Recorded by T.S. MONK on CHANGING OF THE GUARD
Blue Note: CDP7 89050 2 / Recorded February 8-10 & 13, 1993
||Medium up (bossa)
1st part: Flute
2nd part: Soprano Sax, C treble clef
3rd part: Flugelhorn, Alto Sax, C treble clef, Trombone
Rhythm Section: Piano, Bass, Drums, Guitar
With flute playing the 1st part, this arrangement will open up new sonic possibilities for your group. The piano also plays an important role, doubling the bass in some places and the flute in others. The orchestration encourages each player to be aware of what everyone else is playing.
SOLOS: The solos combine long phrases that alternate between two chords with phrases that contain more complex harmonies.
Ronnie Mathews/Dark Before The Dawn (DIW 604)
Mongo Santamaria/Santamaria And Friends (Chesky 100)
RONNIE MATHEWS (b. 1935). An alumnus of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, Ronnie is currently the pianist for the T.S. Monk Sextet, which has recorded his compositions. He studied piano, theory and composition at the Manhattan School of Music. In the '60s he played and recorded with Kenny Dorham and Roy Haynes and had lengthy associations with Max Roach and Freddie Hubbard. In the '70s he worked with Louis Hayes, Clark Terry, Dexter Gordon and Johnny Griffin. In the '80s he toured with Dizzy Gillespie's U.N. band. He also has made several albums as a leader.
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