Recorded by GRANT GREEN on SOLID
Blue Note: LT 990 / Recorded on June 12, 1964
||Medium swing (12/8 feel)
1st part: Trumpet, Alto Sax, C treble clef
2nd part: Tenor Sax, Alto Sax, C treble clef
3rd part: Trombone, Tenor Sax, Baritone Sax, C treble clef
Rhythm Section: Piano, Bass, Drums, Guitar
This chart features piano or guitar, opening it up with an ostinato intro and continue with the melody to the bridge supported by chords provided by the horns. The horns join the rhythm section with the melody at the bridge, and then fade subtly into the background again for the final A. Manageable lines for the horns and rhythm make it playable by musicians of all ability levels, plus the 12/8 feel makes it a perfect introduction to this type of groove for younger players.
SOLOS: The A and B sections are comprised primarily of two-chord vamps, which make them easy to hear and fun to solo over. The form is AABA and 32 bars.
GRANT GREEN (1931-1979). Born in St. Louis, Grant Green began gigging in local clubs at the tender age of 13. He gained experience playing with Jimmy Forrest, Jack Murphy, and Sam Lazar, among others. His affinity for and experience playing R&B as well as jazz led to the development of his own voice--a soulful expressive style that utilizes seemingly technically simple lines to convey much emotion. Grant moved to New York in 1960, where his talent was quickly recognized by Lou Donaldson who introduced his playing to Blue Note. His first record for that label was well received by jazz fans and critics, and consequently others followed. He won a Downbeat critic's poll new star award in 1962, but was off the scene for a period in the mid sixties. He then came back, leading his own combos in New York until close to his untimely death.
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