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Bob Brookmeyer

Bob Brookmeyer

(1929 – 2011)

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Bob Brookmeyer

Bob Brookmeyer
(1929 – 2011)

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(1929 – 2011)
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About Bob
This is an online obituary dedicated to Bob Brookmeyer. Robert Brookmeyer was an American jazz valve trombonist, pianist, arranger, and composer.
Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Bob Brookmeyer first gained widespread public attention as a member of Gerry Mulligan'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. In 1980 this band recorded an album of his compositions/arrangements on which two tracks featured Clark Terry.
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/>After a period in Europe, he returned to the United States, where he continued to write and record. Bob Brookmeyer also taught jazz composition at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.
In June 2005, Bob Brookmeyer joined ArtistShare and announced a project to fund an upcoming third album featuring his New Art Orchestra. The resulting Grammy-nominated CD, titled Spirit Music, was released in summer 2006.
In September 2011, possibly his last recording Standards was released. It features the New Art Orchestra with vocalist Fay Claassen.
Bob Brookmeyer died on the 16th December 2011. This is an online tribute dedicated to his life and his music. May he rest in peace.
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Bob Brookmeyer

This is an online obituary dedicated to Bob Brookmeyer. Robert Brookmeyer was an American jazz valve trombonist, pianist, arranger, and composer.
Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Bob Brookmeyer first gained widespread public attention as a member of Gerry Mulligan'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. In 1980 this band recorded an album of his compositions/arrangements on which two tracks featured Clark Terry.

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