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The Blues Hot and Cold

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The Blues Hot and Cold
Studio album by
The Bob Brookmeyer Quartet
RecordedJune 16, 1960
Los Angeles, CA
MGV 8385
ProducerNorman Granz
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The Blues Hot and Cold is an album by jazz trombonist and arranger Bob Brookmeyer recorded in 1960 for the Verve label.[1][2]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[3]

The Allmusic review by Ken Dryden stated "Bob Brookmeyer is thought of as a cool jazz stylist, though the valve trombonist throws everyone a curve with these 1960 small group dates. Accompanied by pianist Jimmy Rowles, bassist Buddy Clark, and drummer Mel Lewis, Brookmeyer delves into music from the swing era, utilizing a mute throughout most of the album, something he doesn't use all that often".[3]

Track listing

All compositions by Bob Brookmeyer except as indicated

  1. "On the Sunny Side of the Street" (Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields) - 6:04
  2. "Stoppin' at the Savoy" - 5:54
  3. "Languid Blues" - 7:21
  4. "I Got Rhythm" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 4:53
  5. "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" (Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach) - 5:48
  6. "Hot and Cold Blues" - 7:57



  1. ^ Verve Records Catalog: 8300 series accessed November 27, 2015
  2. ^ Edwards, D. & Callahan, M. Verve Label Discography, accessed November 27, 2015
  3. ^ a b Dryden, Ken. The Blues Hot and Cold – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved November 27, 2015.
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