Recorded by BILLY PIERCE on GIVE AND TAKE
Sunnyside: SSC 1026D / Recorded June 6, 1987
1st part: Trumpet, Alto Sax, C treble clef
2nd part: Tenor Sax, Alto Sax (Baritone Sax), Trombone
Rhythm Section: Piano, Bass, Drums, Guitar
This uptempo swinger is great for showing off technical prowess. The technically and rhythmically challenging lines lie well on the trumpet and the saxophone. The rhythm section parts also demand concentration and close interaction with the front line.
SOLOS: These changes rarely go where you'd expect them to. They contain some II-Vs but not in their usual context. They're a real challenge and ear opener for an experienced soloist.
BILL PIERCE (b. 1948) Tenor and soprano saxophonist Bill Pierce started as an R&B player, playing with artists like Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder. He first earned his Jazz reputation as a member of the legendary Jazz Messengers lineup that included Wynton Marsalis, Bobby Watson, James Williams and Charles Fambrough. He was a member of Tony Williams' Lifetime for several years and has recorded many albums with his friend James Williams as well as several as a leader. A respected educator, Bill is on the faculty at Berklee and continues to tour and record. This arrangement displays the style of a hard-swinging contemporary artist who continues to polish his reputation as a composer.
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