[JPL] Ralph MacDonald RIP

Paul Combs pcomb at comcast.net
Mon Dec 19 12:23:34 EST 2011


The news just come in on another news-group with a link to MacDonald's 
Web-site, where it reported that he died yesterday.

<http://www.ralphmacdonald.com/index.php?page=Home&n_id=130 
<http://www.ralphmacdonald.com/index.php?page=Home&n_id=130>>

Paul

On 12/19/11 11:54 AM, Lois Gilbert wrote:
> I don't recall see a thread on Ralph's passing. Man, he was the best -
> percussionist, composer and producer, and I might add avid boxing fan. He
> taught me to love boxing.
>
>
>
>
> Lois Gilbert
> www.jazzcorner.com
> @jazzcorner
> 917-686-8210
> Skype: jazzcorner2
>
>
>
> On Mon, Dec 19, 2011 at 11:48 AM, Bradley Stone<stonebradley1 at gmail.com>wrote:
>
>    
>> Aloha, all,
>>
>> Deeply saddened to hear of Bob's passing - one of our great composers and
>> arrangers - I always enjoyed bringing a new Brookmeyer chart to my radio
>> audience.  He truly deserved "wider recognition".
>>
>> A light is on,
>>
>> Brad
>>
>>
>>
>> On Sat, Dec 17, 2011 at 3:42 PM, Tom Reney<tr at wfcr.org>  wrote:
>>
>>      
>>> Doug Ramsey's Rifftides blog on his late friend quotes Brookmeyer
>>> admitting that some of the music he made during a difficult period in his
>>> life "could make your teeth hurt."
>>> And only a few weeks ago, a friend who played on Woody Herman's band
>>> recalled a concert of Brookmeyer's music at Monterey that sent the
>>>        
>> audience
>>      
>>> running for the exits.  But when music of this type is considered in the
>>> context of Brookmeyer's overall output, much of which is celebratory,
>>> swinging and thoughtful, I can only conclude that he was emotionally
>>>        
>> honest
>>      
>>> in his art.
>>>
>>> This morning I'm digging his 1997 Challenge recording New
>>> Works/Celebration, a piece he composed for a concert with Gerry Mulligan
>>>        
>> in
>>      
>>> 1994 and here features the amazing Scott Robinson on baritone.
>>> Tom
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On 12/17/2011 7:38 AM, DPolletta at aol.com wrote:
>>>
>>>        
>>>> In a message dated 12/16/2011 11:00:34 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
>>>> jstein at berklee.edu writes:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Friends,
>>>>
>>>> Many fitting tributes to Bob Brookmeyer as an  arranger. I know him also
>>>> as
>>>> a wonderful instrumentalist and have spent many  hours listening to him
>>>> improvising jazz on his horn.
>>>>
>>>> He played on many  recordings. Here's one I love that flies under the
>>>> radar
>>>> a little bit: Night  Lights, by Gerry Mulligan. Bob is a sideman, along
>>>> with Art Farmer, Jim Hall,  Bill Crow, and Donald Bailey. It is very
>>>> mainstream, not innovative or  ground-breaking, and mostly mellow. But
>>>> what tasteful,
>>>> impeccable, lyrical  playing by every musician on the date!>
>>>> ""Night Lights" is a wonderful date.  Lonehill reissued it, IIRC in a
>>>>   disc
>>>> called The Complete Gerry Mulligan Sextet."  They also did one of for
>>>>          
>>   the
>>      
>>>> Mulligan/Brookmeyer Quartet...as well as collecting the session he made
>>>> with
>>>>   Clark Terry.
>>>> Love Bob's playing on "Jazz Reunion" with Pee Wee Russell and Coleman
>>>> Hawkins...and a great 3 cd box Mosaic did features "Traditionalism
>>>> Revisted," w/
>>>>   Jim Hall and Jimmy Giuffre, "the Street Swingers" with Hall and Jimmy
>>>> Raney...and a couple of slightly larger groups that remind us, that for
>>>> all of
>>>> his great big band writing in his later years, which often took on a
>>>>          
>> kind
>>      
>>>> of  pastel, floating character, this was a guy who loved to swing KC
>>>> style.
>>>>
>>>> Thanks for all the good sides Bob!
>>>>
>>>> Dan Polletta
>>>> WCPN-FM
>>>> ideastream
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>>
>>>> Jazz Programmers' Mailing List: jazzproglist at jazzweek.com
>>>> List information: http://lists.jazzweek.com/**
>>>> mailman/listinfo/jazzproglist<
>>>>          
>> http://lists.jazzweek.com/mailman/listinfo/jazzproglist>
>>      
>>>> List archive: http://lists.jazzweek.com/**pipermail/jazzproglist/<
>>>>          
>> http://lists.jazzweek.com/pipermail/jazzproglist/>
>>      
>>>> Sponsorship information: jplsponsor at jazzweek.com
>>>>
>>>>          
>>> --
>>> Tom Reney
>>>
>>> Jazz à la Mode
>>> Monday-Friday 8-11 p.m.
>>>
>>> WFCR
>>> New England Public Radio
>>> 131 County Circle
>>> Amherst, MA 01003
>>>
>>> tr at nepr.net
>>> www.nepr.net
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>>
>>> Jazz Programmers' Mailing List: jazzproglist at jazzweek.com
>>> List information: http://lists.jazzweek.com/**
>>> mailman/listinfo/jazzproglist<
>>>        
>> http://lists.jazzweek.com/mailman/listinfo/jazzproglist>
>>      
>>> List archive: http://lists.jazzweek.com/**pipermail/jazzproglist/<
>>>        
>> http://lists.jazzweek.com/pipermail/jazzproglist/>
>>      
>>> Sponsorship information: jplsponsor at jazzweek.com
>>>
>>>        
>>
>>
>> --
>> Dr. Brad Stone
>> Music Director (Jazz, World, Blues) and Faculty Advisor
>> KSJS-FM
>> San Jose State University
>> San Jose, CA   95192-0094
>>
>> 9381 Durango Lane, Gilroy, CA   95020
>> Music Calls: Weds., 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., PT
>> home office: (408) 337-1655
>>
>>
>> --
>>
>> Jazz Programmers' Mailing List: jazzproglist at jazzweek.com
>> List information: http://lists.jazzweek.com/mailman/listinfo/jazzproglist
>> List archive: http://lists.jazzweek.com/pipermail/jazzproglist/
>> Sponsorship information: jplsponsor at jazzweek.com
>>
>>      
>
> --
>
> Jazz Programmers' Mailing List: jazzproglist at jazzweek.com
> List information: http://lists.jazzweek.com/mailman/listinfo/jazzproglist
> List archive: http://lists.jazzweek.com/pipermail/jazzproglist/
> Sponsorship information: jplsponsor at jazzweek.com
>
>    



More information about the jazzproglist mailing list