Recorded by DON SICKLER on NIGHT WATCH
Uptown: UPCD 27.39 / Recorded Sept. 19 & 21, 1990
1st part: Trumpet, Alto Sax
2nd part: Alto Sax
3rd part: Tenor Sax
4th part: Trombone, Tenor Sax
5th part: Baritone Sax
Rhythm Section: Piano, Bass, Drums, Guitar
The statement of the melody and the beginning of the first chorus of solos rely on a good sense of collective time, as the rhythm section plays only isolated figures with the horns. But once the relaxed swing feel starts in, it's smooth sailing. This is a great chart to challenge your band to think and count together.
SOLOS: These changes are full of colorful II-Vs that flow naturally but go to some interesting and unusual placesº a step beyond easy jazz chord changes.
Kenny Dorham/Trompeta Toccata (Blue Note 84181)
Roy Hargrove/Public Eye (BMG Novus 3113)
KENNY DORHAM (1924-1972). A founding member of The Jazz Messengers, along with Art Blakey, Horace Silver and Hank Mobley, Kenny replaced Clifford Brown in Max Roach's Quintet in 1956. Prior to that, he played with Dizzy Gillespie and Billy Eckstine and was part of Charlie Parker's group in 1948-1949. In the 1950s and '60s he made nearly 2 dozen records as a leader, including such Blue Note classics as "Whistle Stop," "Una Mas," and "Trompeta Toccata" (each with compositions of the same name), with sidemen including Joe Henderson, Tommy Flanagan, Paul Chambers, Sonny Rollins, Herbie Hancock, Hank Jones and Art Taylor. He later studied music at the graduate level at NYU and wrote film scores. His compositions, including Fair Weather, Lotus Blossom, Prince Albert and Blue Bossa, have been recorded by Clark Terry, Chet Baker, Freddie Hubbard, Art Farmer, Roy Hargrove, Nicholas Payton, Don Friedman, J.J. Johnson, Jimmy Heath, McCoy Tyner, Lou Donaldson, George Benson and by most of his former sidemen, among others.
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