About the album
American trombonist/pianist/arranger Bob Brookmeyer(1929) is one of the living monuments in modern jazz. He played with Stan Getz, Gerry Mulligan, Jimmy Giuffre, Clark Terry, Thad Jones, Mel Lewis and many other jazz greats. Since 1981 he works regularly in Cologne and Stockholm as composer/conductor which resulted in the creation of the New Art Orchestra. Following the success of "New Works" (CHR 70066), which was CD of the Year in England, this is the second CD he recorded for Challenge Records with this orchestra, reinforced with Dutch trumpeters Eric Vloeimans and Angelo Verploegen and trombonists Jan Oosting and Bert Pfeiffer. Bob said: "The music came out a little different for me this time. It arrived as '"character pieces," with a will of their own and I sometimes felt like a transcriber, following orders."