Recorded by CHARLIE ROUSE on SOCIAL CALL
Uptown: UP 27.18 (LP) / Recorded January 21 & 22, 1984
|Uptempo swing (rhythm changes)
1st part: Trumpet, Alto Sax, C treble clef
2nd part: Piano, Trumpet, Alto Sax, Guitar (C treble clef)
3rd part: Tenor Sax, Alto Sax (Baritone Sax), Trombone, C treble clef
Rhythm Section: (Piano), Bass, Drums
If the 2nd part is played by an instrument other than Piano, the Piano can function as part of the rhythm section by either doubling the 2rd part melody line or by comping.
Little Chico, named for Charlie's son, was first
recorded by Art Taylor as a unison front line rhythm changes head. For this recording, Charlie asked that the head be arranged so that it would be played in 3 different keys simultaneously. You can play it either as recorded, with a quintet (the piano plays one of the melody lines), or with a sextet (another front line instrument plays the 2nd part). To keep the new flavor to this arrangement, Charlie made the bridge move up in half steps, instead of a conventional rhythm bridge.
SOLOS: (rhythm changes) As recorded, the A section of the first chorus of each soloist is free: time is felt, but not played, by the rhythm section. These changes are a unique twist on the traditional rhythm formula.
Art Taylor/Taylor's Tenors (OJC (New Jazz) 1852)
CHARLIE ROUSE (1924-1988) Although tenor saxophonist Charlie Rouse played with such artists as Clifford Brown, Tadd Dameron, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie and Count Basie, he remains best known for his decade-long tenure with Thelonious Monk's quartet, where his distinctive, angular playing meshed perfectly with Monk's compositions. In the 1980s, he was a co-leader of Sphere and recorded several albums as a leader.
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