Recorded by VALERY PONOMAREV on MEANS OF IDENTIFICATION
Reservoir: RSR 101 / Recorded April 14, 1985
1st part: Trumpet, Alto Sax, C treble clef
2nd part: Tenor Sax, Alto Sax, Trombone
Rhythm Section: Piano, Bass, Drums, Guitar
Dialogue swings hard, with the famous Blakey shuffle beat. Interplay between the horns is built into the head. The shout chorus creates a great send-off for the soloists.
SOLOS: Not a hard chord progression to solo on. Starts in Fm, switches from Fm to F7 (dominant), then goes through some II-Vs.
VALERY PONOMAREV (b. 1943). While studying classical trumpet in his native Moscow, Valery's life was changed forever when he heard a recording of CLIFFORD BROWN playing The Blues Walk. Valery's life was so affected by the music and spirit of jazz that he left his homeland of Russia to pursue his dream of playing it. After listening to and transcribing the music of Clifford Brown, Lee Morgan, Freddie Hubbard and many others, Valery realized his dream of playing trumpet with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. Valery has since recorded several albums as a leader and has worked with many jazz greats including, Lionel Hampton, Benny Golson, Paquito D'Rivera, Lou Donaldson and Harold Land.
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