John Benson Brooks
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.
John Benson Brooks Discography Tracks
- 6 Instruments & Performance
- 215 Writing & Arrangement
- 4 Conducting & Leading
- 1 Acting, Literary & Spoken
|John Benson Brooks||Folk Jazz U.S.A. (Album)||VIK||US||1957||Sell This Version|
|John Benson Brooks Featuring Cannonball Adderley, Art Farmer||John Benson Brooks Featuring Cannonball Adderley, Art Farmer - Alabama Concerto (Album)||Riverside Records||US||1959||Sell This Version|
Singles & EPs
|EXA 240||John Benson Brooks||Folk Jazz U.S.A. (7", EP)||Vik||EXA 240||US||1956||Sell This Version|
|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. and Alabama Concerto (Album, Comp)||Lone Hill Jazz||Europe||2007||Sell This Version|