Recorded by ART FARMER on Ph.D.
Contemporary: CCD 14055-2 / Recorded April 3 & 4, 1989
Art Farmer recognized JAMES WILLIAMS' exemplary
talents as a writer and performer. Guitarists will be sure to appreciate the legendary Kenny Burrell's work on these recordings.
1st part: Trumpet, Alto Sax, C treble clef
2nd part: Tenor Sax, Alto Sax, Trumpet, Trombone, Guitar
3rd part: Guitar, Trumpet, Tenor Sax, Baritone Sax, Trombone
Rhythm Section: Piano, Bass, Drums, Guitar
While this arrangement does not pose any techincal problems, it requires musical maturity to maintain energy and emotion as well as to make a musical statement at the very restrained tempo this chart is meant to be performed. Most effective when used to contrast with an intricate, fast, or technically demanding chart.
SOLOS: The solo changes consist of an extended section of soloing in the Phrygian mode followed by some easy chord changes to round out the form.
JAMES WILLIAMS (b. 1951). After teaching at Berklee for 3 years, James joined Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers in 1977 (in a group that included
Wynton Marsalis, Bobby Watson and Billy Pierce), where he played piano on 10 separate recordings. Since 1981, he has recorded more than 20 albums as a leader and another 20 as a sideman, many of which he also produced. He records his compositions in various settings, including vocal arrangements with the Boys Choir of Harlem and his new group, Intensive Care Unit. He has taught at the Hartt conservatory, was an artist-in-residence at Harvard and Dartmouth and continues to conduct clinics across the country and in Europe. James organized a 5-piano tour, "The Key Players," and produces critically acclaimed artist tributes at New York's Merkin Concert Hall. A "musician's musician," James' compositions such as Alter Ego, Fourplay, and Old Times Sake have been recorded by many Jazz greats including Blakey, Gary Burton, Art Farmer, Tommy Flanagan, Roy Hargrove, Clifford Jordan and T.S. Monk.
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