Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Bob Brookmeyer - Traditionalism Revisited (Pacific Jazz Records)

This Pacific Jazz album is a bit unusual. Bob Brookmeyer (on valve trombone and piano), Jimmy Giuffre (switching between clarinet, baritone and tenor), guitarist Jim Hall, either Joe Benjamin or Ralph Peña on bass and drummer Dave Bailey perform eight songs from the 1920s and '30s including some obscurities. While these selections have occasionally been revived by Dixieland and swing bands, Brookmeyer and his group use harmonies that were modern for the 1950s to update such tunes as "Louisiana," "Truckin'," "Honeysuckle Rose" and even "Santa Claus Blues." Because the musicians have a respect for the older styles, they extend rather than break the tradition ; the results are quite enjoyable.
Scott Yanow

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Bob Brookmeyer
Traditionalism Revisited
(Pacific Jazz Records)


1 Louisiana (Johnson, Schafer, Razaf)  5:27
2 Santa Claus Blues (Kahn, Straight)  5:43
3 Truckin’ (Bloom, Koehler)  7:27
4 Some Sweet Day (Jackson, Rose, Olman)  4:46
5 Sweet Like This (Oliver, Nelson)  4:03
6 Don’t Be That Way (Sampson, Goodman, Parish)  4:59
7 Honeysuckle Rose (Waller, Razaf)  6:05
8 Slow Freight (Brookmeyer)  8:49
9 The Sheik Of Araby (Snyder, Wheeler, Smith)   5:01


[# 1-11]
Bob Brookmeyer - tb & p
Jimmy Giuffre - cl, ts & b s
Jim Hall - g
Joe Benjamin - b [# 1, 2, 4-6 & 9]
Ralph Peña - b [# 3, 7 & 8]
Dave Bailey - dr

Recorded in Los Angeles ; July 13 [# 1, 2, 4-6 & 9] ; & July 16 [# 3, 7 & 8], 1957


jazzcat1228 said...

Very nice album. Thank you, Mel!

deGallo said...

Thank you.

steve said...

Thanks Mel . . . VERY unique. Fine sound.

Fred Archtop said...

Thanks a million Mel.

lucky5 said...

Thanks for the Flacs!!

AmyBRAINS said...


Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

Kovina Kris said...

Thank you! Nice upgrade.

Anonymous said...

any chance of re-uploading this, Mel?
links are dead...

Melanchthon said...

Mick Taylor said...

I appreciate you greatly.

Anonymous said...

This one, dear MM, is a rare, rare, gem. It hits on all cylinders - past, present, and future. Just listen to "Santa Claus Blues" on yer headphones.