Recorded by ART BLAKEY & THE JAZZ MESSENGERS on CHIPPIN' IN
Timeless: CD SJP 340 / Recorded February 1 & 2, 1990
Three young Jazz Messengers contributed arrangements to this Blakey album: pianist GEOFF KEEZER, saxophonist JAVON JACKSON and trumpeter BRIAN LYNCH have since recorded their own albums as leaders. All the septet arrangements are provided with alternate parts.
1st part: Trumpet, Alto Sax
2nd part: Tenor Sax 1, Alto Sax
3rd part: Tenor Sax 2, Trombone
4th part: Trombone, Baritone Sax
Rhythm Section: Piano, Bass, Drums, Guitar
A modern-sounding and straight-forward bluesy melody is set with advanced modern harmonies. This arrangement is full of great dynamic moments and opportunities to show off a group's musicality.
SOLOS: The solo changes are very modern and will challenge even an improviser with a command of more conventional jazz harmony. A good representation of where modern jazz harmony is going and a great place to start for a musician who wants to become familiar with it.
Geoff Keezer/Curveball (Sunnyside 1045)
GEOFF KEEZER (b. 1970). Geoff studied piano at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and later at Berklee on full scholarship. He completed his jazz education as pianist with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers. Already an in-demand jazz veteran, Geoff recorded his first album as a leader (featuring several of his own compositions) when he was 17. He has recorded several albums as a leader and many more as a sideman with Blakey, Dizzy Gillespie, Art Farmer, Roy Hargrove and his mentor, James Williams, among others.
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