- The album "Portrait Of The Artist" was originally released in 1960 as Atlantic 1320.
"The Four Brothers Sound" was originally released in 1958 as Atlantic 1295.
- Released: June 28, 1999
- Originally Released: 1999
- Label: Collectables Records
- Original Album #1: Atlantic 1320 (1960)
- Original Album #2: Atlantic 1295 (1958)
Description by OLDIES.com:
Bob Brookmeyer first started out as a pianist, but gained fame as a trombonist in the Gerry Mulligan quartet. A top arranger as well, he often switched back to piano and could hold his own with jazz's best. On this disc you'll also hear a set from Jimmy Giuffre. Since he began his career playing in the '40s, Giuffre has made a career out of creating surprising music.
- 1.Introduction & First Movement
- 2.Second Movement
- 3.Third Movement
- 4.Fourth Movement
- 5.It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
- 6.Mellow Drama
- 7.Out Of Nowhere
- 8.Darn That Dream
- 9.Four Brothers
- 10.Ode To Switzerland
- 11.Blues In The Barn
- 13.I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues
- 14.Come Rain Or Come Shine
- 15.Memphis In June
- 16.Cabin In The Sky
- 17.Ol' Folks
2 LPs on 1 CD: Bob Brookmeyer: PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST (1960)/Jimmy Giuffre: THE FOUR BROTHERS SOUND (1958).
Includes liner notes by Nat Hentoff and Martin Williams.
PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST:
Personnel: Bob Brookmeyer (trombone, piano); Gene Quill (alto saxophone, clarinet); Gene Allen (tenor & baritone saxophones); Al Cohn (tenor saxophone); Danny Bank (baritone saxophone, flute, bass clarinet); Ernie Royal, Bernie Glow, Nick Travis, Irvin Markowitz, Ray Copeland (trumpet); Earl Chapin, John Barrows (French horn); Frank Rehak (trombone); Don Butterfield, Bill Barber (tuba); George Duvivier (bass); Charlie Persip (drums).
Originally released on Atlantic (1320).
THE FOUR BROTHERS SOUND:
Personnel: Jimmy Giuffre (tenor saxophone); Bob Brookmeyer (piano); Jim Hall (guitar).
Originally released on Atlantic (1295).
Personnel: Bob Brookmeyer (trombone, piano); Danny Bank (flute, clarinet, baritone saxophone); Gene Quill (clarinet, alto saxophone); Jimmy Giuffre, Al Cohn (tenor saxophone); Ernie Royal, Irvin "Marky" Markowitz, Ray Copeland , Bernie Glow, Nick Travis (trumpet); John Barrows, Earl Chapin (French horn); Frank Rehak (trombone); Billy Barber , Don Butterfield (tuba); Charlie Persip (drums).
Recording information: 06/23/1958-04/06/1959.
In 1999, Collectables released Portrait of the Artist/Four Brothers Sound, which contained two complete albums -- Portrait of the Artist (1960, originally released on Atlantic) and Four Brothers Sound (1958, originally released on Atlantic) -- by Bob Brookmeyer on one compact disc. ~ Jason Birchmeier