Bob Brookmeyer ‎– The Modernity Of Bob Brookmeyer (Full Album)

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This session originally appeared as a Clef LP under a different title before it was reissued on Verve in 1957 as The Modernity of Bob Brookmeyer. Regardless of the title, the valve trombonist was extremely busy in the studios (as both a leader and a sideman) at this point in his career, and he prolifically turned out top-notch arrangements such as the seven tracks on this record. Accompanied by the great pianist Jimmy Rowles, bassist Buddy Clark, and drummer Mel Lewis, Brookmeyer’s fluid, sassy solos carry the day in the four standards and his three creative originals. Rowles seems a tad reserved compared to his own dates as a leader, though he still swings. Almost impossible to track down, this rare LP will likely turn up only in auction lists and the occasional estate sale of a serious jazz collector (AllMusic Review by Ken Dryden,

Track listing:

A1 You Took Advantage Of Me 0:00
A2 There Will Never Be Another You 5:35
A3 What Is There To Say 10:02
A4 He Ain’t Got Rhythm 13:47
B1 Jasmin 17:49
B2 The Bulldog Blues 22:30
B3 Sticks And Stems 30:34


Buddy Clark – bass
Mel Lewis – drums
Jimmy Rowles – piano
Bob Brookmeyer – trombone


Release: January 17, 1955
Recorded: July 5, 1954 – December 26, 1954