raney - g
Bill Crow - b
Osie Johnson - dr
Recorded at Coastal Studios, New York City on December 13 & 16, 1957
[# 7-10]
Bob Brookmeyer - tb
Jimmy Raney - g
Teddy Kotick - b
Mel Lewis - dr
Recorded in Hackensack, New Jersey ; June 30, 1955
[# 11-14]
Bob Brookmeyer - tb & p
Teddy Charles - vb
Ed Shaughnessy - dr
Nancy Overton - vcl [# 13 only]
Recorded in New York City ; January 6, 1954

See also
http://amodernist.blogspot.fr/2013/02/the-street-swingers-1958.html

39 comments:

itr said...

New for me, many thanks.

Anonymous said...

Yanow say "Although the overall set is not all that essential, the music is pleasing and reasonably creative."

I say: Yanows reviews are neither pleasing nor creative! This guy is a bastard that makes a name only by "comments" everything..quantity is for him very important but not a quality review.
Carlos

Anonymous said...

Oh and thanks Melanchthom very ny post (as usual) but please not such much on yanows review. please!
Carlos

pedro said...

Hi.
As always, marvellous music in your blog.
Thank you very very much for all.
My best regards

Pedro

Anonymous said...

Thanks.....

pedro s said...

Thanks a lot!
p.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much

hulaboy said...

Thanks for "Duo Role," Mel.

Anonymous said...

Thx for the street swingers. Had it on a tape lost somewhere. Now it's here !

deGallo said...

Thank you Mel.

Ананасий Непитин said...

thanks a lot for both ripping and re-uploading, Mel!

Paco's brother said...

Many thanks again and again.
Scott Yanow is a critic of jazz whose influence cannot be neglected. Those who do not agree with him are members of any debate on the perception of any work, to bring the contradiction is preferable to the stigmatization.

foodtradition said...

Thank you Mel!

XAVIER JOAN said...

DISCULPAD TODOS MI IGNORANCIA, PERO ¿YA NO ES POSIBLE DESCARGAR SIN PAGAR / TENER ALGÚN PREMIUM?

EN LOS ÚLTIMOS CDS AÑADIDOS ACCEDO A MULTIUP Y DESCONOZCO EL SIGUIENTE PASO. ESTOY REGISTRADO, ESO SÍ. ¿ME PODÉIS AYUDAR? MUCHAS GRACIAS.

AmyBRAINS said...

A great upgrade to me.
Many, many thanks, Melanchthon.

francisco santos said...

Big THX !....

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

Paul Brigg said...

Many thanks!

DEEP said...

CLASP!!

Fred Archtop said...

Hello Mel. Thank you so much for these two classic albums.

cvllos said...

Well I heard recently a piano duo with Brookmeier; I can't remember the other one. But Brook's habilities and criative solos seemed very attractive to me. I'm interested on hear more about him, far from the tbone. Thanks, Melanchthon

cvllos said...

By the way, here it goes a suggestion: "BB Haliday plays piano", track 8, "Pastoral"; besides Brooks' art you can enjoy a great bassist, Mats Vinding!

upkerry14 said...

lovely calssic jazz! Thanks!

carlo87 said...

Grazie per questa chicca!!

The Jackal said...

What a classic Mel and can't wait to spin it.
Another tangent.... Thanks always

Mike Chinaski said...

thanx

johneunson said...

is it possible to have password/ i would be very grateful. thank you, john

sep troelstra said...

Many thanks!!

Jazz Padd said...

Great lineup, with Raney and Hall. Nice. Many thanks.

Joy Spring said...

Make me....alive with this music, thank You...we hope in jazz

theblueamos said...

Big thanks from Jerusalem.

aroonie said...

Many thanks Mel. THE BEST!

HEXIS said...

Hi Mel, thank you so much

Kovina Kris said...

I love the lineup. Thank you so much!

Melanchthon said...

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DEEP said...

A good ol' fashioned STREET CLASP!!

Anonymous said...

How come Yanow assumes the right to judge Mr. Brookmeyer, or other Greats ? Mr. Brookmeyer, and other Greats lives on, Yanow gets irrelevant with the passage of time. Thank you so much, again, dear MM, for Brookmeyer and his Friends.

Anonymous said...

You are the best, or "The Beast", dear MM, however i found one crack in your performance, Sir, - and this is your quoting, sometimes, Mr. Yanow's comments on the Artists you extend to us. Yanow is an idiot. Please, dear MM, stop publishing the idiot's comments in your fabulous blog.

Howl Din said...

Thanks so much for this. I wasn't aware of Raney and Hall recording together other than on the album with Zoot Sims. SO looking forward to hearing this.