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Bob Brookmeyer's release of "Seven Classic Albums" contains the following
"Brookmeyer (1956)",
"Stretching Out (1958)",
"Kansas City Revisited (1958)",
"The Blues Hot And Cold (1960)",
"Recorded Fall 1961 (1961)",
"7 x Wilder (1961)" and
"Trombone Jazz Samba (1962)".

Seven Classic Albums held on 4 CDs means that you get an awful lot for not a lot of money.

The Real Gone Jazz label has garnered some really good reviews for sound quality.
The digitally enhanced sound is a good indicator but for a proper review I really suggest you read other, more knowledgeable people's reviews.
The collection is on 4 CDs encased in a double wide jewel case.

But Amazon, at the time of review have not given a list of the classic albums or the track listings.

If you cut and paste for your computer or Brennan don't include the last track on CD4.

So this may be of interest and use?
As always if you see any typos add a note and I will correct and credit you with the correction- just add a comment......

[Disc 1]
1. Oh, Jane Snavely 3.08
2. Nature Boy 7.04
3. Just you, Just me 2.41
4. I'm old fashioned 2.54
5. Gone Latin 3.08
6. Zing went the strings of my heart 6.28
7. Big City Life 4.09
8. Open country 6.08
9. Confusion blues 4.16
Stretching Out
10. Stretching out 6.07
11. Now will you be good 5.26
12. Pennies from Heaven 6.14
13. King Porter Stomp 4.37
14. Ain't misbehavin' 6.53
15. Bee Kay 6.39

[Disc 2]
Kansas City Revisted
1. Jumpin' at the woodside 7.59
2. A blues (what's on your mind) 5.04
3. Blue and sentimental 6.52
4. Doggin' around 8.39
5. Moten swing 10.10
6. Trav'lin light 3.32
The Blues Hot And Cold
7. Languid blues 7.25
8. On the sunny side of the street 6.07
9. Stoppin' at the savoy 5.59
10. I got rhythm 4.56

[Disc 3]
The Blues Hot And Cold (cont.)
1. Smoke gets in your eyes 5.52
2. Hot and cold blues 8.02
Recorded Fall 1961
3. Minuet circa '61 10.36
4. Who could care 4.44
5. Nice work if you can get it 5.53
6. Thump, thump, thump 6.49
7. A nightingale sang in berkeley square 6.57
8. Love jumped out 7.45

[Disc 4]
7 x Wilder
1. While we're young 6.12
2. That's the way it goes 4.44
3. The wrong blues 4.34
4. It's so peaceful in the country 4.05
5. Blues for alec 6.08
6. I'll be around 4.28
7. Who can i turn to 4.26
Trombone Jazz Samba
8. Samba de orfeu 4.05
9. Manha de carnaval 4.30
10. Blues bossa nova 4.06
11. Qual e o po 3.28
12. A felicidade 3.13
13. Mutiny on the bounty (main theme) 2.02
14. Chara tua tristeza 4.09
15. Col Bogey Bossa Nova 2.13
16. Bossa Nova boys fron the ole Glen. 2.54
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on 9 January 2014
I have been familiar with the work of Bob Brookmeyer, ever since I heard his 1950's recordings with Stan Getz and Gerry Mulligan (Is that really 60 years ago ?) All the collections here are well re-mastered and sound quality is good throughout. The 7 albums are quite varied but all are of high quality and with a veritable galaxy of accompanying soloists and rhythm men, including none less than Stan Getz, Zoot Sims, Al Cohn, Harry Edison, Hank Jones, Freddie Green and Jim Hall. The pick of the bunch for me is the 1961 album with Getz, and the 1958 one with Sims and Edison, though it would be hard to find a disappointing album amongst the seven. To those already familiar with Brookmeyer this a welcome bargain set and it would be a good intro for the uninitiated. A very good buy !
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on 21 April 2014
It is very good value to have all these albums together. There is a leaflet inside with 6 pages of information about other reissues by this company but only one page listing the actual albums and personnel on the specific album. Also at the back listing of tracks in very small type and their length but no notes about the albums or the artists, all of which one does expect with reissues. This company Real Gone Jazz could easily have commissioned some notes. By careful cross checking one can work out who is playing when and where but no thanks to the very poor information supplied. If all that doesn't bother you, the music is fine, but no context is offered for particular albums.
So good reissue, but packaging and data done on the cheap.
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on 14 December 2013
Bought on spec as BB not well known to me. A good relaxed listen without squawking saxes, a pet hate of mine. Recommended for lovers of West Coast jazz.
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