This week Alan Mertens on KUSP’s Things Ain’t What They Used To Be features a tribute to Bob Brookmeyer, valve trombonist, bandleader, arranger, and educator, who passed away recently at age 81. It is (as usual) a wonderful show; you can listen to the entire show online (one of KUSP’s one week music show archives).
Also, here is the first of a five part interview with Brookmeyer by Marc Myers on Jazz Wax. Here, here, and here (this last includes an episode of NPR’s Jazz Profile dedicated to Brookmeyer) are some obits. Brookmeyer’s own website also includes information on his recent release, Standards. [photo: David Gross]
Good videos highlighting Bob Brookmeyer: