Recorded by J.J. JOHNSON on The Complete Columbia J.J. JOHNSON Small Group Sessions
Mosaic: MD7-169 / Sony: 28086 / Recorded January 31, 1957
||Medium up swing
1st part: Trombone, Trumpet, Alto Sax, C treble clef
2nd part: Tenor Sax, Alto Sax (Baritone Sax), Trombone
Rhythm Section: Piano, Bass, Drums, Guitar
By focusing on the intervals of a second and a seventh, Jaspar creates a colorful melody over changes roughly equvalent to those of What Is This Thing Called Love. Some of the large intervals may require a little work at first, but this intriguing melody will surely make for an impressive performance. The B section of the melody is given different settings at the beginning and at the end.
SOLOS: The solo changes are full of II-Vs and they stay within the easier key centers, making them playable by musicians of most any ability level.
originally on J.J. Johnson/Dial J.J.5 (Columbia CL 1085)
BOBBY JASPAR (1926-1963) Belgian-born flutist and tenor saxophonist, Bobby Jaspar was a first-call sideman in the Fifties and Sixties. He played with Toots Thielmanns, Chet Baker, J.J. Johnson, Donald Byrd, Miles Davis and many others. He also recorded several albums as a leader.
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