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Concert key: G minor
Style: Latin (Afro-Cuban)

 

A true Afro-Cuban piece that incorporates some classic jazz vocabulary with finesse.


Recorded on March 29, 1955, and first released on "Afro-Cuban" / Kenny Dorham (Blue Note BLP 1535).

  • Trumpet - Kenny Dorham [solo available]
  • Tenor Sax - Hank Mobley
  • Trombone - J.J. Johnson
  • Baritone Sax - Cecil Payne
  • Piano - Horace Silver
  • Bass - Percy Heath
  • Drums - Art Blakey
  • Conga - Carlos "Patato" Valdes
  • Cowbell - Richie Goldberg

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Concert key: B-flat
Style: Medium swing


Recorded on April 19, 1958, and first released on "Portrait Of Art Farmer" (Contemporary S 7027).

  • Trumpet - Art Farmer [solo transcription]
  • Piano - Hank Jones
  • Bass - Addison Farmer
  • Drums - Roy Haynes

 

Concert key: C minor
Style: Ballad (Bolero)


Recorded on January 5 and 6, 1997, and released on "Habana" / Roy Hargrove (Verve 537563)

  • Flugelhorn - Roy Hargrove [solo available]
  • Piano - Jesus "Chucho" Valdes
  • Bass - John Benitez
  • Drums - Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez
  • Conga - Miguel "Anga" Diaz

 

Concert key: F minor
Style: Medium swing


Recorded on April 15, 1960, and first released on "Booker Little"  / Booker Little (Time M 52011).

  • Trumpet - Booker Little [solo available]
  • Piano - Wynton Kelly
  • Bass - Scott La Faro
  • Drums - Roy Haynes

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Concert key: E-flat
Style: Medium swing

 

Another great one from Elmo Hope with many fun II-V shifts to solo over.


Recorded on June 9, 1953, and first released on a Lou Donaldson 78 rpm (Blue Note BN 1623). Later released on the "Clifford Brown Memorial Album" (Blue Note 7243 5 32141 2 8).

  • Trumpet - Clifford Brown    [solo available]
  • Alto Sax - Lou Donaldson
  • Piano - Elmo Hope
  • Bass - Percy Heath
  • Drums - Philly Joe Jones

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Concert key: A minor
Style: Medium swing


Recorded on October 12 and 13, 2008, and released on "Unsung Heroes: Volume 1" / Bryan Lynch (Hollistic MusicWorks HMW 1)

  • Trumpet - Brian Lynch [solo available]
  • Tenor Sax - Alex Hoffman
  • Piano - Rob Schneiderman
  • Bass - David Wong
  • Drums - Pete Van Nostrand

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Concert key: B-flat
Style: Uptempo swing


Recorded on August 6, 1954 and first released on "Clifford Brown And Max Roach"  / Clifford Brown and Max Roach (EmArcy MG 36036).

  • Trumpet - Clifford Brown    [2 solo takes available]
  • Tenor Sax - Harold Land
  • Piano - Richie Powell
  • Bass - George Morrow
  • Drums - Max Roach

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Concert key: A-flat
Style: Medium up swing

 

A recollection of Elmo & Sonny's stint at Riker's Island ("The Rock,") this unusual composition has an interesting form and a driving rhythm.


Recorded on June 9, 1953, and first released on a Lou Donaldson 78 rpm (Blue Note BN 1624). Later released on "Clifford Brown Memorial Album (Blue Note BLP 1526).

  • Trumpet - Clifford Brown    [3 separate solo takes available]
  • Alto Sax - Lou Donaldson
  • Piano - Elmo Hope
  • Bass - Percy Heath
  • Drums - Philly Joe Jones

Melody audio clip on this page; for solo audio clip, press Details.

 

 

Concert key: E-flat
Style: Uptempo swing

 

 



Recorded on July 12, 1954, and now available  on "Jazz Immortal"  / Clifford Brown featuring Zoot Sims (Capitol CDP 7 46850 2).

  • Trumpet - Clifford Brown  [solo available]
  • Valve Trombone - Stu Williamson
  • Tenor Sax - Zoot Sims
  • Bari Sax - Bob Gordon
  • Piano - Russ Freeman
  • Bass - Joe Mondragon
  • Drums - Shelly Manne

 

Concert key: E-flat
Style: Uptempo swing



Recorded on August 6, 1954, and first released on "Clifford Brown And Max Roach"  / Clifford Brown and Max Roach (EmArcy MG 36036).

  • Trumpet - Clifford Brown   [2 solo takes available]
  • Tenor Sax - Harold Land
  • Piano - Richie Powell
  • Bass - George Morrow
  • Drums - Max Roach
Note: Only the Clifford Brown solos are available on jazzleadsheets.com. The melody can be found in the printed arrangements (quintet and septet) - see below

 

Concert key: E-flat
Style: Medium swing

 

 

De-Dah is memorable for the contrast of two bars of Latin and two bars of swing in the A section -- it may not be the easiest for the rhythm section, but it's well worth learning.


Recorded on June 9, 1953, and first released on a Lou Donaldson 78 rpm (Blue Note BN 1624). Later released on "Clifford Brown Memorial Album (Blue Note BLP 1526).

  • Trumpet - Clifford Brown    [solo available]
  • Alto Sax - Lou Donaldson
  • Piano - Elmo Hope
  • Bass - Percy Heath
  • Drums - Philly Joe Jones

Melody audio clip on this page; for solo audio clip, press Details.

 

Concert key: F
Style: Medium up swing


Recorded on February 25, 1955, and first released on "Study In Brown"  / Clifford Brown and Max Roach (EmArcy MG 36037).

  • Trumpet - Clifford Brown    [solo available]
  • Tenor Sax - Harold Land
  • Piano - Richie Powell
  • Bass - George Morrow
  • Drums - Max Roach

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Concert key: A-flat
Style: Medium slow swing


Recorded on April 13, 1960, as released on "Booker Little"  / Booker Little (Time M 52011).

  • Trumpet - Booker Little [solo available]
  • Piano - Tommy Flanagan 
  • Bass - Scott La Faro
  • Drums - Roy Haynes

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Concert key: E-flat
Style: Ballad



First recording: This composition was first recorded on July 11, 12, or 18, 1961, on "Lookin' Good" / Joe Gordon (Contemporary M 3597).

  • Trumpet - Joe Gordon [solo available]
  • Alto Sax - Jimmy Woods
  • Piano - Dick Whittington
  • Bass - Jimmy Bond
  • Drums - Milt Turner

 

 

Second recording: Recorded on December 22, 2009, on the Unsung Heroes Project, volume 2 / Brian Lynch (Hollistic MusicWorks).

  • Trumpet - Brian Lynch [solo available]
  • Piano - Rob Schneidermann
  • Bass - David Wong
  • Drums - Pete Van Nostrand

Melody audio clips on this page; for solo audio clips, press Details.

 

Concert key: C minor
Style: Uptempo swing

 

Gigi Gryce's melodies are always just so satisfying, and this uptempo swing is no exception.


Recorded on August 28, 1953, and first released on the 10 inch LP "Clifford Brown - New Star On The Horizon" (Blue Note BLP 5032). Later released on "Clifford Brown Memorial Album" (Blue Note BLP 1526).

  • Trumpet - Clifford Brown    [2 solo takes available]
  • Alto Sax - Gigi Gryce
  • Tenor Sax - Charlie Rouse
  • Piano - John Lewis
  • Bass - Percy Heath
  • Drums - Art Blakey

Melody audio clip on this page; for solo audio clip, press Details.

 

Concert key: E-flat
Style: Medium swing


Recorded on July 12, 1954, and now available  on "Jazz Immortal"  / Clifford Brown featuring Zoot Sims (Capitol CDP 7 46850 2).

  • Trumpet - Clifford Brown  [solo available]
  • Valve Trombone - Stu Williamson
  • Tenor Sax - Zoot Sims
  • Bari Sax - Bob Gordon
  • Piano - Russ Freeman
  • Bass - Joe Mondragon
  • Drums - Shelly Manne

 

Concert key: F
Style: Medium swing



Recorded on August 6, 1954, and first released on "Clifford Brown And Max Roach"  / Clifford Brown and Max Roach (EmArcy MG 36036).

  • Trumpet - Clifford Brown   [2 solo takes available]
  • Tenor Sax - Harold Land
  • Piano - Richie Powell
  • Bass - George Morrow
  • Drums - Max Roach
Note: Only the Clifford Brown solos are available on jazzleadsheets.com. The melody can be found in the printed arrangements (quintet and septet) - see detail page.

 

Concert key: F minor
Style: Medium up swing


First recorded on July 7, 1958, and released on Max Roach + 4 At Newport (EmArcy MG 36140).

  • Trumpet - Booker Little [solo available]
  • Tenor Sax - George Coleman
  • Piano - Wynton Kelly
  • Bass - Ray Draper
  • Drums - Max Roach

Melody audio clip on this page; for solo audio clip, press Details.