John Benson Brooks

Real Name:
John Benson Brooks
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B. February 23, 1917, Houlton, Maine
D. November 13, 1999, New York City

American jazz pianist, songwriter, arranger, and composer. Among his best-known compositions are "You Came A Long Way From St. Louis", "Where Flamingos Fly", "Over The Weekend" and "Just As Though You Were Here". His composition "Bird Meets Cage" was performed over WBAI in January 1961.

Studied with Joseph Schillinger in the 1940's, and with John Cage at the New School in 1960. Brooks was also fascinated by the occult, and studied and corresponded with astrologer Marc Edmund Jones beginning in 1943.
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Albums

A10V 0097 John Benson Brooks - Folk Jazz U.S.A. album art John Benson Brooks Folk Jazz U.S.A. (Album) VIK A10V 0097 Italy 1957 Sell This Version
LX-1083 John Benson Brooks - Folk Jazz U.S.A. album art John Benson Brooks Folk Jazz U.S.A.(LP, Album, Mono) VIK LX-1083 Canada 1957 Sell This Version
RLP 12-276 John Benson Brooks - Alabama Concerto album art John Benson Brooks Featuring Cannonball Adderley, Art Farmer John Benson Brooks Featuring Cannonball Adderley, Art Farmer - Alabama Concerto (Album) Riverside Records, Riverside Records RLP 12-276 US 1959 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

EXA 240 John Benson Brooks - Folk Jazz U.S.A. album art John Benson Brooks Folk Jazz U.S.A.(7", EP) Vik EXA 240 US 1956 Sell This Version

Compilations

LHJ10275 John Benson Brooks - Folk Jazz U.S.A. / Alabama Concerto album art John Benson Brooks Featuring: Cannonball Adderley, Zoot Sims, Al Cohn & Art Farmer John Benson Brooks Featuring: Cannonball Adderley, Zoot Sims, Al Cohn & Art Farmer - Folk Jazz U.S.A. / Alabama Concerto (Comp, Album) Lone Hill Jazz LHJ10275 Europe 2007 Sell This Version