Recorded by FRANK WESS & JOHNNY COLES on TWO AT THE TOP
Uptown: UP27.14 (LP) / Recorded June 8 & 9, 1983
This arrangement was recorded featuring tenor saxophonist Frank Wess, of Count Basie fame, and trumpeter Johnny Coles, who was a featured soloist with Gil Evans and Charles Mingus. The chart is enhanced by Rodgers' own piano voicings.
1st part: Trumpet, Alto Sax, C treble clef
2nd part: Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Trombone
Rhythm Section: Piano, Bass, Drums, Guitar
Piano Voicings by Rodgers Grant
Bass Lines by Reggie Johnson
Drum Part by Kenny Washington
FULL SCORE [JRTS]*
This is a beautiful melody, flowing through some gorgeous harmonies.
SOLOS: A challenging progression, but well worth the effort of learning.
* Jazz Repertory Transcription Series includes chord voicings, bass lines, drum fills and cued melody lines above rhythm section parts.
Hubert Laws/Best Of Hubert Laws (Columbia 45479)
Ralph Moore/Images (Landmark 1520)
Stan Getz/Live At Montmartre (SteepleChase 31073)
RODGERS GRANT (b. 1935) Pianist Rodgers Grant is best known for his work with Mongo Santamaria in the 1960s, where, for a time, Herbie Hancock was his substitute. His composition Morning Star has been frequently recorded by Stan Getz, Hubert Laws, Ralph Moore and others. He was a co-writer of the pop hit "Yeh Yeh" which is sometimes featured in film and TV soundtracks. Sonny Fortune, Groove Holmes, T.S. Monk, and Mongo are among the other Jazz artists who have recorded his compositions.
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