Gloomy Sunday and Other Bright Moments

Gloomy Sunday and Other Bright Moments is an album by jazz trombonist and arranger Bob Brookmeyer recorded in 1961 for the Verve label.[1][2] Brookmeyer said: "I consider it my pride and joy. I took many creative risks here, most based on the heels of working with Bill [Finegan]. I used woodwinds, double reeds and other instrument configurations I hadn't used before. My attitude toward the orchestration was really a big step forward in my development".[3]

Gloomy Sunday and Other Bright Moments
Studio album by
The Bob Brookmeyer Orchestra
RecordedNovember 6, 7 & 8, 1961
New York City
V/V6 8455
ProducerCreed Taylor
Bob Brookmeyer chronology
Recorded Fall 1961
Gloomy Sunday and Other Bright Moments
Trombone Jazz Samba


Professional ratings
Review scores

AllMusic awarded the album 4 stars.[4]

Track listing

  1. "Caravan" (Juan Tizol, Duke Ellington, Irving Mills) - 3:40
  2. "Why Are You Blue" (Gary McFarland) - 4:22
  3. "Some of My Best Friends" (Al Cohn) - 5:10
  4. "Gloomy Sunday" (Rezső Seress) - 5:40
  5. "Ho Hum" (Bob Brookmeyer) - 4:40
  6. "Detour Ahead" (Herb Ellis, Johnny Frigo, Lou Carter) - 4:30
  7. "Days Gone By; Oh My!" (Gary McFarland) - 5:00
  8. "Where, Oh Where" (Cole Porter) - 3:45



  1. Verve Records Catalog: 8400 series accessed November 27, 2015
  2. Edwards, D. & Callahan, M. Verve Label Discography, accessed November 27, 2015
  3. Meyers, M., Jazz Wax interview: Bob Brookmeyer, accessed November 29, 2015
  4. Allmusic listing, accessed November 27, 2015
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