Bob Brookmeyer’s KC Seven – Kansas City Revisited

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Kansas City Revisited is an album by jazz trombonist and arranger Bob Brookmeyer featuring Brookmeyer’s new orchestrations of 1920s and ’30s era Kansas City jazz tunes. The album was recorded in 1958 for the United Artists label.

“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. This memorable set is long overdue to be reissued on CD.” – Scott Yanow/AllMusic.

Track listing:
Jumpin’ at the Woodside” (Count Basie) – 7:37
A Blues” (Big Miller) – 5:05
Blue and Sentimental” (Basie, Jerry Livingston, Mack David) – 6:53
Doggin’ Around” (Edgar Battle, Herschel Evans) – 8:39
Moten Swing” (Bennie Moten, Buster Moten) – 10:12
Travlin’ Light” (Trummy Young, Jimmy Mundy, Johnny Mercer) – 3:32

Bob Brookmeyer – valve trombone
Al Cohn, Paul Quinichette – tenor saxophone
Nat Pierce – piano
Jim Hall – guitar
Addison Farmer – bass
Osie Johnson – drums
Big Miller – vocals (tracks 2 & 6)


Released: 1958
Recorded: October 23, 1958
Olmstead Studios, NYC
Label: United Artists
UAL 4008/UAS 5008
Producer: Jack Lewis