[JPL] Bob Brookmeyer RIP

Lois Gilbert jazz at jazzcorner.com
Fri Dec 16 14:46:31 EST 2011


from http://bobbrookmeyer.com

I am sad beyond sad


Lois Gilbert
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On Fri, Dec 16, 2011 at 2:45 PM, Lois Gilbert <jazz at jazzcorner.com> wrote:

>  BOB BROOKMEYER (1929-2011) <http://www.bobbrookmeyer.com/>
>  12/16/2011 11:42:39 AM - It’s with great sadness that we share the news
> that Bob Brookmeyer passed away last night, just three days shy of his 82nd
> birthday. Bob was an integral force in music, making some of the greatest
> groups in jazz history what we know and admire today. Whether as a
> composer, arranger or trombonist, his voice is immediately discernible from
> the very first note, always bringing a smile and one word: "Brookmeyer."
>
> For many of us, Bob has always been a tremendous inspiration and an
> overflowing wealth of knowledge. You'd be hard to find a large ensemble
> composer that doesn't have Bob's name top on their list of favorites. For
> those lucky enough to have the opportunity to study with him, we were given
> more than just an education in the art of being a great composer, we were
> given a level of both love and support that expanded far beyond the
> classroom. He had a wonderful ability to cultivate our inner strengths, yet
> pull us out of our comfort zones and stretch us farther than we could have
> ever imagined possible.
>
> Bob, you were an amazing force and a fearless leader to all jazz
> composers. Thank you for your years of inspiration, support, and for
> leaving a legacy of music to continually inspire us for years to come.
> Lois Gilbert
> www.jazzcorner.com
> @jazzcorner
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>
>
> On Fri, Dec 16, 2011 at 2:22 PM, Jae Sinnett <jaejazz at yahoo.com> wrote:
>
>>
>> Oh man...one of the greatest arranger/composers...period...not just jazz.
>> His influence on Maria Schneider is unmistakable. "New Works" on Challenge
>> I believe was a masterpiece. Another sleeper in my view was by vocalist
>> Helen Schneider...her "Right As the Rain" CD with Brookmeyer doing the
>> arranging. What a great loss indeed. R.I.P.
>>
>> Jae Sinnett
>>
>> From: Paul Combs <pcomb at comcast.net>
>> To: Jazz Programmers Mailing List <jazzproglist at jazzweek.com>
>> Sent: Friday, December 16, 2011 2:10 PM
>> Subject: [JPL] Bob Brookmeyer RIP
>>
>>
>> Word has come on another news group, that Bob Brookmeyer died last night,
>> most likely of heart failure. More information is sure to follow.
>>
>> Always at a loss for words at these times,
>>
>> Paul
>>
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