Limited Edition, Audiophile Remastering, High Quality 180 Gram Vinyl! Pressed at Pallas in Germany!
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.
Brookmeyer has also worked with Clark Terry and the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis
Orchestra in the 1960s.
The trombonist Bob Brookmeyer is joined by many jazz musicians for this
recording including tenor sax players Al Cohn and Paul Quinichette, guitarist
Jim Hall. The album also introduced Big Miller on vocals who came to be chiefly
associated with the Kansas City blues style. Miller won fame as a 'blues
shouter', a vocalist whose vocal force was powerful enough that it could be
heard in an auditorium with a big band behind it even without a microphone.
"Cool jazz meets swing on this valuable but long out of print LP. Valve
trombonist Bob Brookmeyer, tenors Al Cohn and Paul Quinichette, pianist Nat
Pierce, guitarist Jim Hall, bassist Addison Farmer and drummer Osie Johnson
perform four songs associated with the late '30s Count Basie Orchestra plus a
couple of numbers ("A Blues" and "Travlin' Light") that are sung by the
underrated vocalist Big Miller who was making his recording debut at the time."
- Scott Yanow, All Music Guide
• Limited Edition 180g Vinyl
• Audiophile Remastering
• Pressed at Pallas in Germany
• Original on the Blue Note Label
Bob Brookmeyer, trombone
Al Cohn, tenor saxophone
Paul Quinichette, tenor saxophone
Jim Hall, guitar
Big Miller, vocals
Nat Pierce, piano
Addison Farmer, bass
Osie Johnson, drums
1. Jumping At the Woodside
2. A Blues
3. Blue and Sentimental
1. Doggin' Around
2. Moten Swing
3. Travlin' Light
Recorded October 1958, New York.