Recorded by CLAUDIO RODITI on CLAUDIO!
Uptown: UP27.27 / Recorded January 27, 1985
||Uptempo swing (rhythm changes)
This performance features sextet voicings added to the classic SONNY STITT composition as recorded on the legendary 1957 Verve session with Dizzy Gillespie and saxophonists Stitt and Sonny Rollins.
1st part: Trumpet, Alto Sax, C treble clef
2nd part: Tenor Sax, Alto Sax
3rd part: Trombone, Tenor Sax, Baritone Sax
Rhythm Section: Piano, Bass, Drums, Guitar
This bebop classic features a rhythm changes A section and a bridge made up of chromatic II-Vs. Simply mastering the melody will greatly augment one's bebop vocabulary, and the tricky 3/4 intro and coda will keep everybody on their toes.
SOLOS: Depending on the tempo, a reasonably experienced soloist should be able to navigate these straightforward bebop changes. As in many famous bebop tunes, there are lots of obscure II-Vs in the bridge that are great for becoming more familiar with some less common keys.
David Murray/Jazzosaurus Rex (Columbia 57336)
Dizzy Gillespie/Sonnyside Up (Verve 314 521 426)
James Moody/Moody's Party (Telarc 83382)
Ken Peplowski/It's A Lonesome Old Town (Concord 4673)
Carnegie Hall Salutes The Jazz Masters (Verve 314 523 150)
Billy Pierce/Equilateral (Sunnyside 1037)
Freddie Hubbard & Woody Shaw/Hubbard/Shaw Sessions (Blue Note 32747)
Mark Elf/Eternal Triangle (Jen Bay 0002)
and many more!
SONNY STITT (1924-1982) Originally a disciple of Charlie Parker on alto, Sonny Stitt developed a compelling sound of his own when he switched to tenor. He was in Billy Eckstine's big band at the time when it also included Fats Navarro, Dexter Gordon, Gene Ammons and Art Blakey. He later played in Dizzy Gillespie's big band and sextet. He is particularly well-known for the tenor battles he had on many sessions he co-led with Gene Ammons. Stitt continued to tour and record as a leader until his death.
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