spinner

Off the Beaten Track(s)

tue 26 dec 2006 16:00 
Composer: Frank Sinatra

Composer / pianist John Benson Brooks (1917-1999) gained fame early on as a songwriter for Frank Sinatra and others. In the 50s and 60s he also made 3 jazz records.

Claude Thornhill Orchestra: The Happy Stranger” (John Benson Brooks) 
Soloist: Claude Thornhill, piano. Arrangement: Gil Evans.   (2.37)
from the CD The Transcription Performances 1947 HEP CD 60
Gil Evans Orchestra: Where Flamingos Fly” (John Benson Brooks); soloist Jimmy Knepper (trombone). Arrangement: Gil Evans.  (5.11)
from the CD Out of the Cool    Impulse IMPD-186
John Benson Brooks Ensemble: 
>  “The New Saints”       (John Benson Brooks)   (2.13)
>  “Venezuela
”               (John Benson Brooks)   (4.28)
>  “Black is the Color”  (John Benson Brooks)    (3.09)
>  “Turtle Dove”            (John Benson Brooks)    (3.10)
from the LP Folk Jazz U.S.A.      VIK LX-1083
Performers: John Benson Brooks (leader, piano, compositions, arrangements); Zoot Sims (alto saxophone); Al Cohn (baritone saxophone); Nick Travis (trumpet); Barry Galbraith (guitar); Buddy Jones (contrabass); Osie Johnson (drums).
John Benson Brooks Ensemble: 
>  “The Henry John Story”                (John Benson Brooks)        (4.52)
>  “The Henry John Story(return)”   (John Benson Brooks)        (3.20)
>  “Job’s Red Wagon”                       (John Benson Brooks)        (3.14)
>  “Trampin’  ”                                  (John Benson Brooks)        (7.55)
>  “The Loop
”                                    (John Benson Brooks)        (2.23)
from the CD Alabama Concerto    Riverside OJCCD-1779-2.
Performers: John Benson Brooks (leader, piano, compositions, arrangements); Julian Adderley (alto saxophone); Art Farmer (trumpet); Barry Galbraith (guitar);Milt Hinton (contrabass).
Gil Evans Orchestra: Sirhan’s Blues” (John Benson Brooks) 
Arrangement: Gil Evans.   (7.42)
from the CD Live at the Public Theatre / N.Y.C. Vol. 1   Storyville STCD 5005
Claude Thornhill Orchestra:  Sunday Drivin’ ” (John Benson Brooks); Gene Williams (vocals). Arrangement: Gil Evans.    (2.27)
from the CD The Transcription Performances 1947, HEP CD 60  

Producer: