Recorded by ART BLAKEY & THE JAZZ MESSENGERS on MISSION ETERNAL
Prestige: PRCD 24159 / Recorded March, 1973
||Medium up swing (6/4)
From a 1970s Jazz Messengers lineup, bassist MICKEY BASS provides an arrangement in 6/4 meter easy enough to be tackled by inexperienced players (and stimulating enough to have been recorded by Art Blakey!).
1st part: Trumpet, Alto Sax, C treble clef
2nd part: Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Trombone
3rd part: Tenor Sax, Baritone Sax, Trombone
Rhythm Section: Piano, Bass, Drums, Guitar
Piano Voicings by Cedar Walton
Bass Lines by Mickey Bass
FULL SCORE JRTS*
This arrangement places a simple, slow moving melody over an exciting, rhythmically active rhythm section accompaniment. The rhythm section also has the option of switching from a 6/4 to a 12/8 for four bars near the end of the form to add further interest.
SOLOS: The solos are arranged in an 8+6+8 measure format with each chord change getting two full measures. This leaves plenty of time for exploration on each chord and assures that even inexperienced soloists will find something to say over these changes.
*Jazz Repertory Transcription Series = includes chord voicings, bass lines, fills in drum parts, cued melody lines in rhythm section parts.
MICKEY BASS (b. 1943) Mickey Bass is a bassist, composer and educator. Mickey received his musical training at Howard University and N.Y.U. and is best known for his lengthy associations in the 1960s with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers and also Gloria Lynne, for whom he served as music director. He has performed and recorded with a variety of other Jazz stars, including Freddie Hubbard, Carmen McRae and Curtis Fuller.
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