The Blues Hot and Cold + 7 X Wilder
Lone Hill Jazz
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This release contains two complete consecutive albums by Bob Brookmeyer, The Blues Hot and Cold and 7X Wilder, both of which appear here on CD for the fisrt time ever. Although the two LPs were recorded in a quartet format, they have different personnel. Brookmeyer and Mel Lewis are the constants, while pianist Jimmy Rowles, guitarist Jim Hall and bassists Buddy Clark and Bill Crow are alternatine featured.
[1-6] The Blues Hot and Cold: Bob Brookmeyer (v-tb), Jimmy Rowles (p), Buddy Clark (b) & Mel Lewis (d).
Los Angeles, June 16, 1960.
“May there be more albums such as this; may there be more jazzmen as Bob Brookmeyer”
- Don DeMicheal
[7-13] 7 X Wilder:
Bob Brookmeyer (v-tb, p), Jim Hall (g), Bill Crow (b) & Mel Lewis (d).
New York, June 29, 1961.
“Chamber jazz of a high order results when this foursome explores the rewarding music of Alec Wilder.”
- John S. Wilson
1. On The Sunny Side Of The Street, 2. Stoppi’ At The Savoy, 3. Languid Blues, 4. I Got Rhythm, 5. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, 6. Hot and Cold Blues, 7. While We’re Young, 8. That’s The Way It Goes, 9. The Wrong Blues, 10. It’s So Peaceful In The Country, 11.Blues For Alec, 12. I’ll Be Around, 13. Who Can I Turn To?
Total Time: 72:30