Edition: JAZZ COMBO ARRANGEMENT (4 HORNS WITH RHYTHM)
Description: SWING - MEDIUM DIFFICULT
Publisher: Second Floor Music/Hal Leonard
This challenging Jack Montrose arrangement is straight from the original version, recorded on the Pacific Jazz label, of CLIFFORD BROWN classics. Montrose earned a solid reputation as an arranger, working with West Coast jazz giants Chet Baker and Art Pepper, as well as this session with Brown.
Rhythm Section: Piano, Bass, Drums
[JRTS]* This version of Brown's bebop classic will push the horns' technique and collective time feel. The intro explores the challenging first phrase of the melody in several keys before settling into the statement of the head. The trumpet carries the melody and the only accompaniment is a rhythmic background texture created by the other horns. The rhythm section eventually enters, but only with a figure that goes against the rhythmic tide, increasing the responsibility of the horn players to hold things together. SOLOS: This is another set of classic bebop changes that goes to some uncommon keys and will be valuable to anyone who really wants to master playing over bebop harmonies. Also see the quintet chart (Clifford's own arrangement). * Jazz Repertory Transcription Series includes chord voicings, bass lines, drum fills and cued melody lines in rhythm section parts.