Recorded by T.S. MONK on TAKE ONE
Blue Note: CDP 7 99614 / Recorded October 16, 1991
||Medium up swing
The T.S. Monk Sextet's albums on Blue Note display this group's dedication to performing a repertory of modern jazz classics. These albums feature works by Monk's father, pianist THELONIOUS MONK, one of jazz's most original composers. There are also works by trumpeters IDREES SULIEMAN (who worked with Thelonious Monk and Coleman Hawkins) and TOMMY TURRENTINE (who worked with Jackie McLean and Max Roach), and another great Jazz Messenger pianist, WALTER DAVIS, JR. who has his own album on Blue Note. RONNIE MATHEWS, pianist with T.S. Monk, has recorded albums with Freddie Hubbard, Max Roach, Roy Haynes, Louis Hayes and Sam Jones, as well as his own albums as a leader.
1st part: Trumpet, Alto Sax, C treble clef
2nd part: Alto Sax, Tenor Sax
3rd part: Tenor Sax, Baritone Sax, Trombone
Rhythm Section: Piano, Bass, Drums, Guitar
The difficulty of this arrangement is softened by moving the uptempo melody from one horn to another so that each player must master only a portion of the challenging head. It also moves freely between one, two, and three part harmony using every combination of the horns. This will open up your group's ears to some orchestral possibilities that aren't often explored in small group jazz. This arrangement also includes a full ensemble chorus featuring the drums.
SOLOS: The changes are mostly II-Vs, but they move very quickly and often go to unexpected places. It's a good challenge for an improviser who has command of all the keys.
Elmo Hope Trio (OJC (Contemporary) 477)
ELMO HOPE (1923-1967). A classically trained pianist with technique rivaling that of his childhood friend Bud Powell and a composer of music whose inventiveness and complexity approaches that of Thelonious Monk, Elmo Hope is only now beginning to achieve the recognition he deserves because of recent reissues of his albums and the efforts of his soulmate and muse, Bertha Hope, an excellent pianist and composer as well. Although his career was circumscribed by drug problems, he recorded several albums as a leader with sidemen including John Coltrane, Paul Chambers, Blue Mitchell, Frank Foster and Jimmy Heath. His compositions have been recorded by Clifford Brown (with whom he played), Art Blakey, Charlie Rouse, James Spaulding, Lou Donaldson, Harold Land, T.S. Monk, Ralph Moore and others.
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